Martinez's Golden Goal Lifts Hopkins over McDaniel, 1-0
• Score: #3 Johns Hopkins-1, McDaniel-0 (2OT)
• Records: JHU (13-2-1, 6-1-1 CC) • MC (11-5-0, 3-5-0)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: On a rain-soaked Homewood Field, it took until the 104th minute, but the third-ranked Johns Hopkins men's soccer team topped McDaniel, 1-0, in Centennial Conference action Wednesday night.
How it Happened
• The Green Terror nearly struck first in the 19th minute off the foot of Jacob Wells. Corey Long took a shot from in close on the left side that junior Xander LeFevre stopped. The ball rebounded to the center of the box and Wells, who seemingly had an open goal. Sophomore Tim Treinen cleared his shot away however to keep the game scoreless.
• In the 47th minute, junior Alejandro Maclean made a great run and picked the lower left corner, but his shot missed by just inches. About four minutes later, junior Jonathon Brown fired a hard shot from just to the right of the cage, but a diving Aaron Bilbie knocked the ball away. Junior RJ Moore had another great look in the 58th minute on a header at the right post, but a one-handed save by Bilbie again kept the Blue Jays off the board.
• Hopkins finally beat Bilbie and ended the game with 6:51 to play in the second overtime. Sophomore Brian Lenzer played a long ball over the defense to junior Aaron Dang. He passed the ball back to junior Pablo Martinez, who cut back on his defender and snuck a low, left-footed shot through six defenders and inside the left post.
What it Means
• Hopkins is now 56-21-10 all-time against McDaniel and wins its 13th straight in the series. The Blue Jays are unbeaten in their last 30 games against the Green Terror (29-0-1).
• JHU is unbeaten in its last nine games (8-0-1) and has won four straight.
• Hopkins remains in second place in the Centennial Conference, two points behind Franklin & Marshall, with one game left. The Blue Jays have clinched a first-round bye in the conference tournament. JHU can secure the top seed in the conference tournament with a win on Saturday AND a tie or loss by Franklin & Marshall.
Inside the Box Score
• The goal was Martinez's third on the season and all three have been game-winners. In fact, seven of his nine career goals are game-winners.
• LeFevre finished with one save in the shutout, in addition to Treinen's team save. Bilbie made seven saves in the loss for the Green Terror.
• Hopkins outshot McDaniel, 23-9, and had a 10-3 advantage in corners.
• Hopkins wraps up the regular season on Saturday, November 2 against Dickinson. The game is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Homewood Field.