Johns Hopkins Defeats Neumann, 2-1
• Score: #5 Johns Hopkins-2, Neumann-1
• Records: JHU (10-2-1) • NU (4-9-1)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: The fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins men's soccer team used a pair of second-half goals to defeat visiting Neumann, 2-1, Tuesday night in non-conference action.
How it Happened
• The Knights struck first, scoring in the 30th minute after they were awarded a penalty kick. Junior Xander LeFevre dove to his right to make the save on Marlon Trejo's shot. But Trejo was able to get to the rebound and put it home to put Neumann up 1-0.
• The Blue Jays answered in the 55th minute with a long-distance strike. Freshman Axel Whamond tracked down a ball near the left end line and dropped it back to senior Connor Jacobs. He centered the ball to junior Liam Creedon, who ripped a shot from 30 yards out past the outstretched hands of Knights' goalie Seth Walker.
• Freshman Ben Biggs picked a great time for his first career goal, putting Hopkins on top in the 67th minute. Junior Julito Quintana played a long ball over the defense to Biggs, who took a touch and then slotted it under a charging Walker.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 11-1-0 all-time against Neumann, including 6-0-0 at Homewood Field.
• The Blue Jays are unbeaten in their last seven games (6-0-1)
Inside the Box Score
• Creedon's goal was his fourth of the season and he is now tied for the team lead. Jacob's assist was the 13th of his career, moving him into a tie for 16th in school history.
• LeFevre finished with three saves to earn the win while Walker made seven in the loss.
• Hopkins outshot Neumann, 25-8, and had a 13-0 edge in corners.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, October 26 as the Blue Jays visit the Ursinus Bears. The Centennial Conference contest is slated for a 1:30 pm start.