11TH MINUTE GOAL HOLDS UP; NJCU FALLS, 1-0, DESPITE OUTSHOOTING HOPKINS
BALTIMORE, MD (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University outshot Johns Hopkins University, 17-14, including a decisive 12-3 advantage in the second half, but the Blue Jays made an 11th minute goal stand as the difference in the game as JHU edged NJCU, 1-0, in the opening round of the JHU-Goucher Tournament on September 7 at Homewood Stadium.
In only the second-ever meeting between the programs—a game resulting in another 1-0 final—both schools received brilliant performances out of their goalkeepers in a game that could have gone either way. JHU wins its first game (1-1-1) of the season. NJCU drops to 2-2-0.
Hopkins' lone goal came at the 10:50 mark of the first half as Mark Spencer played a long ball down the right sideline. Birin Padam ran onto the ball and slid his first goal of the season under junior goalkeeper RUBEN MORALES (Princeton, NJ/Princeton). Padam also struck the post early in the 25th minute.
Morales, making his second career start for the Knights, allowed just one goal yet again, but suffered the loss. He made six saves in 90 minutes. Nick Cerrone stopped six shots for the Blue Jays to pitch the second shutout against NJCU this year. Each squad also had one team save.