Piccola's five goals help Hopkins hold off UNC, 13-9

April 02, 1995|By From Staff Reports

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Senior attackman Brian Piccola scored five goals to lead top-ranked Johns Hopkins to a 13-9 victory over No. 11 North Carolina before 2,000 at Fetzer Field. It was the sixth time that Piccola has scored five or more goals in his career.

Attackman Terry Riordan had three goals and an assist and attackman Dave Marr added four assists for Hopkins (6-0).

Trailing 9-3 a minute into the second half, the Tar Heels rallied. Carolina scored the last three goals of the third quarter and three of the first five goals of the fourth to cut the lead to 11-9 with 2:51 left. But Piccola answered less than a minute later to seal the Blue Jays' first win over the Tar Heels in six years.

North Carolina (5-4) outshot the Blue Jays 60-43, had a 40-33 ground-ball advantage and won six of the final seven faceoffs.

However, Hopkins goalkeeper Jonathan Marcus recorded his third straight 20-plus save game, making 24 stops.

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