Johns Hopkins Defeats York, 4-1
• Score: Johns Hopkins-4, York-1
• Records: JHU (5-0-0) • YCP (2-2-1)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team found itself in unfamiliar territory Wednesday night against York, as the Blue Jays trailed just 12:52 into game. The Blue Jays would respond with four second-half goals to earn the 4-1 win.
How it Happened
• Zion Friday put the Spartans on the board in just the 13th minute on a quick counter attack. Ben Mochan slipped a pass to a streaking Friday, who took several touches and then fired a rocket just inside the right post from about 18 yards out.
• Hopkins appeared to draw level in the 22nd minute when a shot by senior Jonah Muniz from a tough angle snuck inside the left post, but it was waved off for an offsides.
• The Blue Jays came out firing to start the second half and got the equalizer in the 50th minute. Freshman RJ Moore slotted a pass to sophomore Connor Jacobs on the left side of the box. Jacobs dribbled just inside the box and buried a shot to the low right corner.
• Less than five minutes later, freshman Jonathon Brown put Hopkins on top. Muniz found Brown in the box with a short pass. Brown settled the pass and with a defender on his back, slipped a shot between Billy Bridegum and the right post.
• Sophomore Achim Younker made it a two-goal game in the 61st minute. Moore sprung Younker on a fast-break and he beat the Spartang keeper from close range.
• Just 16 seconds later, junior Gerrit Church took a pass from Muniz and blasted a shot under the cross bar from 22 yards out.
• Senior Bryan See made a fantastic one-handed save on a hard shot by Sam Johnson in the 79th minute to keep the Spartans to just one goal.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is now 21-7-4 all-time against York and has won three straight in the series. The four goals scored by the Blue Jays are the most they have scored against the Spartans since a 5-0 win on September 3, 1997.
• Hopkins is 5-0-0 for the first time under head coach Craig Appleby and the first time since 2007 when Hopkins won its first 11 games.
Inside the Box Score
• Six different players had a point for the Blue Jays with Moore and Muniz each having multi-assist nights. Brown’s goal was the first of his career.
• See finished with three saves in earning his 28th career win and he now ranks fifth in school history. Bridegum finished with four saves in the loss.
• Hopkins out shot York, 18-7, and had a 9-3 advantage in corners.
For the Record
• See’s shutout streak was snapped at 745:44, the fourth longest streak in school history. It is also the longest since Danny Coble went an impressive 1010:37 without allowing a goal in 2006.
• The shutout streak of 372:52 to start the season is also the longest in program history.
• The goals by Younker and Church that were just 16 seconds apart are the fastest consecutive goals by two different players in school history.
• Johns Hopkins opens Centennial Conference play on Saturday, September 16 against Haverford. The game is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Homewood Field.