Hopkins upsets Syracuse under dome 18-12 win is only third by a visitor

March 24, 1991|By Don Webb | Don Webb,Special to The Sun

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Johns Hopkins did something last night only two other schools had done -- beat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.

Matt Panetta scored four goals and had four assists, and No. 8 Hopkins scored 10 of game's last 11 goals to beat No. 4 Syracuse, 18-12, before 10,936.

"This was a wonderful game," said Hopkins coach Tony Seaman. "I've been here so many when there have been heartbreaks and times when I wanted to start the bus at halftime. It was pretty neat."

The Hopkins victory ended a 28-game home winning streak by Syracuse, which had not lost here since 1987 when Cornell won, 19-7.

"I personally never thought we'd give up that many goals," said Syracuse coach Roy Simmons Jr. "It's been a long time since anyone scored that many goals on Syracuse. To give up that many, and to have it happen at the Dome, was unique to say the least."

Cortland State, the alma mater of Seaman, was the only other team to knock off Syracuse under the dome.

The victory improved the Jays' record to 3-1. The Orangemen dropped to 2-2.

Johns Hopkins blew the game open in the fourth quarter, scoring four goals in two minutes against Syracuse backup goalie Lee Hine.

The Blue Jays led, 12-11, when they scored four unassisted goals on four straight shots by Todd Cavallaro, Mike Morrissey, Adam Wright and Brian Lukacz. The scores came with lightning quickness and stunned the Orangemen, who didn't respond.

The Blue Jays knocked out Syracuse starting goalie Jerry DeLorenzo in the third quarter as they overcame a 10-8 deficit.

And it started with an unlikely goal from defenseman Brian Voelker (Gilman), who made an end-to-end run and shot high past DeLorenzo.

From there, the goals just kept on coming. Brendan Cody, Morrissey and Jeff Wills (Loyola) scored in succession, giving Hopkins the lead for good at 12-10. Boos descended upon DeLorenzo and Syracuse coach Roy Simmons Jr. then made the switch.

It didn't matter.

Syracuse closed to 12-11 on a goal by Matt Riter, but could not tie it.

All-American attackman Tom Marechek led the Orangemen with five goals.

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