Dunne Pushes Johns Hopkins Past Franklin & Marshall, 1-0
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins got a goal from senior Matt Dunne and nine saves from sophomore Nick Cerrone to defeat visiting Franklin & Marshall, 1-0, in Centennial Conference men's soccer action Saturday night at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays snap a three-game winless streak as they improve to 4-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the conference. The Diplomats slip to 7-3-0 on the season and 1-3-0 in the league.
It was Cerrone that would springboard the Hopkins offense and get the Blue Jays on the board in the 22nd minute. Following a Sam Lane header that went wide of the Hopkins' goal, Cerrone sent a long goal kick into F&M territory. Freshman Kenny DeStefano flicked it to the left flank where Dunne ran onto it. He dribbled in and sent a long, low shot past TJ White and inside the right post for his first goal of the season.
From there, Cerrone and the Hopkins' defense would make the goal stand up, withstanding considerable pressure by Franklin & Marshall, particularly in the second half.
Cerrone finished with nine saves to earn the shutout, while White posted seven and got a defensive save from defender Chris Scott. The Diplomats outshot the Blue Jays, 20-15, including a 12-7 advantage in the second half. While JHU had a slight, 7-6, edge in corners.
Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, October 3 as Salisbury visits Homewood Field. The non-conference match-up is slated for a 7:00 pm start.