Hopkins Remains Undefeated

Hopkins Remains Undefeated

Hopkins Remains Undefeated

Hopkins Remains Undefeated

In front of a crowd of 7,136 big players from big teams showed everyone what all the hype was about. Kyle Harrison led the Blue Jays with 4 points, with 2 goals and 2 assists. Dan Flannery of Duke, finished the night with the same stats. Matt Danowski of Duke, and Kevin Huntley of JHU both tallied hat tricks, but it was Huntley’s third goal of the night that sealed the deal with 1:05 remaining in the second overtime. The game was your typical shootout of two top DI teams on a turf field. Extremely fast, very few penalties, and minimal turnovers. At the game’s most critical stage of the overtime periods, neither Duke nor JHU turned the ball over.

Duke answered the call first this evening, scoring a goal at 12:41 in the first with a Peter Lamade goal assisted by Matt Zash. A minute and a half later, Kevin Huntley answered right back for the Blue Jays with an inside roll after dodging from the left side. JHU then took their first lead of the night at 9:00 when Kyle Harrison took an overhand shot on the run. Minutes later JHU extended their lead when Peter Lesueur scored his first of the night with a feed down low from Kyle Harrison who was running across the top right. Sensing a need to stop JHU’s momentum, Duke was able to get a hard earned goal after creating 2 turnovers while the Blue Jays tried to clear the ball from their own defensive end. Duke’s Zack Greer was on the shooting side of a Dan Flannery assist at 5:31 in the first. Two minutes later, JHU’s Peter LeSueur got his own goal off a ride when he deflected Duke goalie Aaron Fenton’s clear into the net. JHU closed the fast paced 1st quarter with a Greg Peyser shot, after Harrison flipped him the ball as they switched sides across the top.

The second quarter was started with a Duke goal at 13:30 when Ryan Marshall took it to the cage himself. Two minutes later, Zack Greer got his second of the night when he got an iside feed from Duke’s Peter Lamade. At 9:07 Kevin Huntley got his second of the night when he made an dive across the front of the goal to put on by the stunned JHU defense. Matt Danowski closed the second quarter up with 2 goals. One at 5:35 and one at 1:44. The feeds were from Dan Flannery and Peter Lamade to Danowski, who shot both from the top left side of the offensive end.

The third quarter started with the first extra man goal of the night, when Duke’s Dan Flannery got a pass from Peter Lamade as they worked it around the outside of the sunk in man down defense. Duke then finished the scoring of the period at 7:37 when Flannery scored again with a Zack Greer feed, after JHU failed to clear the ball.

The fourth quarter was as dramatic as they come. JHU’s Paul Rabil got his only goal of the night when he took an unassisted shot at 13:56. Next, it was JHU’s Matt Rewkowski who got his first of the night at 7:58. Rewkowski got another less than a minute later with a man up feed from Peter LeSueur down low. At 6:31 left in the fourth, Duke’s Kyle Dowd was able to find the net when he took a shot on the run he swept to his right. Wanting the lead late in the fourth, Duke’s Danowski dodged and re-dodged until he found an opening and put Duke in the driver’s seat with 4:37 left in the fourth. When your team is down late in the fourth, big players tend to step up. Kyle Harrison is no exception to this rule. With everyone in the stadium, and every Duke defensemen with their eyes on him, Harrison was able to put one in the back of the net as he shot one while sweeping down the right side.

Perhaps the biggest play of the night came with under 30 seconds left. Duke had the ball and was looking to get the last shot of the game, until short stick D-middie Benson Erwin stripped the ball, sending the game into overtime. Overtime was a constant battle of ball possession for that one opportunity needed to end the game in sudden death fashion. Duke’s Matt Danowski almost did at 2:00 in the first OT as he dinged a pipe of the goal. Finally at 2:49 left in the second OT period, JHU’s Huntley ended the night with an unassisted goal, sending home an emotionally exhausted and relieved Baltimore crowd walked to their crowds recounting the highlights of the game. We can only hope that the games this May are as exciting and well matched. Duke faces another big challenge as they prepare for No. 3 UVa this weekend.

