CARLISLE, Pa. -- Top-seeded Dickinson and second-seeded Johns Hopkins each secured shutout victories in the Centennial Conference women's soccer semifinals on Saturday at Miller Memorial Field.
With the victories, Dickinson and JHU will meet in Sunday's championship game at 1 p.m. It will mark the fifth time the two sides have met in the Centennial Conference title game, with the others occuring in 2005 and 2008-10.
The Red Devils (14-1-4) blanked fourth-seeded Gettysburg (13-4-1) 3-0 behind a hat trick from freshman standout Meg Tate. With the hat trick, Tate raised her conference-leading goal total to 18 on the year. She registered tallies in the 12th, 13th and 59th minutes for Dickinson.
JHU improved to 13-2-4 with a 1-0 triumph over third-seeded Haverford in Saturday's second semifinal. Emily Maheras finished a feed from Alex Damron in the eighth minute and the Blue Jays held the Fords to six shots on goal and three corner kicks en route to the narrow win.
Seeking its first-ever CC crown, Dickinson advances to the title round for the fifth time in program history. All five championship appearances have resulted in matchups vs. JHU. The Blue Jays seek their 14th conference title and first since 2016. JHU has made the CC finals 16-straight seasons and 18 times in the 19-year history of the single-elimination postseason CC tournament.