Scranton Slips Past Johns Hopkins, 2-1, in Overtime
BALTIMORE, MD – Bill McGuiness scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 108th minute to lead visiting Scranton past Johns Hopkins, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays slip to 2-2-1 overall while the Royals win their third straight to improve to 3-0-2.
After more than 72 minutes of scoreless action, a pair of quick goals saw the score tied at one apiece at the 73:20-mark. Nick Paganelli put the visitors on the board first with his first of the season in the 73rd minute. He collected a pass from Rich Loeffler, turned and fired a shot from 20 yards out that hit the underside of the crossbar and went in the goal. The lead did not last long however as the Blue Jays answered just 46 seconds later. Junior Mark Spencer played a long ball over the Scranton defense to David Adejunmobi. The freshman then chipped the ball over a charging Eric Hintz from about 10 yards out to knot the score.
The scored stood that way until the 108th minute and McGuiness' golden goal. Loeffler crossed the ball to McGuiness, in the center of the field. He gathered the ball and from 25 yards out, fired a hard, low shot that beat freshman Matt Paris for the winner.
Paris, seeing his first action and playing 60:51 in goal, made three saves in the loss. He replaced junior Nick Cerrone, who made four saves before leaving at the 46:29-mark with an injury. Hintz finished with a pair of saves to earn the win.
Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, September 18 as JHU host rival York. The non-conference tilt is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Homewood Field.