Second-ranked Hopkins holds off Duke, 6-5

College Lacrosse

April 11, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

DURHAM, N.C. - Kyle Harrison scored two goals, including one a man down late in the third quarter, and second-ranked Johns Hopkins held off a final push by 13th-ranked Duke in the closing seconds to pick up a 6-5 victory over the Blue Devils yesterday.

Duke (4-5) took a 2-0 lead on goals by Bret Thompson and Lee Skandalaris in the first five minutes of the game, but the Blue Devils - who have lost four straight - didn't score again until late in the third quarter.

The Blue Jays (7-1) took advantage, going on a five-goal run that was sparked by Jake Byrne's goal with 1:27 remaining in the first quarter.

K.J. Sauer broke the run for Duke, scoring an extra-man goal with 3:40 remaining in the third quarter as the Blue Devils capitalized on a three-man advantage. But Harrison won the ensuing faceoff on a loose-ball hold and went right to goal, where he beat Duke goalie Aaron Fenton to give the Blue Jays a 6-3 lead with their second man-down goal of the season.

Peter Lamade and Matt Zash scored unassisted goals in the final 1:45 of the third quarter to pull Duke to within 6-5, but neither team would score in the final quarter. Hopkins took 10 shots in the quarter and Duke seven.

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