Brunswick topped visiting Hopkins on Homecoming on Cosby Field on Friday night, 3-1.
The Bruins (8-5-1) opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of action, as Kyle Raker drove in from the left side and beat the Hopkins’ goalie on a tough-angle shot for a 1-0 lead.
A minute later, the Hilltoppers tied the game at 1-1, as a Hopkins player intercepted a Brunswick goal kick from 20 yards out. On the scoring play, the Hopkins player booted the ball on net from the far-right side, bending the shot beyond the reach of Brunswick’s goalie, Eric Meindl.
Brunswick regained the lead with 11:34 remaining in the first half, as Henry Foster netted a penalty-kick tally to give the hosts a 2-1 advantage. Foster has registered a penalty-kick goal in each of the last four games for the Bruins.
Leading 2-1 at the break, Brunswick added an insurance goal in the 61st minute of action. Freddy Gazal set-up the score, feeding Stevie Lopez from 15-yards out on the right side of the pitch. Lopez collected the ball and bent a clever righty shot to the top left corner, as the Hopkins keeper could only watch the ball go into the back of the net.
Meindl finished the contest with four saves in net for the Bruins.