Healthy Hopkins too much for Hofstra

May 03, 1991|By Jerry Bembry

Johns Hopkins' 20-11 win at Hofstra on Wednesday was the team's second-biggest scoring outburst of the season, but coach Tony Seaman was happier that he was able to field a healthy team.

"We haven't been healthy for three weeks, and it was nice to have everybody there," Seaman said yesterday of the victory, which made Hopkins' record 7-3. "We've had some injuries with our midfielders, and being healthy makes a big difference."

Not that the Blue Jays, who have won two straight since losing at Maryland last month, needed to be at their best against unranked Hofstra (6-6). Hopkins had a 9-7 lead at the half but outscored Hofstra, 7-1, in the third quarter.

"You have to be pleased any time you score 20 points against anybody," Seaman said. "This week we played at a pretty good level, far from what we looked like in the fall."

Matt Panetta was the scoring star for Hopkins, with six goals and five assists. Four of the goals came in the first half, including the first two of the game.

"He's one of the finest attackmen in the country because he does so many things well," Seaman said of Panetta. "He's had an ankle injury that's kept him from 100 percent, but he never complains about it. He just does the job."

The 20 goals were the most the Blue Jays had scored since a 22-5 win over Washington College in the second game of the season.

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