Piccola's 5 goals lift Hopkins, 11-7

March 13, 1994|By From Staff Reports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Senior attackman Brian Piccola scored five goals to power fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins (1-1) to an 11-7 victory against No. 15 Rutgers yesterday before a crowd of 1,345 at Rutgers Stadium Complex.

Piccola broke a 2-2 first-quarter deadlock with three second-quarter goals as Johns Hopkins took a 6-3 halftime advantage. Johns Hopkins outshot Rutgers 47-37, won 14 of 21 faceoffs and had a 38-30 edge in ground balls.

Rutgers drew within 7-5 on Ryan O'Shea's goal with 38 seconds left in the third quarter, but Hopkins won the ensuing faceoff and scored again 12 seconds later.

The Blue Jays outscored Rutgers 3-2 in the final quarter to put the game away.

Riordan finished with three goals and one assist. Junior midfielder Dan Spillett paced the Scarlet Knights with three goals.

Single-goal scorers for the Scarlet Knights included O'Shea, Bubba Lemken, Matt Elzer and Christian Lamanna. Casey Gordon, Jay Penn, and Peter Jacobs each registered one goal for the Blue Jays.

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