Maclean Leads Johns Hopkins Past Stevenson, 3-0
• Score: #11 Johns Hopkins-3, Stevenson-0
• Records: JHU (10-0-0) • SU (1-6-2)
• Location: Baltimore MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Freshman Alejandro Maclean scored a pair of goals and the 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team beat visiting Stevenson, 3-0, on Monday evening.
How it Happened
• Sophomore Achim Younker had a great chance to put the Blue Jays on the board early but his header in the 17th minute hit the post. Freshman Jonathon Brown and senior Mike Swiercz had a pair of chances just 60 seconds apart late in the first half, but Bobby Considine made the save both times.
• After being held scoreless for more than 56 minutes, the Blue Jays got three goals in a span of just nine minutes to take control on the scoreboard. Freshman Alejandro Maclean got things going in the 57th minute with the first of his two goals. Sophomore Connor Jacobs dribbled along the end line and crossed the ball into the box, where a sliding Maclean fired it into the top of the net.
• Just 72 seconds later, freshman RJ Moore lobbed a ball over the Stevenson defense and Younker headed it over a charging Considine to stake Hopkins to a 2-0 lead.
• Maclean pushed the Blue Jays’ lead to three in the 66th minute after a great hustle play by senior Jonah Muniz kept the ball alive. Muniz played the ball back towards the top of the box and Maclean blasted a shot inside the left post.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 4-0-0 all-time against Stevenson, including 3-0-0 at Homewood Field.
• The Blue Jays push their season-opening win streak to 11 games – matching the 2007 squad. The school record for longest win streak to open the season is 16, set in 2004. Hopkins is also unbeaten in its last 15 games (14-0-1) dating back to October 22, 2016.
Inside the Box Score
• Maclean’s two goals are a career high and bring his season total to four. Younker’s goal was his team-leading 12th of the season and he ranks second in the Centennial Conference.
• Senior Bryan See was not forced to make a save in earning his seventh shutout of the season. It is the Blue Jays’ ninth overall shutout of the season. Considine finished with four saves in the loss for the Mustangs.
• Hopkins outshot Stevenson, 25-2, and had a 9-0 edge in corners.
• Hopkins travels to Grantham, PA to take on seventh-ranked Messiah on Thursday. Game time at Shoemaker Field is slated for 7:00 pm.