Johns Hopkins Hands Gettysburg 2-1 Loss
Score: Johns Hopkins-2, Gettysburg-1
Records: JHU (6-2-2, 1-2-0 CC) GC (5-2-1, 2-1-0)
Location: Baltimore, MD Homewood Field
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team rode a pair of early goals and an eight-save performance from senior Bryan See to a 2-1 win over visiting Gettysburg on a rain-soaked Homewood Field Wednesday night. The Blue Jays pick up their first conference win of the season and snapped the Bullets' six-game (5-0-1) unbeaten streak.
How it Happened
Hopkins jumped on the board early as the Blue Jays cashed in on a corner kick. Senior Samy Ramadane played the ball to the far post where it was headed by a defender. The ball went right to sophomore Sebastian Salathe, who chested it back to classmate Arden Chew. He settled the ball and blasted a shot inside the left post in the fifth minute.
Gettysburg had a pair of chances back-to-back in the 17th minute from its leading scorer Henry Smith. But senior Bryan See came up with consecutive point-blank saves to keep Hopkins ahead.
The Blue Jays rewarded See with a second goal just four minutes later. Thomas Keane made a nice save on a hard shot by sophomore Gerrit Church. But the ball bounced right to freshman Liam Moylan, who tapped the ball into the open net.
Ramadane nearly gave Hopkins a three-goal lead in the 53rd minute but his shot from the top of the box narrowly missed the right post.
Gettysburg nearly got on the board in the 86th minute with two quick shots. Sophomore Max Song cleared away Kingsley Nzekwe's chance and See made a great save on Jeff Schaefer's second chance.
The Bullets were able to break through the defense in the 87th minute as they capitalized on a free kick. Lucas Weissman struck the kick, which was about 40 yards out, and sent the ball to the left post. Schaefer headed it back across the face of the goal and inside the right post.
What it Means
The win was the 50th for Johns Hopkins in the long-standing series with Gettysburg, as the Blue Jays are now 50-21-11 versus the Bullets. Hopkins is also unbeaten in the last eight meetings with Gettysburg.
This was the Bullets' first loss since the season-opener, 25 days ago.
Inside the Box Score
Senior Bryan See finished with a season-high eight saves in the win. Thomas Keane, who gave up two goals for just the second time this season, made five saves for the Bullets.
Johns Hopkins wraps up its three-game home-stand on Saturday, October 1 as Dickinson visits Baltimore. The Centennial Conference contest is slated for a 5:00 pm start at Homewood Field.