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Fifth-Ranked Johns Hopkins Defeats UMBC Lacrosse, 15-6
JHU improves to 2-1 on the year, while UMBC falls to 2-2. It was the third game in four days for the Retrievers, who played on Saturday and Sunday in
The visitors broke on top just 52 seconds into the game on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Stephen Peyser. They ended the first half ahead 5-0 and led 8-0 before UMBC senior attackman Drew Westervelt scored on a man-up goal with 2:23 left in the second quarter. Freshman Cayle Ratcliffe added another Retriever score with 51 seconds left, but Peyser tallied just nine seconds later and JHU led, 9-2 at halftime.
The Retrievers added two additional extra-man goals in the second half and were three-of-three for the night, but the Blue Jays had too much firepower and defeated UMBC for the fifth time in five meetings.
Westervelt led UMBC with three goals, Ratcliffe added two, and Andy Gallagher had a goal and two assists. Netminder Jeremy Blevins made 12 saves, while allowing 14 of the 15 JHU scores.
For the victors, freshman Michael Kimmel posted three goals, while Peyser and senior attackman Jake Byrne added two goals each. Byrne (two assists) and freshmen Steven Boyle (1 goal, 3 assists) led all scorers with four points each. Blue Jay senior goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman was outstanding as he rejected 13 UMBC shots, while allowing the six goals. He had nine first half saves before allowing Westervelt’s first tally.
Shots in the game were even at 37-all and the Blue Jays had a narrow 13-12 edge in face offs.