Princeton Tigers Top Hopkins 15-11 at Homewood Field

Princeton Tigers Top Hopkins 15-11 at Homewood Field

Princeton Tigers Top Hopkins 15-11 at Homewood Field

Princeton Tigers Top Hopkins 15-11 at Homewood Field

After the traditional rededication of the commerative flags in honor of the Johns Hopkins lacrosse players lost in our nation's wars, the national anthem was sung,and the ballgame's first whistle was blown to start off these two teams 2000 seasons.

The game's first score came when Princeton converted on their second man-up with a goal by Sean Hartofilis assisted by Josh Sims. Hopkins came back with a Dan Denihan goal off a hands free crank from up top on a Hopkins 2 man-up situation. The game went back-and-forth throughout the first quarter with Princeton grabbing the first two goal lead of the game at 4-2. Hopkins came out of halftime with the game's momentum after scoring with 11 seconds left in the first half cutting Princeton's first half lead to 7-5. Hopkins started off by scoring the first goal of the second half making it a 7-6 game, but that was the closest the Blue Jays would get. Princeton was clearly going to have none of this and proceeded to reel off 4 goals in a row, bumping their lead up to 11-6. The four goal spurt was spearheaded by BJ Prager who had two of the four goals. Hopkins tried to comeback with two quick goals bringing the Tiger lead down to 11-8. Goals were exchanged for the rest of the 3rd, with the quarter ending at 13-9.

The fourth quarter was started with Hopkins gaining possession and a college student streaking the far sideline of Homewood. The focus of the game was brought back when Josh White scored his second goal in a row uping the lead to 14-9. Dan Clark finished Princeton's scoring with their 15th goal, followed by 2 Hopkin goals too late in the fourth. Final score was 15-11 Princeton, leaving the Tigers 1-0 on the season and Hopkins 0-1 in 2000.

Frustrated Johns Hopkins Coach John Haus on his team's performance against Princeton, "Our outfit didn't play a good game today." Haus on their opponent,"Princeton was the much better ballteam...their as good as anybody in the country." Coach Haus felt that one of the major problems for Hopkins today was that they were unable to come up with any big defensive stops, every time their offense was able to cut into the Princeton lead the defense failed to make big stops or were penalized(Hopkins had 9 penalties for 6 minutes).

Coach Tierney feels that it is, "always a war here at Hopkins...for March 4 that was a great game." One of Coach Tierney's largest concerns coming into the Hopkins game was of, "Brian Carcaterra, could we get through that brick wall." Another concern was the play of his goalie Trevor Tierney and whether, "Trevor would hold up in the goal." Both Carcaterra(12 saves on 27 shots) and Tierney(22 saves on 33 shots) played fairly solid games, but the game-time expectations for Carcaterra are a lot higher than those of Tierney. Hopkins goalie was unable to hold down the defense well enough to propel his team to a victory, whereas Tierney made enough saves in goal to allow his team to create a win around him. While it appeared as if Princeton had a strong control of Hopkins and the game, Coach Tierney said that Princeton, "didn't really control them[Hopkins], we controlled ourselves...we didn't play conservative and try to hold on like we did last year."

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Tigers can tool ya
    by (#890) on 3/06/00 @1:41AM
1) Why is Josh Simms so unbelieveably nasty???
2) Whay does Princeton have a sick freshmen class? Where did these kids come from? They've got one player who was MVP of the World Games, one who plays defense like its his job and he has absoluetly no fear and a sick bag of tricks...This class will go far
3) Where did Prager get his quick stick? Christ he is fun to watch!
4) Princeton is coming out huge this year!
 
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(no subject)
    by (#996) on 3/08/00 @4:33PM
Yea Trev, your a wall!!!
 
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winslow
    by (#663) on 3/09/00 @7:02PM
winslow is a nerd.
 
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winslow
    by (#663) on 3/09/00 @7:02PM
winslow is a nerd.
 
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coach flaws haus
    by (#1063) on 3/10/00 @5:04PM
"Princeton was the much better ballteam...their as good as anybody in the country." This comment by coach haus made me coach on my grits. Now Princeton is a good team, but they ain't that good, and they shouldn't be be beating a team like hopkins.
In another Coach Flaws move, it was good to see Diconza at 5-10 and 35 1/2 pounds playing defense against Princeton. Nothing against P.J., but you play lsm. Nadelen or Brasko should be at that position.
Hofstra comes into town next. Followed by the cuse. Hofstra should lose. The cuse will be a battle. We will see if Coach Flaws comes through .....or if Hop is 0-3.

You'll hear more from me!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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coach Haus
    by (#1311) on 3/17/00 @5:06PM
obviously you know nothing about coach haus, his coaching skills, or his background as a player or a coach. Get your facts straight, Hofstra didn't come to town. PJ is a touch over 35lbs and would probably rip you apart. Read what you write first. your comments sound like there comming from a moron.
 
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