Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore Battle to Scoreless Draw
• Score: #9 Johns Hopkins-0, Swarthmore-0 (2OT)
• Records: JHU (11-1-1, 4-0-1 CC) • SC (4-5-2, 2-0-2 CC)
• Location: Swarthmore, PA • Clothier Field
• The Short Story: The ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team battled host Swarthmore to a scoreless draw Saturday night at Clothier Field.
How it Happened
• Hopkins came out attacking and forced Swarthmore goalie Oliver Steinglass into four first-half saves.
• In the 34th minute, senior Mike Swiercz nearly gave the Blue Jays the lead off a Gerrit Church corner, but a Garnet defender cleared the ball out of the box.
• Hopkins had a great chance in the 65th minute with three shots in a 30-second span. Senior Drew Collins fired a shot from just outside the top left corner of the box that Steinglass just got a glove on at the far post. Freshman Chase Burciaga headed the ball back towards the open goal, but once again Steinglass knocked it away. The ball went right to sophomore Achim Younker, who headed it just over the crossbar.
• Two of senior Bryan See’s saves came in a 58-second span in the second half. He made a diving save on a Joey Bradley shot in the 73rd minute and then less than a minute later, dove to his right to get a glove on a Tommy Sheehan shot.
• See made his final save with just seven seconds remaining in the second overtime on a shot by Omri Gal.
What it Means
• Hopkins is 32-29-7 all-time against Swarthmore, including 11-16-5 at Swarthmore.
• The Blue Jays remain atop the Centennial Conference standings with a 4-0-1 record. Gettysburg sits in second place with a 4-1-0 record with its lone loss coming to JHU.
Inside the Box Score
• See finished with three saves to earn his league-leading eighth shutout of the season. It is Hopkins’ 10th shutout this season. See now has 22 career shutouts, which is tied for fifth in school history.
• Steinglass made seven saves for the Garnet.
• Hopkins outshot Swarthmore, 22-11, and had 10-2 edge in corner kicks.
• The Blue Jays were held scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time since October 2014 – a stretch of 59 straight games.
• After playing four games in seven days, Hopkins is idle for the next week. Hopkins will travel Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, October 14. Game time at Tylus Field is slated for 5:00 pm.