Hopkins Downs UMBC 16-10

Hopkins Downs UMBC 16-10

Hopkins Downs UMBC 16-10

Hopkins Downs UMBC 16-10

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Late Surge, Balanced Scoring Lead Hopkins Past UMBC, 16-10

Blue Jays Get Four Hat Tricks, Close Game on 6-1 Run

BALTIMORE, MD - The seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team had four players record hat tricks and the Blue Jays outscored visiting UMBC 6-1 over the final 20 minutes to fuel a 16-10 victory over the visiting Retrievers at Homewood Field Tuesday night.  The win, JHU's eighth all-time against UMBC without a defeat, improves the Blue Jays' record to 4-1 on the year, while UMBC dropped its second straight and falls to 1-3.

Johns Hopkins led just 10-9 after Rob Grimm (Black River, NY/Carthage) polished off a quick three-goal run for UMBC with his third goal of the season with 7:13 remaining in the third quarter.  The one-goal lead held for just under three minutes before freshman Zach Palmer (Oshawa, Ontario/The Hill Academy) ignited a 5-0 run for the Blue Jays with the first of his three goals in a 10-minute span.

Palmer took a feed from junior Kyle Wharton (Garnet Valley, PA/Haverford School) high in the slot, spun and dropped down to open the game-turning spree, which included a transition goal from Wharton, back-to-back goals by senior Michael Kimmel (Towson, MD/Loyola) in a span of just over a minute, and another goal from Palmer on quick-stick after a nice feed from senior Steven Boyle (Derry, NH/Pinkerton Academy).  Grimm and Palmer traded goals late in the fourth quarter to account for the final scoring.

In a wild first half that saw 14 goals and seven penalties, Johns Hopkins never trailed, but could never quite distance itself from the Retrievers either.  The Blue Jays led by scores of 4-2, 6-3 and 7-4, only to have the Retrievers get back-to-back goals from Jamie Kimbles (Centreville, MD/Queen Anne's) and Bobby Stockton (Ponte Verda, FL/Nease) in a span of 37 seconds late in the second quarter to pull within 7-6.  A opportunistic goal by Boyle, who scooped up and deposited the loose change after a save by sophomore goalie Brian McCCullogh (Garden City, NY/Garden City), with 1:03 remaining in the first half accounted for an 8-6 halftime score.

The Blue Jays quickly pushed the two-goal lead to four as senior Max Chautin (Northport, NY/Northport) and Wharton notched extra-man goals in the first 47 seconds of the third quarter, but Shane Ryzner (Crofton, MD/DeMatha) and Stockton scored two minutes apart midway through the period and Grimm's goal with 7:13 remaining capped the three-goal run that sliced what was a 10-6 deficit to 10-9.  The first of Palmer's three goals came three minutes later and ignited the game-ending run for the Blue Jays.

Boyle continued his torrid early-season scoring as he totaled three goals and added four assists, while Palmer, Wharton and Kimmel all totaled three goals and two assists for the Blue Jays, who got eight goals and six assists from their starting attack and seven goals and four assists from their first midfield. 

Senior Michael Gvozden (Millersville, MD/Severna Park) posted 11 saves in goal for the Blue Jays, who cashed in on 5-of-6 extra-man chances and scored on 16-of-31 shots in the game.

Stockton led UMBC with three goals and one assist, while Kimbles (2g, 1a) and Grimm (2g) also scored two goals for the Retrievers.  McCullough posted eight saves in his first career start for the Retrievers, who held advantages in shots (35-31) and ground balls (32-28), but never tied the game after Hopkins pulled out to a 4-2 lead midway through the first quarter.

UMBC (1-3) 3-3-3-1/10

#7 Johns Hopkins (4-1) 4-4-4-4/16

Goals:  U:  Stockton-3, Kimbles-2, Grimm-2, Wimer, Ryznar, Latham.  J:  Boyle-3, Wharton-3, Kimmel-3, Palmer-3, Boland-2, Ranagan, Chautin.  Assists:  U:  Camardo, Davis, Kimbles, Stockton, Wimer.  J: Boyle-4, Kimmel-2, Palmer-2, Wharton-2, Donovan.  Saves:  U:  McCullough-8.  J:  Gvozden-11.  Shots:  U-35.  J-31.  EMO:  U:  3-for-7.  J:  5-for-6.  Attendance:  1,129.

Photography by John Strohsacker

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