Marcin Scores Shoremen's Goal in Loss
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Eleventh-ranked Johns Hopkins topped host Washington College, 5-1, in a Centennial Conference men's soccer game tonight on Kibler Field at The Blue Jays head into next week's conference playoffs with a 13-3-2 overall record and a 6-2-1 mark in conference play. The Shoremen conclude their season at 3-13-1 and 1-7-1.
Nick White gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead when he scored on a loose ball in the box at 10:50. The Shoremen found the equalizer at 16:56 when freshman Tim Marcin (Wilmington, DE/Concord) booted in a corner kick from junior Gavin Rayburn (Bel Air, MD/John Carroll). Hopkins pulled back in front at the 27:53 mark as Chand Balfour scored off a cross from Max Venker. Hopkins took a 3-1 lead on an own goal at 33:37 when a Washington defender tried to clear a long Blue Jay cross.
The Blue Jays struck quickly into the second half for their fourth goal when Kevin Hueber dribbled through multiple defenders and fired in the score at 47:04. Hopkins scored its fifth goal in a manner worthy of Halloween as Venker's long shot went off the crossbar and straight up into the air at least 20 feet before bouncing in front of the net and in for a 5-1 advantage at 53:08.
Ravi Gill made two saves in goal for Hopkins in the first 82:33. Daniel Felder played the rest of the game in goal for Hopkins. Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Phipps (Newark, DE/St. Mark's) played the first 61:55 for the Shoremen, making eight saves and allowing five goals. Freshman Tyler Cabot (Hightstown, NJ/Peddie School) played the remainder of the game, making three saves.
Hopkins held a 23-6 advantage in shots and a 6-5 edge in corner kicks in the game.