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Men's Lacrosse to Battle Nine-Time National Champion Johns Hopkins at UMBC Stadium Tonight
The seventh-ranked UMBC menís lacrosse team (3-0) faces nine-time national champion, No. 17 Johns Hopkins (1-1) on Tuesday, March 3 at UMBC Stadium. Opening face off is set for 7:35 p.m. and live video streaming is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv. The Retrievers are 3-0, after Saturdayís 13-9 win over visiting Colgate. UMBC opened by avenging 2008 losses to Delaware and Rutgers with 14-9 and 17-10 wins respectively over the Blue Hens and Scarlet Knights. The Retrieversí 3-0 start is its best since opening with three straight wins in the 2001 season. The UMBC offense has been dynamic, averaging 14.7 goals per game and seven players have five or more goals on the campaign. Senior midfielder Peet Poillon (6g, 8a) and junior linemate Kyle Wimer (10g, 4a) lead the offensive with 14 points apiece. Johns Hopkins opened the season with an 11-3 win over Siena, before suffering a 14-8 setback against Princeton on Saturday. Junior attackman Steven Boyle leads the Blue Jays with five goals and two assists. Hopkins has committed 12 penalties in two games and have allowed nine first quarter goals in two games. The Blue Jays have won all six meetings in the series, including four in the last four years since the series was re-started. JHU won, 10-8, at Homewood Field last season. The game was tied at 5-5 at intermission and UMBC was within 8-7 with five minutes remaining. Kyle Wimer, Ryan Smith and Maxx Davis each scored two goals for UMBC in a game where Hopkins won 17 of 22 draws.