Dickinson Tops Johns Hopkins, 2-1, in Centennial First Round
Nov. 6, 2013
CARLISLE, PA - Dickinson and Johns Hopkins combined for a pair of goals before the game was five minutes old, but there would be only one more score in the remaining 85 minutes. The host Red Devils defeated the Blue Jays, 2-1, in the first round of the Centennial Conference Tournament Wednesday night at Miller Field. Hopkins ends the season at 7-8-3 while Dickinson improves to 13-4-1 and advances to Saturday's Centennial Conference Semifinal.
It didn't take long for the Red Devils to get on the board as Isaac Pitkow scored just 77 seconds into the contest off a feed from Jamie Martin. The lead didn't last long however, as the Blue Jays drew even just over three minutes later. Sophomore Kenny DeStefano put home his team-leading sixth goal of the season in fifth minute and the teams were back where they started - tied.
Hopkins picked up the pressure after the tying goal forcing six saves from Dickinson keeper Jeremy Palcan, but the Blue Jays could not get the go-ahead goal. The Red Devils were able to hold off the Blue Jays and in the 37th minute, Drew Carneal scored what proved to be the game-winner for Dickinson.
Junior Nick Cerrone finished with one save in the loss for the Blue Jays, while Palcan made eight to earn the win for the Red Devils. Hopkins outshot Dickinson, 17-11, and had a 7-5 advantage in corners. Hopkins, the fifth seed, was making its conference-record 13th straight appearance in the tournament.