March 1, 2014

In-Game: Johns Hopkins trounces Princeton

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In-Game Blog by Phil Shore


Johns Hopkins' new look offense performed as advertized in a win on the road, topping Princeton 15-9 to stay unbeaten on the season.

Phil Shore blogged the game live, and you can check the replay of that to the right. We'll be back later with more post-game coverage from this one.

Princeton didn't exactly look like the offensive juggernaut we projected it to be in a season-opening win over Hofstra, only turning it on in the second half to escape with a 12-10 victory. At times early, it looked like Tewaaraton Award candidate Tom Schreiber was being too unselfish. He finished strong with three goals on five shots and two assists, while Mike Macdonald added four goals and an assist. The Tigers had a quick turnaround and handled Manhattan as expected Tuesday, winning 14-8 in a game in which they emptied the bench late after blanking the Jaspers in the first and third quarters.

Princeton, which has 28 turnovers in its first two games, will have to take better care of the ball against Johns Hopkins. Otherwise, it will inevitably find its way to Wells Stanwick behind the goal. Stanwick must be inspired by having big brother Steele roaming the Homewood halls (as an assistant for the Blue Jays women's team), as he has done a mighty fine impression of him with 13 assists through three games.

It's only a matter of time before scorers Ryan Brown (30.4 percent), Brandon Benn (47.1 percent) and especially Rob Guida (18.8 percent) start converting on even more opportunities. Senior goalie Eric Schneider has been terrific thus far in this, his first and only season as a college starter. He's allowing just 6.56 goals per game and stopping 66.7 percent of the shots he sees.

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