Hopkins Turns Away Maryland 20-11

Hopkins Turns Away Maryland 20-11

Hopkins Turns Away Maryland 20-11

Hopkins Turns Away Maryland 20-11

It started off fast and furious with Hopkins going on a four goal run in the first five minutes. Starting the scoring was Rob Frattarola, who used a split dodge to get to the net and put one past a shaky McGinnis. Less than two minutes later, Dan Denihan streaked down the left hand side and put one off McGinnis's hip, whipping the 5,300 plus crowd into a frenzy. Haugen joined the party at 10:33 when he beat his man out of the box and put a rocket past McGinnis's stick side. Maryland was dispondent until 4:38, when Andrew Combs put a wicked face dodge on his defender and ripped one in the upper left hand corner. Maryland entered the second quarter down only two goals, but Johns Hopkins changed that when they went on another two goal run spearheaded by Quinn and Frattarola. Maryland quickly answered with two goals of their own, both by Chris Malone, once again bringing the game within reach. Hopkins retaliated with a beautiful shot by Frattarola that seemed to surprise McGinnis, who was having a rough game.

The second half opened up the same as the first, with Hopkins scoring two quick goals and capitalizing on a flat Maryland team. At 4:34 Maryland once again brought it to within two when Matt Urlock took a feed on the crease and beat a very confident Carcaterra. However, as close as Maryland got, they could never close the deal -- which was the story of the third quarter. The fourth was all Hopkins as they outscored the Terps 6-2 and won seven of the ten face-offs.

Quote of the day: When Dick Edell was asked in the post-game press conference whether he would start McGinnis next game he answered and I quote "Of course I'm going to start this pecker, he's our guy and I have total confidence in him", whatever you say Dick.

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What?
    by (#2337) on 4/18/00 @12:37PM
Why would people even ask if McGinnis is going to start next game? From watching the game it didn't look like he had much help. There was nothing he could do for the first four goals, and after that he had five solid saves in a row, which came on fast breaks and one-on-ones. He got shelled, so asking if he would start comes as a surprise to me.
 
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amusing articles
    by (#2380) on 4/19/00 @4:18PM
i have to agree with penn. i think the articles written about this game have been very misleading. what was even more surprising to me was that the maryland coach was forced to answer questions about who would start for maryland in goal against duke. coming into the hopkins game, mcginnis was the possibly hottest goalie in the nation. just ask the baltimore sun. they wrote a large and complimentary article about mcginnis saturday morning. from what i can see, he has had a very good year. according to the sun, his statistics for the season are some of the best in the nation. he has obviously been a big reason maryland has won four one goal games this year. but when maryland is clearly outplayed as a team, and the defense as a whole has their poorest showing of the year, (yes, worse than virginia)it is mcginnis who takes heat from the baltimore sun, lacrosse webpages, and post-game reporters. it looks like mcginnis has earned a great deal of praise this year. maybe he just has to take the good with the bad. he also plays a position that draws a great deal of attention, as no other player's performance can have such an impact on one team's season. he will continue to feel the pressure, i am sure. but at the same time, i would like to think that the people who report on lacrosse events should know enough about the sport to write an article or ask a question that actually relates to what took place on the field. maybe, as a fan of the sport, i should not let this bother me. however, i do find it very hypocritical of people to ask such ridiculous questions like those mentioned in the article above. One day's all-american can be the next day's whipping post, or so it seems in the world of college lacrosse. from what i saw, mcginnis was not the problem against hopkins. his performance may not have matched his 27 save output against virginia, but he can not be asked to have that type of game each time maryland struggles. i am sure he did his best, and his best seems to have gotten the job done for the terps this season. they would not be where they are without him.
 
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McGinnis..questionable
    by (#2432) on 4/20/00 @8:14PM
Clearly McGinnis's spot as starter is in question. Hopkins made him look like a joke in the crease last week. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Edell starts looking for at least a decent recruit to come in and replace this question mark (McGinnis) next year. Frankly, McGinnis is not a good athlete and the worst part is that he doesn't have much in the head to back it up. For the Terps to have any chance at surviving the first round of the tourney they must find somebody to fill this huge hole in the net.
 
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Deer population problem in Maryland
    by (#2437) on 4/20/00 @10:41PM
I find "gay deer's" assessment of Pat McGinnis to be typical of someone who knows nothing about lacrosse. First, McGinnis has played great all year with little or no defense in front of him. Second, you seem to have forgotten that it was a rainy night under the difficult Homewood field lights. Third, did you see the UVA game, the Bucknell game, or the Loyola game in the '98 NCAA semis? How quickly people forget those amazing perfomrances. Fourth, what do you know about how good of an athlete or how intelligent he is? Those comments are just silly. I think the hole is in your analysis not in the MD net. Keep up the good work Pat.
 
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population problem?
    by (#2432) on 4/21/00 @1:35AM
The difficult lights at Hopkins? I have actually played at Hopkins on a number of occasions and yes, also under the lights. Nevertheless, the only time they seem to be a hindrance to play is on cross-field passes. ANd the UVA game? Never before have I witnessed such a poor display of shooting. And yes, I know Pat personally...also known as anus to those at Caves...and I persist with the comment on his lack of physical athleticism and intellect.
Thanks for playing...gay deer one, mdfan zero...early
 
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just kidding
    by (#2445) on 4/21/00 @10:19AM
i was just kidding boys. i love mcginnis and the terps. great season, pat. congratulations on being first team all-acc. good luck in the tournament.
 
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what the hell?
    by (#2432) on 4/21/00 @10:08PM
what the hell is this? someone who isn't creative enough to make up his own screen name? Sweet message dork. Get your nose out of McGinnis' ass
 
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what the hell?
    by (#2445) on 4/22/00 @5:57PM
obviously, i like talking to myself and responding to my own messages. when i hide behind the internet, i can make myself look much cooler than i really am. i am just going to keep typing, so don't let me bother you.
 
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Look out
    by (#2307) on 4/19/00 @2:08PM
The Blue Jays played AWESOME last Saturday when they DEMOLISHED the Terps. Denihan continued to play like a first-team all America, Wedin totally dominated the face-offs and ground balls, and Frattarola, Doneger, and Benson are HOT on the attack end. Way to go, Blue Jays!
 
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stepping up
    by (#2453) on 4/21/00 @5:29PM
Unfortunately, I graduated last year from Hopkins and I'm now on the west coast, but thanks to the internet it's been easier keeping up with lax news. I'm glad to see that guys like Frat are stepping up this year. Last year he started the first couple of games but later in the season he mostly ran on the second line. It's good to see the confidence Haus has in him this year and that Frat's really stepped up his offense. I'm interested in hearing about how Shawn Nadelen is doing after being shifted to long stick middie this year and finally to close defense. I think he has some size and strength on DiConza which probably would help out on the bigger attackmen. DiConza is pretty fast and tenacious but I think he'd do better playing rope because of his stick skills and speed.
 
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