No. 1 Hopkins Thwarts No. 9 Maryland's Upset Bid, 11-6, Friday Night
April 15, 2005
College Park, Md. - No. 1 Johns Hopkins spoiled Senior Night at Maryland Friday night, using a four-goal spurt in the third quarter to secure an 11-6 victory over the Terps in the 101st meeting of the two lacrosse powerhouses.
Freshman Kevin Huntley notched his third hat trick of the season and added one assist to pace Hopkins, who remain perfect in nine games this season. Maryland falls to 5-5. Hopkins goalie Jesse Schwartzman stopped 17 shots, his second-highest career total, while freshman midfielder Paul Rabil added two goals and an assist.
Kyle Harrison got Hopkins on the board early with an unassisted goal 37 seconds into the contest. Stephen Peyser and Kyle Barrie followed with scores before Brendan Healy brought Maryland to within 3-1 at the 1:10 mark of the first quarter with an extra-man goal.
Walters and Ritz recorded goals to even the match at 3-3, before Jake Byrne and Huntley lifted the Blue Jays to a two-goal lead at the break.
Maryland would cut the gap to 5-4 on an unassisted goal by Matz two minutes into the half, but Hopkins got four straight scores from Huntley, Rabil, Peyser and Peter LeSueur to break the game open after three quarters.
The game was witnessed by a crowd of 10,117, which is the largest crowd for a lacrosse game at Byrd Stadium since May 20, 2001 when the Terps hosted Towson in front of 10,118 fans in an NCAA Quarterfinal game.
Maryland returns to action next Saturday when they travel to Fairfield, Conn., to take on the Stags in the first meeting between the teams.
The Terps have lost three straight games, marking the longest losing streak since dropping a program worst four straight in 1988.
Bill McGlone's extended his point scoring streak to 26 games with his fourth-quarter goal.
Xander Ritz extended his point scoring streak to 10 games with his second-quarter goal.
Joe Walters' assist on Brendan Healy's first-quarter goal extended his point scoring streaks to 26 games. He extended his goal scoring streak to 26 with his goal in the second quarter.
When McGlone and Walters score goals in the same game the Terps are now 20-8.
Xander and Max Ritz each scored a goal, which is the first time they have scored in the same game at Maryland.