Hopkins Storms Back For 12-11 OT Win

Hopkins Storms Back For 12-11 OT Win

Hopkins Storms Back For 12-11 OT Win

Hopkins Storms Back For 12-11 OT Win

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Junior midfielder Greg Peyser scored an unassisted goal with 1:34 remaining in overtime to lift No. 1-ranked Johns Hopkins (4-0) to a 12-11 victory against seventh-ranked Syracuse (1-3) at the Carrier Dome. Peyser's game-winning goal gave Hopkins its first lead of the night.

The Orange were ahead the entire game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and building up to its largest margin of six goals (7-1) by 3:42 of the second period. Freshman attackman Mike Leveille (Delmar, N.Y.) had a hat trick by this point. He would go on to record a game-high five goals, with two more scores in the fourth quarter.

Hopkins had its own rookie rise to the occasion. Freshman midfielder Paul Rabil provided an answer with three-straight goals to cut the SU lead to 7-4 with 5:40 left in the third quarter. Peyser tallied his first goal of the night more than a minute later to bring Hopkins to within 7-5.

SU junior midfielder Greg Rommel (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored off a pass from junior attackman Brian Crockett (Yorktown, N.Y.) to push the Orange advantage back up to three goals, 8-5, with 3:43 left in the third quarter.

The Blue Jays recorded the final two goals of the third quarter to pull within 8-7 with 26 seconds remaining. Kyle Harrison and Jake Byrne capped off a 6-1 Hopkins run from the end of the second quarter until the end of the third.

Syracuse senior midfielder Jarett Park (Otisco, N.Y.) found Leveille camped out on the crease for the freshman's fourth goal of the night. The score gave the Orange a 9-7 lead at 13:44 of the fourth quarter. Harrison netted his second goal to keep the Jays hanging around, 9-8, but Leveille once again pushed it back to a two-goal game (10-8) when he caught his own rebound off a Jesse Schwartzman save and deposited his second chance safely into the goal with 11:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Hopkins would go on to score four of the game's next five goals. Peter LeSueur set up Joseph Malo at the 7:44 mark, but Park used a spin dodge in traffic to give Syracuse an 11-9 edge with 6:37 remaining in regulation. That would be the Orange's final goal of the night.

Peyser registered his second goal of the night at the 5:11 mark and Rabil notched his career-high fourth goal with 1:42 left in regulation to tie the game at 11-11.

Schwartzman played the entire game in goal and finished with nine saves. He stopped a Brett Bucktooth (Onondaga Nation, N.Y.) shot in overtime during Syracuse's only possession of the extra session.

Senior Jay Pfeifer (Towson, Md.) played every minute for the Orange and ended up with 14 saves.

This was the third-straight loss for Syracuse. The last time the Orange started a season with a 1-3 record was back during the 1975 campaign. The back-to-back home losses mark the first since 1995.

The Orange will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. against No. 11-ranked Princeton. The game will be televised LIVE by CSTV: College Sports Television and aired locally by Time Warner Sports (Channel 26).

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Go Hopkins
    by (#96377) on 3/19/05 @4:29PM
GO HOPKINS!!!!!!!!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    by (#59549) on 3/19/05 @5:19PM
impressive comeback. Sort of off topic but does anyone know what is up with hopkins middie matt rewkowski?
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    by (#89674) on 3/19/05 @8:14PM
he tore his knee up it was a sprain or partial tear of one of his knee ligaments, i cant remember which one
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Great comeback, but...
    by (#97012) on 3/20/05 @10:30AM
the Jays never should have dug themselves that big a hole in the first place. It looked like everytime they slowed the attack down they fell asleep, and the Orange D was just better on the set play. The run-and-gun may be "so 20th century" but when you're faster than your opponent why not make them play up to your speed?
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    by (#65203) on 3/20/05 @7:00PM
Hopkins just couldnt put the ball in the net in the first half, and that was prolly because they didnt have many shots off either. I was at the game and SU's defense really came together and played really well. Mike Levielle really stepped up for the Orange too. SU had this one put away, but came out in the second half a little over confident and didnt really play like they did in the first half. Everyone will see the real SU team when Crockett, Bucktooth, and Levielle all come together and play well and are consistantly putting up points for the team. Rite now the team is filling in the holes from their loss of offensive players. Look at all of the pts they are missing from Dougherty, Lindsay, Vallone, and Powell. Thats over 300 points SU has to fill in for. Once Bucktooth, Crockett, Levielle, Brooks, Rommel, and Park are consistantly scoring each game for SU, instead of Bucktooth being hot one game, Levielle being hot another game and Crockett being hot another game, think of how good they will be and how competitive they will be once everyone is playing confidently, and consistantly putting up points for the team. They will come around, but it will take some time. And especially, SU lead this whole game coming off of two losses, and with unexperienced players. Once the Tournament comes around, it will be the old SU once again chasing after another National Championship title.
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Dome Foam
    by (#96630) on 3/21/05 @5:03PM
What are they charging for a beer at the Carrier Dome these days?

Hey, if readers want to post about uniforms, might as well inquire about concessions...
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    by (#97286) on 3/21/05 @8:56PM
The beer is $4.50 a glass( plastic cup) at the Carrier a little on the expensive side.
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Scream Ale
    by (#96630) on 3/22/05 @10:34AM
Miles, Thanks for the info. $ 4.50 ain't bad - compare that to the $ 8.00 + they're going to rape the average fan for this season at Fenway for a scoop of watered down cattle piss.
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So true
    by (#76664) on 3/22/05 @8:39PM
that shit at fenway is cattle piss and it is rape when they charge you 800 bucks... i could get a porno and some condoms for that much christ!
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you gotta be kidding me
    by (#42671) on 3/25/05 @5:12PM
I missed the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is there anywhere that I can buy this game?!?!?! Maybe a reshowing??
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