Johns Hopkins Shuts Out Plattsburgh State, 2-0, To Win Tournament Title
Score: Johns Hopkins-2, Plattsburgh State-0
Records: JHU (4-0-0) PSU (3-2-0)
Location: Plattsburgh, NY Field House Complex
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team scored a goal in each half to defeat host Plattsburgh State, 2-0, in the championship game of the Best Western Plus Cardinal Classic.
How it Happened
Freshman Alejandro Maclean put the Blue Jays on the board in the 31st minute with his second of the season. Around midfield, freshman RJ Moore dished the ball to Maclean, who dribbled into the Cardinals' zone. He beat a defender and then fired a laser from the top of the box into the upper left corner.
Sophomore Achim Younker doubled the Blue Jays' lead in the 90th minute as they cashed in on a counter attack. Plattsburgh State took a corner but Hopkins quickly cleared it up field. Senior Jonah Muniz sent a pass down the right touchline to junior Sebastian Salathe. He took one touch and crossed the ball to Younker, who touched it past Patrick Feeley at the far post.
What it Means
Today's game was the first-ever meeting between Johns Hopkins and Plattsburgh State.
The Blue Jays are 4-0-0 to start the season for the first time since 2010.
Younker was named the tournament Offensive MVP while senior Mike Swiercz was named the defensive MVP. Senior Bryan See also earned all-tournament team honors.
Inside the Box Score
See finished with four saves in posting his eighth straight shutout. Feeley finished with one save in the loss for the Cardinals.
Plattsburg State had the edge in shots, 12-11, and had more corners than Hopkins, 6-3.
For the Record
See pushed his shutout streak to 732:57, the longest of his career and the fourth longest in program history.
Hopkins has opened the season with four straight shutouts for the first time in program history. The 2004 Blue Jays opened the season with three straight shutouts.
Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, September 13 as York visits Homewood Field. The game is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Homewood Field.