February 26, 2011

Boland, Greeley Pace Hopkins to Big Win

from press release

BALTIMORE -- Ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins got three goals and two assists from both senior attackman Chris Boland and sophomore midfielder John Greeley and nine different players scored for the Blue Jays in a 16-6 win over Siena at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon. JHU improves to 3-0 with the win, while the Saints slip to 1-2.

JHU got off to another quick start as the Blue Jays scored on their first shot of the game for the third time in as many games this season. Freshman Rob Guida needed just 36 seconds to stake the Blue Jays to an early 1-0 lead as he made a nice cut down the ally and scored from in tight off nifty feed from Boland. Siena tied the game 30 seconds later when Colin Clive scored an extra-man goal off a feed from Chris Roth, but the Blue Jays scored the next four goals and the Saints were never closer than three the rest of the way.

Boland notched a natural hat trick as he scored the final three goals of the first quarter for the Blue Jays, including back-to-back markers in a 61-second span late in the quarter to make it 4-1 at the end of the first period.

Guida's linemates, John Ranagan and Greeley, got into the scoring act in the second quarter as they wrapped goals around a Bryan Neufeld tally for Siena in the back half of the quarter and sophomore Zach Palmer made it 7-2 at the half with some nifty work in traffic late in the period.

Any hopes for a Siena comeback were dashed in the first seven minutes of the third quarter as the Blue Jays scored five times and allowed just a Neufeld goal during that spree to push the lead out to 12-4.
Sophomore Chase Winter opened the run with his first career goal just 2:21 into the period, while Greeley scored twice and Matt Dolente and Eric Ruhl also scored before the quarter was seven minutes old. Neufeld's goal, like his first of the game, came in an unsettled situation after a Blue Jay turnover.

Hopkins outscored the Saints 4-3 over the final 23:30 of the game to account for the 16 goals for JHU, while Dan Lawson, Danny Martinsen and Bryan Renneisen all scored during that time for the Saints.

Greeley's three goals and five points are both career highs, while Boland's three goals and five points are both season highs. The Blue Jays got five goals and five assists from the starting attack unit of Boland, Palmer and senior Kyle Wharton and seven goals and two assists from the first midfield of Greeley, Ranagan and Guida.

Neufeld extended his nation-leading scoring streak to 38 games with the two goals and one assists, while Martinsen matched his Neufeld's point total with the one goal and two assists.

Pierce Bassett made 12 saves in goal for Johns Hopkins, which held advantages in shots (48-24), ground balls (37-19) and faceoffs (16-8). The Blue Jay defense held Siena scoreless for a stretch of 22:52 after Clive's goal - that's the fifth time in three games JHU has held the opposition scoreless for stretch of 14 minutes or longer.

Johns Hopkins will return to action on Saturday, March 5 when the Blue Jays welcome Princeton to Homewood Field.

Notes: 12 of JHU's 16 goals were scored by freshmen and sophomores • One game after scoring eight goals in the third quarter against Delaware, JHU scored six in the third period of today's win against Siena • JHU has outscored its three opponents 18-4 in the third quarter this season • JHU has held its last five regular season opponents to six goals or less.


Siena (1-2) 1-1-2-2/6
#9 Johns Hopkins (3-0) 4-3-6-3/16


Goals: S: Neufeld-2, Martinsen, Clive, Lawson, Renneisen. J: Greeley-3, Boland-3, Ranagan-2, Guida-2, Palmer-2, Winter, Dolente, Ruhl, Sanders. Assists: S: Martinsen-2, DeBellis, Neufeld, Roth J: Wharton-3, Boland-2, Greeley-2, Rodgers. Saves: S: Morr-6, Kelly-7, Sharp-1. J: Bassett-12, Burke-0, Schneider-1. Shots: S-22. J-48. EMO: S: 1-for-4. J: 2-for-6. Attendance: 1,460.

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