Johns Hopkins vs. Duke
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:
Johns Hopkins Races Past Duke, 19-6

Barrie Nets Career-High Eight Points In Victory

BALTIMORE, Md. --The top-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game and got 12 goals and six assists from its starting attack unit of senior Bobby Benson (Baltimore, MD/McDonogh) and sophomores Kyle Barrie (Narberth, PA/The Haverford School) and Peter LeSueur (Garden City, NY/Garden City) as the Blue Jays cruised past 10th-ranked Duke, 19-6 at Homewood Field. The win is the third straight for the Blue Jays, who improve to 6-1 with their 15th straight homevictory. Duke lost for the third time in its last four outings and falls to 7-4.

The Blue Jays wasted little time jumping on the Blue Devils as junior midfielder Conor Ford (Timonium, MD/St. Paul's) opened the scoring with an unassisted goal just 44 seconds into the game. Goals by Adam Doneger (Hewlett, NY/Lynbrook), Barrie and Ford in a span of less than four minutes midway through the first quarter pushed the lead to 4-0 with 7:46 remaining. Duke won the faceoff after Ford's goal made it 4-0 for its first sustained possession of the game.

After Doneger pushed the lead to 5-0 with his second goal of the game, Duke's Matt Rewkowski (Bethpage, NY/Bethpage) trimmed the deficit to 5-2 with back-to-back goals just seven seconds apart late in the first quarter. Barrie and Duke's Matt Zash (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) exchanged goals in the first minute of the second quarter to make it 6-3, but that would be as close as the Devils would get.

LeSueur scored three of Hopkins' goals in a 4-0 run over a span of just 4:42 to push the lead to 10-3 before Rewkowski closed the first half scoring with his third goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in the second quarter.

Any hopes for a Blue Devil comeback in the second half were quickly erased as the Blue Jays scored the first five goals of the second half to stretch the lead to 15-4. Ford, Benson, Barrie, Doneger and junior Joe McDermott (Rockville Centre, NY/South Side) all scored during the spree for the Blue Jays. Another Rewkowski goal with 25 seconds remaining in the third quarter made it 15-5, but Barrie scored off a scramble in front of the goal with two seconds remaining in the period to make it 16-5. Ford's behind-the-back flip pass found Barrie alone on the doorstep and he easily beat a defenseless A.J. Kincel (Palmyra, VA/St. Anne's Belfield).

An extra man goal by Barrie, his career-high-tying fifth goal of the game, was matched by Duke's Mack Hardaker (Durham, NC/Durham Academy) in the first six minutes of the final period before LeSueur and Benson closed the scoring with goals in the final eight minutes.

Barrie had a career-high eight points, with his five goals and three assists both tying career highs. LeSueur's four goals were a career-high, while his six points on the day matched his previous best. Ford, who entered the game with just one goal this season, added three goals and two assists, while Doneger and Benson each had three goals and one assist. Senior goalie Rob Scherr (Reisterstown, MD/McDonogh) registered nine saves for the Blue Jays, who were 5-for-6 on extra man, outshot the Blue Devils, 56-29 and won 20-of-29 faceoffs.

Duke was led by Rewkowski's four goals, while Kincel posted 16 saves for the Blue Devils.

The 19 goals for the Blue Jays are the most they have scored under head coach Dave Pietramala and the most since a 20-11 win over then seventh-ranked Maryland on April 15, 2000. Hopkins has also now won 34 of its last 35 games in the month of April, including 22 straight at home.

Johns Hopkins will next be in action next Saturday at Maryland, while Duke will host Virginia next Saturday.