Hopkins Survives Duke Scare

Hopkins Survives Duke Scare

Hopkins Survives Duke Scare

Hopkins Survives Duke Scare

DURHAM, N.C. -- Junior midfielder Kyle Harrison scored two goals and the Johns Hopkins defense shut out Duke in the second and fourth quarters as the second-ranked Blue Jays downed the 13th-ranked Blue Devils, 6-5, in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Durham, N.C.

The Blue Jays improve to 7-1 on the year while Duke falls to 4-5.

The Duke loss spoiled a 20-save effort by goalie Aaron Fenton, who held the Blue Jays to a season-low six goals. The Blue Devils had possession as time ran down in the final period, but Matt Zash's potential game-tying goal, which beat Johns Hopkins goalie Scott Smith, was waved off at the horn.

The Blue Devils jumped on top 2-0 in the opening five minutes of the game with a pair of unassisted goals by Bret Thompson and Lee Skandalaris. The Blue Jays would then go on a 5-0 run, holding Duke scoreless for 37:06. At the 1:27 mark of the first quarter, Jake Byrne got the Blue Jays on the board with a goal from Kyle Barrie. In the second period, Barrie, Peter LeSueur and Harrison found the back of the net for a 4-2 Hopkins advantage at intermission.

After Conor Ford scored less than four minutes into the third quarter for a 5-2 Blue Jay lead, Duke got an extra man goal from K.J. Sauer to pull within 5-3. Facing an unreleasable penalty, Johns Hopkins won the ensuing face-off and Harrison scored a man-down goal to push the lead back to three goals.

At the 1:45 mark of the third period, Peter Lamade scored for Duke and then, with just 17 seconds remaining in the quarter, Zash tallied to make it a 6-5 game. Each goalie logged four saves in the final quarter as neither team scored.

Duke takes to the road next Saturday for a 1 p.m. game with Virginia, while Johns Hopkins, expected to take over the top spot in the

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    by (#41231) on 4/11/04 @8:43PM
well its needless to say Kyle Harrison is just an animal ...
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In a few years...
    by (#71384) on 4/12/04 @12:13AM
I know Duke's been catching some heat lately, but theres a huge crop of young talent in this program. look for them to make a serious run in the next few years, they've lost i think 3 games by one goal this year, all while as many as 7 frosh. and soph. have started for them. The class of '08 is the third in a series of great recruiting classes. This weekend vs. Uva should be a good one.
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    by (#69765) on 4/12/04 @2:18AM
Every year, Duke gets one of the top five recruiting classes in the country and maintains to disappoint. From 2000-2002, choked in the playoffs. In 2003, they missed the playoffs, with players such as Team USA's Kevin Cassese, and Monfett and Rewkowski. Monfett and Rewkowski, Duke's leading scorers in 2003, even left the program. Despite great "talent," Duke has failed to produce year in and year out...
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So what is Duke's problem?
    by (#41662) on 4/12/04 @5:06PM
Is it overhyping the incoming classes, or is it Pressler? I think its the coach myself, but that's just my opinion. He's a whiner. My lasting impression of Mike Pressler will always be the lack of class he showed after Towson beat Duke in the 2001 Tourney.
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    by (#70511) on 5/09/04 @11:14PM
It's got to be the program because of the fact that players left there to go somewhere else. Monfett and Rewkowski left to go to other programs and have produced. Pressler needs to change tactics or the school needs to change coaches.
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