Coach Kavanagh with the Tweet of the night.
Next game for both teams:
Next game for Hopkins: UMBC on 2/11.— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) February 8, 2017
Next game for Navy: Maryland on 2/11. pic.twitter.com/Q54YP7d5cA
College Crosse recap.
On a perfect night at Homewood the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays took on the Navy Midshipmen in the season-opener for both teams.
Navy looked good early in this game. The Mids held Hopkins scoreless the entire first quarter and extended their 2-0 lead to 3-0 after an unassisted goal by Greyson Torain early in the second quarter. Freshman goalie Ryan Kern was impressive in his first ever start for the Mids; Kern stopped seven shots in the first half and the Navy defense kept the Hopkins offense off-balance for the first 18 minutes of the game. Hopkins finally started getting into an offensive groove in the second quarter, as JHU scored 5 goals to go into halftime tied with the Mids 5-5.
The second half was all Blue Jays though, as star midfielder Joel Tinney put on a show in the 3rd and 4th quarter. Tinney had an assist in the second quarter to help stop Navy’s early run, and then broke out for four more points in the second half to finish with 3 Gs & 2 As. Hopkins also received big contributions from Patrick Fraser and Wilkins Dismuke, who both finished the night with 3 goals each.
Hopkins’ defense looked pretty good in its first game. Senior defenseman and captain Nick Fields had a strong night, as he finished with 3 GBs & 2 CTs. The Jays as a team finished with 12 CTs and were able to disrupt Navy’s ability to hold onto the ball, as the Mids had 21 total turnovers on the night. Gerald Logan was steady for Hopkins at goal and finished with 8 saves. Freshman defenseman Jack Rapine also played well for Hop, as he finished the game with 3 GBs & 3 CTs.
Perfect start for Hopkins. pic.twitter.com/rRXckTpvXa— Safe Fekadu (@Eri_Barrister) February 8, 2017
- Wade Ryan: Ryan finished the night with 4 assists and had a few really nice plays for the Midshipmen.
- Jack Ray: Navy’s big man had a strong night as he finished with 2 goals and 1 assist. Ray was a handful for the Johns Hopkins defense and had a couple punishing hits throughout the game.
- Ryan Kern: This game could’ve of been a lot worse for Navy were it not for Kern’s 12 saves. The freshman was locked in early in the game and had several really nice stops.
- Wilkins Dismuke: I’m a big fan of Dismuke’s game and was happy to see him get the back of the net three times tonight.
- John Crawley: The senior came to play tonight as he finished with 2 Gs & 2 As. Crawley’s goal and assist in the second quarter helped Hop turn a 3-0 2nd quarter deficit into a 5-5 halftime tie.
- Patrick Fraser: 3 goals on the night for the Walpole, MA native.
Hitter Of The Game.
Hitter of the game: Joel Tinney. 3 Gs 2 As. pic.twitter.com/G11sHqlPqy— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) February 8, 2017
- Joel Tinney: Welcome back, Mr. Tinney! The Hopkins junior had a spectacular game on what I am sure was an emotional night. Tinney finished the night with 3 goals and 2 assists and his hidden ball play is already in contention for the play of the year. I think I can safely speak for both Adam and myself when I say it is good to have him back on the field.