men’s soccer ties hopkins again
In the 58th minute, Matt Cecconi got his head on a corner kick and flicked it toward the Johns Hopkins net. The ball hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced straight down before it was cleared out by a Blue Jay defender.
Cecconi’s header helped awaken Muhlenberg’s offense, but the Mules would not get any closer than the header off the crossbar as they tied Johns Hopkins, 0-0.
It was the second straight scoreless tie between the two nationally ranked Centennial Conference rivals at Homewood Field, where Muhlenberg (5-0-4, 1-0-3) is 0-8-3 against Hopkins since the start of CC play in 1993.
The Blue Jays (7-2-3, 1-1-2) almost scored in the 31st minute when Mule goalkeeper Jason Daniels was caught out of the net, but Kyle Plifka stepped in front of the empty net and cleared a shot away.
The two teams traded several scoring chances, but could not find the winner. The Blue Jays held a 29-14 advantage in shots. Daniels made 10 saves for the Mules, including one on a breakaway late in the second half.
Muhlenberg’s four ties on the season are the most since 2006 and tied for the second-most in school history. The Mules also remain unbeaten through nine games, the longest streak to start a season since 1995.
pictured above: Mike Williams
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