Osio, See Lead Johns Hopkins to 1-0 Win over Merchant Marine
Score: Johns Hopkins-1, US Merchant Marine-0
Records: JHU (1-0-2), USMMA (0-1-1)
Location: Baltimore, MD Homewood Field
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team got all the offense it needed in the 37th minute from senior Victor Osio in a 1-0 win over the US Merchant Marine Academy Sunday afternoon. Senior Bryan See made the goal stand with his first shutout of the season in the third game of the Blue Jay Invitational.
How it Happened
Hopkins had a great chance early off a set piece. A foul by USMMA set up a JHU free kick about 30 yards out near the left touchline. Senior Victor Osio played the ball into the Mariner box, where freshman Achim Younker's header looked to be heading inside the far post. But a diving Cory Maier corralled the ball to keep the game scoreless in the 16th minute.
The Blue Jays struck first, taking the lead in the 37th minute. Sophomore Max Song intercepted a Mariner's pass and back-heeled it to Drew Collins, who played the ball over the top of the defense to Osio. He collected the pass just inside the left side of the box and fired a beautiful shot into the upper right corner for his first goal of the season.
Both teams had chances throughout the remainder of the game but neither could get one past the other's goalkeeper. In the closing seconds, a last-ditch shot by Wagner Mogga seemed ticketed for the top of the goal, but senior Bryan See was equal to the task, snagging the ball out of midair as the whistle sounded.
What it Means
Johns Hopkins is now 2-0-0 all-time against Merchant Marine, with today's game being the first meeting since 2005.
The Blue Jays are unbeaten through three games (1-0-2) for the second time in the last three years. The Blue Jays went 4-0-1 in their first five games in 2014.
Inside the Box Score
Senior Victor Osio's goal was the sixth of his career and the third game-winner. Junior Drew Collins' now leads the team with three points (1g, 1a) on the season.
Senior Bryan See made eight saves to earn his first shutout of the season and sixth in the last two years. The Mariner's Cory Maier finished with seven saves in the loss.
US Merchant Marine outshot Hopkins, 14-12, and had the edge in corners, 4-3.
Johns Hopkins is back at home on Wednesday, September 7 for a non-conference tilt against Frostburg State. The game is slated for a 4:00 pm start at Homewood Field.