Hopkins handled their business and downed Ohio State 13-12 at home on Saturday. Hopkins dropped two of their last four games (without head coach and legend Dave Pietramala on the sideline due to an infection in his back), losing to Virginia and Rutgers, and needed this conference win badly. Pietramala was back on the sidelines Saturday for the first time in more than a month, picking up his 175th win as boss for the Jays.
Ohio State on the other hand seems to be holding the title for best team with a losing record, dropping their last three games by a combined three goals. Granted all three games were against ranked opponents, losing to #1 ND and #14 Penn State and now #16 Johns Hopkins by a goal in each contest.
Hopkins controlled for most of the game, their lead hanging at around 2 or 3 goals for a good portion of the contest. But the Buckeye’s used a big save by goalie Tom Carey to go on a run and get back to within a goal of the Jay’s.
Hopkins took a 13-12 lead going into the final quarter. It took ten minutes for a ball to find the back of the net in the fourth, with Bluejay John Crawley scoring on an man-up goal with 4:03 remaining and it turned out to be the “eventual” game-winner. Ohio State would put one more on the board with 94 seconds to play, but the Buckeye’s couldn’t force overtime, turning the ball over with ten seconds to play.
Johns Hopkins will visit Penn State in an important conference matchup on 4/17 and Ohio State will host hated rival Michigan on 4/16.