Red Devils Claim #3 Seed Despite Season Finale Setback

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Baltimore, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's soccer team struck first at #3/4-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Saturday night but the Blue Jays responded to claim the regular season finale 4-1.

The game had little affect on the Centennial Conference standings as the two teams will meet again in Lancaster next weekend in the semifinals of the conference playoffs. The Blue Jays will claim the #2-seed with the Red Devils holding on to the number three spot.

Junior Mohamed Kourouma (New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross) struck early, scoring off an assist from Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) just 2:09 into the match.

The Blue Jays tallied the equalizer in the 12th minute as Jonathan Brown finished an assist from Axel Whamond.

The score remained 1-1 as they teams headed into the break with the Blue Jays holding a 7-3 advantage in shots.

Just over four minutes into the second half Johns Hopkins jumped in front on a goal from RJ Moore with assists from Brown and Julito Quintana.

Quintana picked two more assists, feeding Alejandro Maclean in the 54th minute and closing out the scoring as Brown tallied his second of the night with just over 30 minutes to play.

Frederick Meagher (Southport, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) made 10 saves in the nets for Dickinson as they move to 10-7 overall and finish 6-3 in the conference.

The Red Devils will face the Blue Jays again next Saturday. Game times will be announced on Monday.