Villanova vs. Johns Hopkins
April 2, 2002
The Game Story:
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Junior attackman Bobby Benson and freshman attackman Peter LeSueur both scored two goals and added two assists and fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins picked up its 800th all-time victory with a 10-7 win at Villanova Tuesday night. The win is the third straight for Hopkins, which improves to 6-1. Villanova had its two-game winning streak snapped an falls to 3-4. Hopkins is also the first collegiate lacrosse team to amass 800 all-time wins.

JHU sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game on goals by freshman Kyle Barrie and sophomores Kevin Boland and Conor Ford. The teams then traded goals over the remainder of the first half with the Blue Jays taking a 5-3 lead into halftime.

Hopkins' Benson Erwin pushed the lead to 6-3 with his first career goal just 1:29 into the second half, but Villanova, as it would throughout the game, answered back quickly with a goal by Randall Calvert less than one minute later to make it 6-4. Benson then pushed the lead to 8-4 with back-to-back goals, but Villanova had one final push left.

Richie Kratz and Brian Marks score back-to-back goals for the Wildcats less than a minute apart midway through the fourth quarter to make it 8-6. After LeSueur scored off an assist from Adam Doneger with 3:27 remaining, Villanova's Marc Creegan scored his only goal of the game just seven seconds later to make it 9-7. A Boland extra-man goal closed out the scoring with 2:45 to play.

In addition to LeSueur and Benson, Boland added two goals and one assist, while Barrie added a goal and two assists. Senior Nick Murtha registered 13 saves in goal for the Blue Jays, are now 6-0 all-time against Villanova.

Marks led the Wildcats with two goals and one assist, while Calvert chipped in with a goal and two assists. Sean Philbin played well in goal for Villanova as he posted 10 saves, including several from close range.