Attackmen Carter Brown’s career six goal outing, along with Jesse King five goals, led the Ohio State Buckeyes over the visiting Johns Hopkins Blue Jays by a score of 15 -12. Johns Hopkins Ryan Brown ended the game with eight goals, but it was not enough for the Jays to get the win at the famed Horseshoe in Columbus.
Junior attackman Ryan Brown opened the scoring with his 29th goal of the year. Brown has an NCAA leading 26 game goal scoring streak. Hopkins won the ensuing face off and was able to take advantage of a lengthy possession. Brown was found in the middle, getting his hands free to beat Buckeye goalie Tom Carey.
Ohio State senior Jesse King found Ryan Hunter cutting through the middle and was able to beat Eric Schneider to get the scoring started for the home team. The score would be tied when Carter Brown scored to tie the game at two. Early possessions were dominated by Ohio State as they had continued winning face offs.
Ohio State got their first lead when Carter Brown scored his second consecutive to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead. Both teams had opportunities but both would have turnovers until :03 seconds left in the first quarter.
Ryan Brown finished his first quarter hat trick to tie the game at three.
Ohio State would get the first goal of the second quarter to retake the lead. Midfielder David Planning was able to dodge and score. Long possessions leading to turnovers again would plague both teams. Neither eam was able to capitalize until Jesse King scored with 5:41 left in the quarter.
Ryan Brown would score his fourth of the contest to end the Ohio State run. Midfielder Conor Reed found Brown open as he drove down the side, forcing the defense to leave him open. Off of a timeout, Brown would score again to tie the game at five.
Carter Brown would earn his hat trick, giving OSU the lead again. But Hopkins would answer as senior Wells Stanwick found freshman Joel Tinney racing to the cage. He scored to tie the game at six going into halftime.
The second half opened with Hopkins striking first. Wells Stanwick found his brother Shack open in tight and he was able to get it by Carey to take an early lead. Jesse King would tie it at seven on Ohio State’s ensuing possession. Hopkins would answer with Ryan Brown’s sixth of the game. Both teams were trading goals to start the third quarter.
Carter Brown would answer for the Buckeyes, beating his defender from behind the goal, and getting his fourth goal of the game. The game was tied at eight with a little more than six minutes left in the third quarter. After Hopkins turned the ball over while clearing, King would get his hat trick to give the Buckeyes a one-goal lead.
Ohio State would end the quarter a man-down as Tom Carey had committed a slashing penalty, bringing senior Cameron Stephens into the game. As the fourth quarter opened, Johns Hopkins man-up unit capitalized on the possession and tied the score at nine. John Crawley scored, assisted by Ryan Brown.
King would score another to take the lead again. His fourth goal came with 12:47 left in the contest. John Crawley found Ryan Brown for the ten Hopkins goal, which was Brown’s seventh of the game. Jesse King and Ryan Brown had taken over their respective offenses during the third quarter.
After a shot clock was started by the referees, Carter Brown would score. The fifth of the game would be a new career high for Brown. Ohio State would have an 11-10 lead with ten minutes remaining in the contest. Ohio State turned to a zone defense, but Hopkins was patient and able to answer. Holden Cattoni passed to Ryan Brown to tie the game at 11.
Ohio State’s John Kelly was able to break the tie when he drove to the middle of the Hopkins defense and beat Schneider. The Buckeyes would score on the following possession to take a two-goal lead with five minutes remaining. David Planning scored, assisted by King for a 13-11 lead.
The first three-goal lead came with 3:34 left as Jesse King scored his fifth of the game. Midfielder Connor Reed was able to cut into the deficit, bringing the score to 14-12. Chris May was able to continue his dominance at the face off circle and Carter Brown scored his sixth of the game, an empty net goal.
Ohio State’s next contest is against rival Michigan. Carter Brown’s six goals, and Jesse King’s five, were too much for Hopkins to overcome in the end. This was Ohio States first win against Johns Hopkins in the five previous contests.
Ryan Brown tied his career high in goals, shared with his 2014 outing against Syracuse at Homewood Field. Up next for Hopkins is Penn State as Big Ten action continues for the Blue Jays.