Baltimore, Md. -- Steven Zichelli (Severna Park, Md.) and Ryan Frawley (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) each scored twice, but #10 Johns Hopkins was too much for the UMBC Men's Lacrosse team in a 13-6 Blue Jay victory on Tuesday night at Homewood Field.
Frawley got UMBC (2-4) on the board just 6:02 into the game when he made a move from behind the cage, dove and beat the keeper. Ryan Baker (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) would double the lead as he took a long cross-field pass from Billy Nolan (Crofton, Md.) and unleashed a wicked bounce shot as the possession timer expired. Hopkins (4-2), however, would win the ensuing faceoff and score with 0.7 left in the quarter.
That would kick-start start a 10-0 Blue Jay run as JHU scored twice in the second and held the Retrievers off the board to take a 3-2 lead into the half. Neither team could get much going for most of the third quarter, until hopkins exploded for three goals in the final 2:45, including one with 0.6 to go, to take a 6-2 lead into the final frame.
The Hopkins run extended into the fourth as the Blue Jays won the opening faceoff and scored just 10 seconds in and added three more in the next 4:15 to go up 10-2. Zach Kalas (Annapolis, Md.) and Steven Zichelli (Severna Park, Md.) scored 52 seconds apart midway through the fourth to cut the Blue Jay lead to 10-4, but Hopkins quickly answered with two of their own to restore the eight goal advantage.
UMBC is back in action on Sunday at home against Stony Brook in both teams America East Conference opener. Faceoff is slated for noon.