Coleman Paces Johns Hopkins in 4-0 win over Neumann
BALTIMORE, MD – Senior Sean Coleman scored a pair of goals and assisted on two more to lead the Johns Hopkins men's soccer team to a 4-0 win over visiting Neumann in non-conference action Tuesday night at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays improve to 7-4-3 with the win while snapping Neumann's four-game streak as the Knights slip to 8-4-0.
Coleman put Hopkins on top in the 24th minute after taking a pass from junior Nick White near the top of the box, dribbling through several defenders and slotting a low shot just inside the left post. That score would hold until just after half time as the Blue Jays went up 2-0 in the 47th minute. Coleman took a long pass down the right side, dribbled into the box and sent a through pass across the mouth of the goal where junior Brandon Sumpio ran onto it and one-timed it home for his first of the season.
Neumann had a chance to make it a one-goal game in the 55th minute when a penalty kick was awarded. Dan Chrashewsky took the kick for the Knights, but freshman Nick Cerrone used all six-foot-five of his frame to get a hand on the ball and send it out of danger. Junior Matt Dunne scored his first of the season in the 73rd minute, capitalizing on a nice give-and-go with Coleman. Dunne took a one-touch pass from Coleman, avoided a defender and fired a shot from 25 yards out that just slipped under the cross bar. Just over two minutes later, Coleman was taken down in the box and the Blue Jays were awarded a penalty kick. Coleman took the shot and buried it for his team-leading sixth goal of the season.
Cerrone finished with five saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season, while Bob Mastrillo made four saves for the Knights. Hopkins had the edge in shots (16-8) and corners (4-3) in earning its fourth straight win over Neumann. Coleman's six points are a career-high and are the most by a Blue Jay since Scott Bukoski scored notched six (3g) against Buffalo State on September 4, 2009.
Hopkins returns to action and Centennial Conference play on Saturday, October 22 at 21st-ranked Swarthmore. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm.