Johns Hopkins Defeats Washington College, 2-1
• Score: #11 Johns Hopkins-2, Washington College-1
• Records: JHU (9-0-0, 3-0-0 CC) • WC (3-6-0, 1-2-0 CC)
• Location: Chestertown, MD • Kibler Field
• The Short Story: The 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team got a goal in each half as the Blue Jays beat the host Washington College, 2-1, Wednesday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Senior Mike Swiercz put the Blue Jays on the board in the 24th minute when he converted a penalty kick.
• Sophomore Achim Younker scored what turned out to be the game-winner in the 60th minute. After a give-and-go with classmate Liam Moylan, Younker slotted a shot past Shoremen goalie Josh Samuels.
• Washington College cut the deficit in half in the 84th minute after a scramble in front of the Hopkins goal. Aaron Barclay slipped the ball past senior Bryan See amongst a sea of bodies inside the six-yard box.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 46-25-2 all-time against Washington College and has now won three straight in the series.
• Hopkins runs its season-opening win streak to nine games. The Blue Jays are also riding a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1) dating back to October 22, 2016.
Inside the Box Score
• See finished with one save in earning his ninth win of the season and 32nd of his career. Samuels made seven saves in the loss for the Shoremen.
• Hopkins outshot Washington College, 18-8, while the corners were even at two apiece.
For the Record
• Younker now has 11 goals on the season, the most by a Blue Jay since 2010.
• See allowed his first goal in two weeks, a stretch of 403:33. That scoreless streak is his second this season of more than 400 minutes.
• Hopkins is back at Homewood Field on Saturday, September 30 to host Muhlenberg. The Centennial Conference contest is set for a 1:00 pm start.