Johns Hopkins Shuts Out Eighth-Ranked Haverford, 2-0
Score: Johns Hopkins-2, #8 Haverford-0
Records: JHU (6-0-0, 1-0-0 CC) HC (4-1-1, 0-1-0 CC)
Location: Baltimore, MD Homewood Field
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team rode a pair of first-half goals to a 2-0 win over eighth-ranked Haverford Saturday night at Homewood Field.
How it Happened
Hopkins took a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute off sophomore Achim Younker's team-leading seventh goal. Freshman Alejandro Maclean slotted a perfect through pass to Younker in the box. Younker ran onto the ball and buried what proved to be the game-winning goal.
Junior Gerrit Church gave the Blue Jays' a two-goal cushion in the 38th minute off a free kick. Hopkins drew a foul 22 yards from goal and Church took the kick. His shot deflected off a defender and slipped just under the cross bar.
What it Means
Hopkins improves to 28-22-6 all-time against Haverford and snaps a six-game losing streak in the series. The win is the first over the Fords since a 2-0 win at Homewood on September 16, 2012.
The Blue Jays are 6-0-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007 when JHU won its first 11 games.
Inside the Box Score
Younker's goal was his third game-winner of the season. He has scored in five of the Blue Jays' six games this season.
Senior Bryan See made a pair of saves in earning his fourth shutout of the season and 18th of his career. Jeremy Astesano finished with three saves in the loss for the Fords.
Hopkins outshot Haverford, 11-7, while the Fords had a 3-2 edge in corners.
Hopkins wraps up its three-game home stand on Wednesday against Neumann. The non-conference contest is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Homewood Field.