JHU Blanks Cabrini, 2-0, to Advance to NCAA Sweet 16
• Score: #23 Johns Hopkins-2, Cabrini-0
• Records: JHU (16-1-3) • CU (11-9-1)
• Location: Glassboro, NJ • Rowan Soccer Field
• The Short Story: For the second straight game, the 23rd-ranked Johns Hopkins men's soccer team scored a goal in each half to beat Cabrini, 2-0, and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16.
How it Happened
• Sophomore Achim Younker staked Hopkins to the early lead with his team-leading 17th goal in the 20th minute. Junior Griffin Cyphers played the ball to the left side of the box, near the top of the six. Cavaliers' goalie Mike Gould came out to grab the ball and Younker was able to slot it underneath him.
• Senior Mikey Swiercz nearly doubled the Blue Jays' lead in the 55th minute. Off a quick restart just 25 yards from goal, Swiercz dribbled into the right side of the box and blasted a shot that seemed destined for the upper right corner, but Gould was able to punch it away.
• A little over five minutes later, Hopkins got that second goal it was looking for. Freshman Alejandro Maclean drilled a low, hard shot from distance that Gould blocked but could not control. Junior Arden Chew bounced on the rebound and chipped it into the Cabrini goal to make it 2-0 Hopkins in the 61st minute.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 6-0-1 all-time against Cabrini in the first ever NCAA Tournament meeting between the two. The Blue Jays also improve to 17-14-5 in the NCAA Tournament and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the 10th time.
• This is the first time in 15 NCAA Tournament appearances that Hopkins has posted back-to-back shutout wins in the first two rounds.
Inside the Box Score
• Younker's goal was his 17th of the season and 20th of his career. He is now tied for 22nd in program history for career goals.
• Maclean picked up his second assist of the tournament and now has six on the season, tied for third on the team. His 14 points this season (4g, 6a) also rank second behind Younker's 35.
• Senior Bryan See finished with a pair of saves to earn his 13th shutout of the season. Hopkins has now posted 15 shutouts -- a school single-season record. Gould posted eight saves in the loss for the Cavaliers, who had posted three straight shutouts coming into tonight's game.
• Hopkins outshot Cabrini, 14-3, and had a 5-1 advantage in corners.
• Hopkins will now face third-ranked Tufts, the defending national champion and winners of two of the last three NCAA titles. Game time, date and location will be announced on Monday, November 13.