Johns Hopkins Overcomes George Washington 10-4 in CWPA South Action
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins used a four-goal run late in the third quarter to break open a one-goal game en route to a 10-4 win over George Washington University on the evening of October 9. Senior Peter Sauerhoff (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) led the Blue Jays effort with a hat trick, his first since November 8, 2008. Hopkins improves to 8-10 on the year and picks up its first league win of the year. GW loses its fourth straight match to fall to 7-16 on the year and 0-4 in the CWPA.
It was a tight first quarter that saw Hopkins jump out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Sauerhoff and freshman Alex Whittam (Hillsborough, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep). But the Colonials answered with goals from John-Claude Wright and Cray Rogers to make it a 2-2 match at the end of the first.
Freshman Kielan Crow (Portola Valley, Calif./Lick-Wilmerding), with a defender hanging on him, scored on a pass from freshman Ross Schofield (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) to give JHU a 3-2 lead. Whittam pushed the Blue Jays lead to two at 4-2 when he converted a five-meter shot after a Colonials' foul on senior Reid Fox (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton), with just 54 seconds remaining in the half. JHU would take the two-goal lead into the half after senior Kyle Gertridge (Gunn Prep, Calif./Paolo Alto) blocked a GW shot as time expired.
Rogers found the net for the second time in the match, cutting Hopkins lead to one with 5:45 remaining in the third. Hopkins quickly responded as Sauerhoff scored back-to-back goals in just 41 seconds to ignite the four-goal run. Junior John Barrett (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Fenwick) connected with Crow in transition to make it a 7-3 game, before Getridge closed out the run with a five-meter goal. Guy Helman stemmed the tide, scoring with just one second on the clock for George Washington.
Going into the fourth with an 8-4 lead, Hopkins got back-to-back goals from senior Antonio Aguilera (Coral Gables, Fla./Gulliver Prep) to push its lead to six. That would be all the scoring for the match as junior Jeremy Selbst (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) made three saves in the final stanza to hold GW to just four goals. The four goals scored by the Colonials are their fewest in the series since a 10-3 Hopkins win on September 28, 2005.
Sauerhoff's three goals were a match high, while Gertridge finished with one goal and three assists. Rogers was the leading scorer for the Colonials with a pair. Wright, who leads GW and ranks fifth in the nation in goals, was held to the one goal, just one day after scoring six on Bucknell. Selbst finished with a career-high 12 saves.
Release courtesy Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications