#14 Johns Hopkins Uses Big Second Half to Down Spartans

Zion Friday photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Zion Friday photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

BALTIMORE, MD – The 14th ranked Johns Hopkins University men's soccer team tallied four second half goals in the span of 12 minutes to down York College 4-1 in a non-conference contest at Homewood Field on Wednesday evening.

The loss is the second straight for the Spartans after they started the season 2-0-1.


Match #5

Records: York 2-2-1, #14 Johns Hopkins 5-0

Shots: York 7, Johns Hopkins 18

Shots on Goal: York 4, Johns Hopkins 8

Corner Kicks: York 3, Johns Hopkins 9

Saves: York 4, Johns Hopkins 3

Fouls: York 8, Johns Hopkins 11


How It Happened:

• The Blue Jays were the aggressors on offense early as they fired off the first four shots of the game over the open 10 minutes of play. Fortunately for York, two of those shots were blocked by an active Spartan defensive backfield.

• The Spartans got on the board in the 13th minute. Senior Ben Mochan slid a through ball to freshman Zion Friday. Friday collected the pass above the box and ripped a shot into the back of the net for his second goal of the year and the 1-0 Spartan lead.

• The Blue Jays outshot York 9-4 in the first half but each team put two shots on frame.

• The Hopkins came out of the break and took the play to the Spartans. Connor Jacobs tied the game just 4:20 into the second stanza. Jonathon Brown gave the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead 5:11 later on a cross from Jonah Muniz.

• Hopkins put the game away with two more goals in the next seven minutes. Achim Younker scored his seventh goal of the year in the 61st minute and Gerrit Church struck for the Blue Jays' fourth goal a mere 27 seconds later.


Spartan Leaders

Zion Friday: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Ben Mochan: 1 assist

Cristobal Corvalan: 1 shot on goal

Sam Johnson: 1 shot on goal

Joel Teston: 1 shot on goal


Hopkins Leaders

Achim Younker: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal

Jonah Muniz: 2 assists

RJ Moore: 2 assists

Connor Jacobs: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

Garrit Church: 1 goal, 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

Jonathon Brown: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal


Goalie Comparison

Billy Bridegum (YCP): 90 minutes played, 4 goals against, 4 saves (Loss, 2-2-1)

Bryan See (JHU): 81:09 minutes played, 1 goal against, 3 saves (Win, 5-0)

Xander LaFevre (JHU): 8:51 minutes played, 0 goals against, 0 saves


Match Notes:

The Spartans fall to 7-20-5 all-time against Hopkins … Hopkins has won three straight against the Spartans after York had won the previous three matches … the four goals scored by Hopkins are the most in the series since JHU downed York 5-0 on September 3, 1997 … freshman Zion Friday leads the Spartans in scoring with seven points on two goals and three assists … York has managed just a combined ten shots in their last two games … freshman Billy Bridegum notched a career-high four saves.


Up Next:

The Spartans continue their two game road trip with a trek to face Randolph in a non-conference contest on Saturday, September 16. The match in Lynchburg is set for a 4:30 pm start.