Eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins downed sixth-ranked Franklin & Marshall 2-1 on Saturday in a battle for the top seed in the upcoming Centennial Conference Field Hockey Tournament. With the win, the Blue Jays secured the right to host the Final Four next weekend at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
The loss drops the Diplomats to the No. 2 seed in the five-team conference tournament. F&M will take on 12th-ranked and third-seeded Ursinus in Friday's semifinals. Ursinus earned the No. 3 seed with a dramatic last-second 1-0 victory at Bryn Mawr on Saturday.
Bryn Mawr, which will be competing in the CC Tournament for the first time in program history, will be the No. 4 seed and host fifth-seeded Gettysburg in Tuesday's opening round. Gettysburg edged Dickinson 3-2 in overtime on Saturday to claim the final spot in the conference postseason.