Oct. 26, 2005
CHESTERTOWN, MD - Freshman Nicholas Gauna scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Washington College, as the Johns Hopkins men's soccer team earned its third straight Centennial Conference victory. With just one regular-season game remaining, the Blue Jays improved to 10-2-4 overall and 4-1-3 in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins has now won 13 straight against the Shoremen, who dropped to 4-11-1 overall and 2-5-1 CC.
Gauna scored both goals in the first half as the Blue Jays jumped to a 2-0 lead. Senior Adam Simon assisted the first goal on an indirect kick at 12:15 and junior Blaine Phillips set up Gauna's second goal at 25:26. At halftime, Johns Hopkins led Washington 9-2 on shots and the teams were tied at one in corner kicks.
The Blue Jays continued to dominate the Shoremen in the second half, finishing the game with a 19-5 advantage on shots and 4-2 edge on corner kicks. Washington College's leading scorer junior Josh Todd put his team on the board with a goal at 74:17, but Hopkins junior Dan Coble saved the other four shots on goal to earn his seventh win of the year.
Junior Sean Ferri and sophomore Mike Gillis split time in goal and combined for eight saves for Washington. Ferri allowed both goals while playing the first 45 minutes.
With his two goals, Gauna improved his season totals to six goals, two assists, and 14 points. He leads the team in goals and points and is tied for the second-most assists.
The Blue Jays play the final game of their regular season this Saturday at Homewood Field, where they host Franklin & Marshall at 7 pm. With four other Centennial Conference games played today and a total of five conference games on Saturday, the five-team conference tournament field is yet to be determined.