BALTIMORE -- Johns Hopkins All-American forward Hannah Krotnick found the back of the net in the 106th minute to lift the Blue Jays past the upset-minded York College Spartans, 1-0, in a second-round NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament contest on Sunday afternoon.
The win advances the sixth-ranked Blue Jays to the Sweet 16 for the sixth-straight season. They will face Williams College next weekend. Johns Hopkins is now 20-1-1 overall, while the Spartan campaign ends at 13-5-2.
"I can't tell you how proud I am of this group of kids," Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner said. "We were determined to give Hopkins a good game and we did. We were right there at the end. They are certainly a very talented team but we stood toe to toe with them."
Hopkins held a 19-14 advantage in total shots, including a 9-7 margin in shots on goal. JHU had five corners in the match while York did not record a corner for the first time all season.
Spartan goalie Melanie Glessner notched eight saves in her 105 minutes, 31 seconds of work.
"We played a very physical game (Saturday) against Carnegie Mellon," Sterner said. "I was worried about how that would affect us today but that was not a factor today. We played incredibly hard and walked off that field with our heads held high. Our effort and attitude were fantastic. This was a great group of kids to coach and we accomplished a great deal this year. I am already looking forward to getting back out on the field with them this spring."
York must say goodbye to seniors Dale Mason and Lauren Fowler, but the Spartans will return 10 starters, including Glessner and their 13 top scorers from this fall.