Maryland’s 9-6 come from behind victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday night at Homewood field. This game was a true stunner only because the Jays blew a three-goal second half lead. The Blue Jays were carrying a 12 game home winning streak into this game and early on it looked like it was going to be 13. Hopkins Goalkeeper Pierce Bassett was outstanding to start the game. His first save was point blank, and that allowed the Jays to run out to a 2-0 lead. The game turned though in the second quarter. Hopkins controlled play for the entire quarter. Hopkins outshot Maryland 14-2, out groundballed the Terps 7-3, and won four of the five face-offs in the quarter. All Hopkins had to show for it was a 5-3 halftime lead. That’s because Maryland Goalkeeper Niko Amato was outstanding, making four saves. Chris Boland scored in the 1st minute of the second half to give Hopkins that three-goal lead, but Amato and the rest of the Terps defense took over from there. Maryland chipped away at the lead, tied it on a Michael Shakespeare goal with :17 left in the third and went ahead for good at the 8:46 mark of the fourth. That sent Hopkins into a bit of a panic and ultimately led to the Hopkins offense trying to do too much as individuals. No more so than John Ranagan’s attempt to run thru five Maryland defenders late in the fourth quarter. Ranagan ulitmately turned it over which led to a Owen Bly’s transition goal and pretty much sealed the victory for the Terps.
My non-sports related event is:
Dominating at cornhole on Friday night at my Nephew’s birthday party. After an early setback my nephew and I partnered up and tore through the competition. We not only won five straight but dominated the competition. Our closest match was a 21-19 nailbiter. I was able to score the last three points to seal the victory. Don’t forget about the cornhole tournament this Saturday at Dock of the Bay. The tourney runs from 1pm- 5pm and there is a $20 entry fee. You also get a $15 gift certificat to Dock of the Bay. If you want to join please contact Peter at WNST. His email is, you guessed it Peter@wnst.net.
Finally I have to leave you with this picture. Just thought it was hilarious.
Until next time…