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    by (#45083) on 4/09/05 @11:54AM
What a disgrace, what a bore! This game might give evidence that golf is a sport afterall! Because golf is certainly this exciting. I'd rather watch an attempt at a 20 foot putt than watch somebody take the ball at midfield, run a few steps one way, then run back the other way at an angle toward the goal, and then shoot. The ball either goes in or it doesn't. And this is the extent of both teams' offense!? Unbelievable. What has happened to this game? Are fast breaks going to be sold on ebay as collectibles. Remember when Ryan Powell, Liam Banks, and Springer would have one fast break after another and throw three or four passes before the "boom!"? It sure was interesting wasn't it? It was fun to watch. This "style" of play is apparently holding the kids back. It is so methodical; it's hard to even watch. And promoting this to people who are not lacrosse fans?! Forget it. They'll watch golf or bridge or maybe chess. There is still a chance that Virginia or Cuse (or Duke ) will blow Hopkins off the field. Again. And there is still hope that we will see a real game, though it certainly looks slim. People have been palying lacrosse since the age of three to go on a field and take part in this?
 
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watch golf then (nt)
    by (#41662) on 4/09/05 @1:23PM
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    by (#37331) on 4/09/05 @3:20PM
Ziptop - go play in traffic.
 
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Ziptop is clueless
    by (#99737) on 4/09/05 @4:35PM
Ziptop,
I agree with you that run and gun is exciting but it is not always the most intelligent way to play the game. I am wondering if you ever played or coached because if you did you might have a different outlook on the game. I don't know how you can say a double overtime game was boring.
 
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    by (#91661) on 4/09/05 @4:36PM
you dont like double OT, you dont like the game
 
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clown
    by (#69324) on 4/09/05 @5:33PM
You're the disgrace you punk bitch. If you dont like it, dont watch it...get a life
 
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yeah seriously
    by (#55559) on 4/09/05 @6:47PM
number 1 and 2 teams in the nation, i agree with butler on this one
 
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sparnimo
    by (#72115) on 4/09/05 @7:49PM
suriously, lacrosse is lacrosse
 
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dicrasch (nt)
    by (#72115) on 4/09/05 @7:52PM
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    by (#99844) on 4/10/05 @2:33PM
ziptop, ur gay. Any lax qame between the #1 and #2 teams is always great, especially if it goes int double OT. Hopkins always puts on a good show. If u think the game sucked, then go to hell
 
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idiot
    by (#42671) on 4/15/05 @3:52PM
that was the best game i've ever seen
 
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asshole
    by (#96377) on 4/09/05 @9:36PM
ziptop you obviously u don'y think lacrosse is boring if you sat and watched the game later to complain about it. I mean what's so boring about a double over time game with the top two lacrosse teams in the nation. I honestly think your just bored and have nothing else to do but complain about lacrosse and how good it used to be. -fuck you-
 
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Ziptop???????????????????
    by (#78222) on 4/10/05 @7:48AM
The game was so not boring that I watched the game tape again this A.M. The one thing you can count on....at one point during all Channel 2 Hop games, Kieth or Scott WILL call Dave Pietramala Dave Cottle....Still love you guys and the coverage.
 
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am i missing somthing
    by (#76306) on 4/11/05 @1:41PM
This mite be me but in the last paragraph of the article the author wrote, "Finally at 2:49 left in the second OT period, JHUs Huntley ended the night with an unassisted goal, sending home an emotionally exhausted and relieved Baltimore crowd walked to their crowds recounting the highlights of the game." Anyone else notice he said "walked to their crowds"? Did he mean cars or am i just not reading it right...And ya, ziptop, suck a nut man.
 
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your write
    by (#85514) on 4/11/05 @5:01PM
this guy cant tipe. i wonder wat he eight for brakefast that deigh. I cant beleve thay let him post four lax.com Wat a more-on.
 
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Ziptop is right & wrong
    by (#96158) on 4/12/05 @4:06PM
Transition Lacrosse is Dead other than in MLL.
College Lacrosse needs a shot clock or the only people at games will be the parents of the players.
The specialization of midfield lines has killed transition.
Watching a player dodge one way to cut back and shoot is what I want to watch---waiting 25-35 seconds for players to substitute after every clear is what litterally causes me to fall asleep watching #1 play #2 in dbl ot game.
I am a Lacrosse Fan--I drank plenty of Coffee and still fell asleep (The game needs a shot clock or an Alarm clock)
 
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great come back
    by (#100189) on 4/12/05 @8:32PM
Now thats funny!
 
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pictures
    by (#78159) on 4/15/05 @10:09AM
the game pictures aren't that great
 
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i agree
    by (#85514) on 4/15/05 @10:56AM
worst pictures i have ever taken. i am ashamed. i promise to take better shots of the ACC tournment next weekend. maybe some black and whites...
 
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