Johns Hopkins Falls to Dickinson in Shootout in Centennial Semifinals
• Score: Dickinson-2, #24 Johns Hopkins-2 (DC 4-2 PKs)
• Records: JHU (14-1-3) • DC (11-5-3)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Fifth-seeded Dickinson won 4-2 in a shootout over the host and 24th-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team Friday night in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Tournament. The teams were tied 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods.
How it Happened
• Dickinson struck first and gave the visitors the early lead in the 11th minute. Kevin Gilbert intercepted a pass deep in the Blue Jay end and went in all alone on freshman Xander LeFevre. The JHU keeper came out to challenge and Gilbert slotted a low shot underneath him and into the right corner of the net.
• Hopkins answered quickly, leveling the score just 98 seconds later. Senior Jonah Muniz dribbled down the right side and crossed the ball into the box. Freshman RJ Moore deflected it toward the goal and sophomore Liam Moylan buried it from the doorstep.
• In a near repeat of last week’s game between these two, the Blue Jays drew a penalty kick early in the second half. Once again senior Mike Swiercz took the kick and beat a diving John Baney to put Hopkins on top, 2-1, in the 48th minute.
• The Red Devils answered in the 74th minute as they capitalized on a throw in deep in the Hopkins end. Ward Van de Water sent a long throw from the right side line into the Blue Jay box. Matt Edmonds headed the ball across the box to Austen Stockdale, who one-touched it inside the left post for the equalizer.
• The teams played through two scoreless overtimes and after 110 minutes, the game would be decided in a shootout.
• Dickinson subbed in 6-foot-6 goalie Frederick Meagher and he made a pair of saves on the first two Hopkins shooters in the shootout. The Red Devils made their first two shots and led 2-0 after two rounds. The teams each made their next two shots and Dickinson won the shootout, 4-2.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is 34-17-5 all-time against Dickinson, including 1-0-1 in the Centennial Conference Tournament. Hopkins is 13-8-6 in the 17-year history of the tournament, including 5-4-5 in the semifinals and 4-4 in penalty kick shootouts.
Inside the Box Score
• Moore’s assist was his ninth of the season, tying the Centennial Conference record for assists by a freshman. That mark was set in 1994 – five years before Moore was born.
• LeFevre finished with three saves in the first half and senior Bryan See came on in the second half made a pair of saves. Baney finished with three saves for the Red Devils.
• Hopkins had a 16-15 edge in shots and a 4-3 edge in corners.
• Hopkins will now await a possible NCAA Tournament at-large berth. The bracket is scheduled to be released on Monday, November 6 at 1:30 pm ET. Fans can watch the selection show here: http://www.ncaa.com/fallselections