Hopkins Tames the Tigers

Hopkins Tames the Tigers

Hopkins Tames the Tigers

Hopkins Tames the Tigers

The Blue Jays didn't need any magic from their famed Homewood field officials on this day, as they only trailed the game once off a pretty cut and shot from freshman Scott Sowanick. That was about the extent of the Princeton highlights, as the rest of day revolved around watching the athletic and talented Blue Jay offense put on a show.

Arguably the most athletic midfielder in college lacrosse, Kyle Harrison, started off the scoring for Hopkins with a right to right dodge and over hand shot for his first of four for the day. At the 5:11 mark in the first quarter Duke transfer Matt Rewkowski, swept with his left hand across the field and made a sweet no look feed to a cutting Kevin Boland who made one fake and shot into the net for a goal. Harrison closed out the scoring in the first quarter, with a move similar to his first goal, and even though the shot wasn't as impressive as his first, the ball still managed to find the back of the net.

The second quarter started similarly to the previous one, with Princeton again scoring first when Jay Doneger made a strong question mark move for a goal. Princeton again scored with 1:12 left in the quarter with a man-up goal by freshman Peter Trombino to cut the score to 6 to 3 and some shades of a close game were being shown. The quarter didn't have much excitement in it but this was just the calming before a storm of goals that were about to be unleashed from Hopkins, and primarily Connor Ford, in the second half to come.

The third quarter started with Drew Casino scoring a goal off a high bounce shot and cut the deficit to two, and most fans started to get the feeling that we might have a chance of watching a close lacrosse game today. But Hopkins apparently had a different blue print for how the rest of this game was going to be layed out and designed a eight goal run, with Connor Ford hammering out all four of his goals in that span. The lay out was as follows:

The ensuing face-off after the Casino goal found Kyle Harrison starting a fast break which ended with Connor Ford stinging a goal right off the left hip of the Princeton goalkeeper. With 13:45 Boland scored his second goal of the day with a high hard righty over hand shot. At 12:22 Ford made a crafty roll dodge to a low to low shot and goal. The quarter ended with Harrison showing off his preseason left handed shot reps with a right to left split pinging the top left corner of the net.

The fourth quarter had four goals all scored by Hopkins. Freshman Jake Byrne started it off with a man-up goal. Connor Ford had two back to back goals both righty crank shots that left the Princeton goalie dumbfounded on how to even read Ford's shot let alone save it. Rewkowski ended the scoring for the day off a sweet feed from Boland, and that was all she wrote for the scoring on the day.

Two names that were surprisingly left off the score sheet were First Team All-Americans Kyle Barrie and Ryan Boyle. Barrie appeared to be forcing some shots and feeds early in the game, and Boyle couldn't run by his defender or find an open man all day.

All and all I feel Princeton definitely didn't put its best foot forward, but even if the did i don't know if they have the firepower to keep up with a team such as Hopkins. After watching this game though it is making me pretty anxious for April 17th, when for the 100th time in history Johns Hopkins University will be facing the University of Maryland. Because if there is one team out there that can stop this explosive offense of Hopkins, it has to be Passavia, Zink and the rest of the boys from College Park.

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    by (#66205) on 3/06/04 @6:46PM
i know this is the wrong game but dont look now UVA fans their now 1-3. way to go 'cuse
 
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the picture
    by (#68935) on 3/06/04 @8:26PM
i saw the game on CSTV and they werent wearing those uniforms. johns hopkins was white jerseys
 
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    by (#5588) on 3/06/04 @9:10PM
it was last years photos, you can tell by the abundance of snow on the ground, and their helmets
 
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    by (#47133) on 3/07/04 @12:43PM
A)its not snow on the ground its field tarps B) the end of the story says game story and photos soon ....they didnt post any yet
 
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new helmets
    by (#66205) on 3/11/04 @7:43PM
princeton please go back to last year's helmets. black and white helmets? wheres the orange? also that stupid tiger logo looks too much like towson's except that they are different colors
 
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last year
    by (#44331) on 3/06/04 @10:54PM
this picture was of last years game, they probaly dont have todays game pics online yet.
 
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Are you sure? (nt)
    by (#68968) on 3/07/04 @12:00AM
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White Jerseys
    by (#58748) on 3/07/04 @2:02AM
I was at the game. They were wearing white jerseys and blue helmets.
 
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    by (#62357) on 3/06/04 @9:00PM
I think its good that Syracuse are doing well this season. They had a very on and off last season where they would do very well like the quarter final against Princeton and then they would lose really badly against Rutgers (who have a great team) and other lower ranked teams. But, it makes you think about what the heck is going on with Virginia.
 
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Virginia
    by (#58748) on 3/07/04 @12:05AM
Uh, I think we all know what the heck is going on with Virginia this year. . .nothing.
 
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Virginia Losing streak not a hoax
    by (#44437) on 3/07/04 @10:59AM
Its just like last year for Cuse everybody is bringing their A-game to the table to say they beat the best thats why it is so hard to repeat National Championships. Look at the Pats a year after they won the Superbowl they didn't make the playoffs and look at the Bucs from 2 superbowls ago they had a horrible season. Virginia is just getting outplayed by kids that want it more.
 
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all i gotta say is
    by (#47133) on 3/07/04 @12:44PM
JHU Represent HOPkins all the way baby
 
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Fantasy Stats
    by (#40548) on 3/07/04 @5:10PM
They got to get those fantasy stats right, the goalie stats are mixed up for the Hop. That kinda of thing can really get people some points they dont deserve.
 
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my bad...
    by (#2) on 3/07/04 @6:32PM
its swapped now.
 
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besta be
    by (#68364) on 3/08/04 @7:12PM
it better be, or im commin over there.....
 
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Princeton
    by (#68983) on 3/08/04 @8:10PM
I always look foward to the princeton lax team and this year they have a young team and could get slaughtered against big top twenty teams but look out for princeton in later years
 
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    by (#43875) on 3/09/04 @2:05PM
Princeton got owned
 
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    by (#62357) on 3/09/04 @5:37PM
Yeah and Syracuse shoved their foot up the Blue Jays ass.
 
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WHY DIDN"T JOHN CHRISTMAS PLAY IN CUSE v. UVA?
    by (#7572) on 3/09/04 @6:23PM
Why didn't Johny Christmas play in the 'Cuse at UVA game?
 
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    by (#5588) on 3/09/04 @6:54PM
Why the hell didnt anyone cover the syracuse UVA game, its only one of the biggest rival lacrosse games in the division. Im surprised at least e-lacrosse shoulda covered it
 
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John Xmas didnt play because.....
    by (#39033) on 3/09/04 @9:40PM
he had a groin injury thats been bothering him.
 
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just wondering
    by (#40548) on 3/09/04 @7:56PM
Anyone know what happened to Joe McDermott this year, is he hurt or something and if so when is he due to come back.
 
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Jerseys
    by (#9958) on 3/11/04 @8:34AM
I'll tell you what, those Hopkins jerseys look a lot sweet to me than the Princeton ones. They're very classy looking, whereas Princeton seems to have a lot more of the frill and lace.

http://www.geocities.com/joelax44/tshirt.html
 
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correct
    by (#9958) on 3/11/04 @8:35AM
a lot sweetER
 
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uni's
    by (#20511) on 3/11/04 @9:26AM
princeton's are hideous. hopkins are nice.
 
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    by (#69765) on 3/13/04 @12:07AM
Hopkins looked pretty solid...Princeton didn't have much experience... Should be interesting next week vs. Virginia
 
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