Johns Hopkins has field day with Washington College, 18-6

March 09, 1995|By Bill Tanton | Bill Tanton,Sun Staff Writer

In Thursday's Sun, one of the goal scorers was misidentified in the box score of the Washington College-Johns Hopkins University lacrosse game. Jason Rockwell scored Washington College's first goal.

The Sun regrets the error.

Once upon a time, Division III Washington College defeated Division I Johns Hopkins in lacrosse. The year was 1976.

The president of Washington College at the time, the late Dr. Joe McLean, was so ecstatic over the victory that he called off the next day's classes.

Washington played Hopkins again yesterday at Homewood. Classes will be held today in Chestertown.

In a mismatch played before 275 spectators in a steady, wind-blown rain, Washington College was crushed, 18-6. The Blue Jays lead the series, 34-1.


It was not much of a homecoming for first-year Washington College coach John Haus, who was an assistant coach at Hopkins for the last seven years.

"Today we played what we think is the No. 1 team in the country," said Haus. "We were excited about it and we played that way at times."

It took only 38 seconds for Hopkins to go ahead, 1-0, on a goal by Billy Evans (Loyola High), assisted by Terry Riordan.

By the end of the first quarter the Jays led, 10-0. Hopkins cruised to a 14-2 halftime lead.

Hopkins outshot the Shoremen, 62-17, and had a 49-18 ground-ball advantage.

Top scorer for the Jays was sophomore Werner Krueger (Centennial High) with four goals. Casey Gordon had three goals for Hopkins.

Andrew Von Ogtrop led the visitors with two goals and an assist.

Despite the one-sidedness of the series, Washington College wants to keep playing Hopkins.

"I think it's great playing Hopkins," said Washington's first-year athletic director, Bryan Matthews. "Our kids will get better by playing a team like this.

Washington College ..0 ..2 ..2 ..2 ..-- ..6

Hopkins .. .. .. ...10 ..4 ..3 ..1 ..-- .18

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