Johns Hopkins looked to draw even through four games this season. They got was a total team effort in a convincing win against the Princeton Tigers. The win avenges last year’s overtime loss, in which the Tigers rallied late to win in overtime. In the win, the nation’s consecutive games with a goal streak ends as Ryan Brown ends the day with two assists.
Princeton would score first as Bobby Weaver would score his third goal of the season. Attackman Wilkins Dismuke would answer for the home team. This would be a theme to begin the game as Hopkins and Princeton trade punches to begin the contest.
Shack Stanwick would have two goals sandwiched around a Riley Thompson tally and Austin Sims would have the game tied at three. This would be the last time the game was close, as the Blue Jays would go on three runs that Princeton could never answer.
The Blue Jays would score the next five goals to take a commanding lead at 8-3. Kyle Marr and Holden Cattoni would score extra-man goals respectively, both assisted by Stanwick. The combination of Cody Radziewicz, John Crawley, and Dismuke would rattle of the remaining goals in the run.
After Gavin McBride’s goal just into the second half, Hopkins would answer with a four-goal run to take a 12-4 advantage early into the fourth quarter. Senior long stick midfielder Derrick Kihembo would score his first goal of his career, just nine seconds after the Princeton tally. Kieran Eissler would score, along with Patrick Fraser and Dismuke to complete the run.
Austin Sims would get his second goal of the game with 13:17 left in the game, but again Hopkins would answer. Another four-goal run started when Drew Supinski scored his second of his young career, unassisted. Cattoni would score his second, Dismuke’s fourth, and then Cattoni would finish the hat trick to take a 16-5 lead with 5:11 left in the contest.
Dawson McKenzie scored to end the run, but the damage was done. Kyle Marr would score his second of the game, assisted by midfielder Thomas Guida, before Adam Hardej would end the game with his unassisted goal with 18 seconds remaining.
The second half belonged to Hopkins, outshooting the Tigers by a count of 27-16. On the game, the Blue Jays put up 46 shots to just 27 by Princeton. Princeton goalie made 20 saves on the day. His counterpart, sophomore Brock Turnbaugh, would register ten saves. He gave way to Ryan Feit, who allowed the last two goals of the game.
The face-off statistics told the story in the contest. The combination of Hunter Moreland, Craig Madarasz, and Kevin O’Toole went an astounding 21 for 28, continually applying pressure to the Tigers’ defense. The Tigers were without do-it-all midfielder Zach Currier, who was serving his one-game suspension after an ejection the previous game.
The Tigers have one week until they are back, facing Maryland next weekend. Hopkins looks to avenge another loss from last season as Towson comes to Homewood Field. Towson is 5-0 to start the season, coming off a victory against local UMBC. If Towson would win, they would claim 2016 as the Kings of Charles Street after defeating Loyola a week ago, 10-8.