November 8, 2009

Bears win title number six, with 6-0 win over Johns Hopkins

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - For the sixth straight year, Ursinus captured the Centennial Conference field hockey championship as the Bears (18-2) defeated Johns Hopkins (13-6) 6-0 at Eleanor Frost Snell Alumnae Field Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Ursinus advances to the NCAA Division III tournament and will find out where and when the Bears are playing late Sunday night.

Junior midfielder Michelle Wimmer (Palm, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) had three goals in the game, while senior forward Jessica Zatwarnicki (Reading, Pa./Exeter) had a goal and three assists for Ursinus.

Ursinus took a 1-0 lead at 16:04 as junior midfielder Megan Yoder (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) scored unassisted off of a rebound. Wimmer then scored her first goal of the game at 27:15 off of a corner as Zatwarnicki assisted.

The Wimmer-Zatwarnicki combo scored again just 53 seconds later, as Wimmer scored off of a corner for a 3-0 lead.

In the second half, senior midfielder Sarah Brant (Collegeville, Pa./The Hill School) gave Ursinus a 4-0 lead, as she scored on an assist from sophomore back Nicole Hanby (Bear, Del./William Penn).

Wimmer's third and final goal of the game came off of a corner, and a Zatwarnicki assist, at 62:04.

The final goal of the game was scored by Zatwarnicki with just 30 seconds left, on an assist by Yoder.

The Bears racked up 32 shots, 21 of which were saved by Johns Hopkins senior goalkeeper Sophia Tieu.

Ursinus senior goalkeeper Erica Scott (Carney's Point, N.J./St. Elizabeth) made just one save, as she faced three shots.