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MEN’S SOCCER ELIMINATED ON PKs
Chris Davis

Davis ended his career with a 0.89 goals-against average and third on the Mules’ all-time list with 27 career shutouts. He did not allow a goal in his final 352 minutes.

The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team converted three straight penalty kicks to advance past Muhlenberg in a shootout in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference playoffs.

Hopkins (16-0-1) will play in the championship game against McDaniel, a 1-0 overtime winner against Swarthmore in the other semi. The Mules (9-7-3) ended their season with a seven-game unbeaten streak.

The teams played 110 scoreless minutes before going to penalty kicks. Muhlenberg’s best chance to score came on its only corner kick, in the 83rd minute. Christopher King got a head on Jose Ramirez’ service, but Blue Jay goalie Gary Kane Jr. knocked the ball away.

Johns Hopkins, which had an 11-3 advantage in shots, tested Mule senior goalie Chris Davis in the second overtime, but Davis leaped to catch the hard shot for one of his seven saves.

Davis saved the first try of the shootout with a dive to his left, but Muhlenberg gave the advantage back by missing wide right on its first attempt. The Blue Jays made their next three kicks, while both of the Mules’ were saved.

The draw put the first blemish on the record of the Blue Jays, who are ranked second in Division III. The Mules are the only team to take Hopkins into overtime this year, and they did it twice, both times in Baltimore.

Muhlenberg has now played three CC playoff games at Johns Hopkins, losing one in double overtime and two on penalty kicks after scoreless ties.

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Last updated November 5, 2004