Haverford Edges Johns Hopkins, 3-2
• Score: Haverford-3, Johns Hopkins-2
• Records: JHU (4-1-2, 0-1-0 CC) • HC (3-1-2, 1-0-0 CC)
• Location: Haverford, PA • Walton Field
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team lost to host Haverford, 3-2, on a late goal in both teams’ Centennial Conference opener Saturday afternoon. The loss is the Blue Jays’ first of the season, snapping their six-game unbeaten streak.
How it Happened
• Nick Jannelli scored back-to-back goals in a little under 13 minutes to stake the Fords to an early 2-0 lead. In the 13th minute, Jannelli took a pass from Russell Nicholson at the top of the box and buried a shot to the left side of the goal. He got his second goal in the 26th minute as Haverford took advantage of a free kick. Dorian Wirz served the ball to Maclyn Willigan, who touched the ball to Jannelli in the box. He then fired a shot inside the far post to make it 2-0.
• Sophomore Arden Chew cut the deficit in half and got the Blue Jays on the board in the 35th minute with his second of the season. Following a Fords’ turnover in their defensive end, senior Victor Osio slipped a pass to Chew on the left side of the box, who beat Sam Miller for the score.
• Hopkins drew level in the 59th minute when freshman Achim Younker headed home a long cross from junior Mike Swiercz.
• Haverford scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 87th minute as Jannelli had a hand in this one as well. His shot hit the post and rebounded out to Peter Baroff, who finished on the far post. Hopkins had a great chance less than a minute later to once again tie the game, but freshman Matthew MacFarquhar’s shot was blocked by the defense.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is now 27-22-6 all-time against Haverford, including 11-15-2 at Walton Field.
• The Blue Jays’ six-game unbeaten streak to open the season is the longest since 2010 and is tied for the sixth longest in program history.
Inside the Box Score
• Freshman Achim Younker has a team-best three goals while senior Victor Osio has a team-high three assists.
• The Fords’ goal at 12:57 was the first against the Blue Jays since September 3. The goal ended senior Bryan See’s shutout streak of 464:15, the 12th longest shutout streak in program history. It is also the longest shutout streak since Nick Cerrone did not allow a goal for 496:37 in 2011.
• See finished with a pair of saves for the Blue Jays while Sam Miller made six for the Fords.
• Shots were nearly even with the Fords taking one more (13-12) than the Blue Jays, though more of JHU’s were on target (8) than the Fords (5).
• Johns Hopkins wraps up its three-game road swing on Wednesday, September 21 as the Blue Jays visit the Stevenson Mustangs. The non-conference tilt is slated for a 4:00 pm start at Mustang Stadium.