October 30, 2010
Offense Erupts as Johns Hopkins Downs Washington College, 7-0
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team finally got its offense going Saturday night as the Blue Jays shut out visiting Washington College, 7-0, in the regular season finale. Hopkins improves to 12-3-3 overall and 5-2-2 in the Centennial Conference and will be the fourth seed in next week's conference tournament. The Shoremen finish their season at 4-12-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the Centennial.
Sophomore Brandon Sumpio nearly put Hopkins on top just 48 seconds into the game when he beat Shoremen goalie Chris Phipps with a low shot, but Robert Gavora cleared the ball off the line. Junior Sean Coleman did the honors in the 14th minute with his team-leading 10th goal of the season. Senior Kevin Hueber eluded several defenders in the midfield before playing the ball forward to Coleman at the top of the box. Coleman then buried a shot to the left post from about 16 yards out. Less than two minutes later, the Blue Jays led by two. From the left flank, Sean Duggan crossed the ball to senior Scott Bukoski one the six-yard box. With a defender on his back, Bukoski one-timed Duggan's pass past Phipps.
Senior Chris Wilson appeared to make it a three-goal game when he dribbled up the left touchline, cut in towards the goal and beat Phipps on a low shot. But James Bedrock slid in and just cleared the ball off the line and out of danger in the 23rd minute. Less than two minutes later, Danny Wood cleared out a would-be Coleman goal to keep the deficit at two for the Shoremen. Washington College nearly capitalized on a fast break from Jordan Haas in the 27th minute. Senior goalie Ravi Gill came out to the top of the box and got a hand on Haas' shot, but Haas got the ball back and fired another shot that went well wide.
Hopkins got back on the scoreboard in the 36th minute to finally take a 3-0 lead. Off a Hopkins corner kick, Hueber played a long ball into the Shoremen box. Junior Corey Adams headed it at the left post across the goal mouth to Bukoski, who redirected it for his 50th career goal.
The Blue Jays picked up where they left off in the second half, getting a pair of goals just 47 seconds apart to push their lead to five. Sophomore Matt Dunne took a free kick right about midfield, sending a long ball into the box, where sophomore Nick White headed it over Phipps in the 57th minute. White then notched an assist as Hopkins extended its lead. White ran on to a ball played deep into the right corner and crossed it to freshman Sam Glassman. Glassman took the pass, one-touched it to his right and buried a shot to the far post.
Freshman Chris Douglas scored his first career goal in the 73rd minute to make it a 6-0 game. Junior Drew Holland sent a long pass to Douglas on the left touchline. He took the pass, dribbled up the flank and scored on a low shot. Sophomore Jun Park closed out the scoring in the 89th minute, as the Blue Jays capitalized on another corner. From the left corner, junior Derek McAbee sent a nice ball into the far post to Park, who put it home to account for the 7-0 final.
Gill made three saves before giving way in the 62nd minute to freshman John Belanger, who was not forced to make a save. Phipps finished with six saves for the Shoremen. Bukoski is just the fourth player in Johns Hopkins history and the ninth in Centennial Conference history to notch 50 career goals. He is also the first to reach the milestone since Chad Tarabolous in 2003.
Hopkins advances to the Centennial Conference Tournament for the 10th time and will host fifth-seeded Gettysburg on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm at Homewood Field.