Elm Staff Writer
This week the Shoremen had two competitive games, the first against John Hopkins University and the second versus McDaniel College.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Washington College men’s soccer team traveled to John Hopkins University to play in their third conference match. After a tough fight, they fell 2-1 to the Blue Jays.
Hopkins took control of the game early, scoring their first goal nearly six minutes into the first half. Then, another goal was scored for the Blue Jays after stealing the ball.
Washington College scored with 2:46 left to play in the first half. This was the team’s first shot of the match, shot and scored by sophomore Del Jenkins.
The game ended with WC in the deficit, at 2-1. The Shoremen had three corner kicks and two saves from senior goalkeeper Josh Samuels.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, WC hosted McDaniel College for another conference match that ended in a scoreless tie.
Sophomore Zack Urbanski had the first scoring opportunity, but his shot was deflected by the McDaniel goalkeeper. Senior Kevin Sawyer managed to shoot the rebound trying to score again for the Shoremen but did not prevail.
Throughout the game, WC’s efforts were high with 19 shots and seven corner kicks. Despite the offensive control, the Shoremen and the Green Terror remained scoreless. The McDaniel goalkeeper made six saves this match.
The Shoremen put up an aggressive offense, outshooting McDaniel 19 to 11, and in corner kicks, seven to two. The game went into double overtime, but still neither team scored.
The next match for the Shoremen is on Oct. 6 versus Dickinson. The Red Devils defeated the Shoremen in a very tight match, 3-2, last year and the Shoremen hope to defeat Dickinson this season. The game will be played at home in Kirby Stadium at 7 p.m.