No. 1 Hopkins ends Towson's run

Blue Jays win 13-8, halting Tigers' 8-game win streak

College lacrosse

May 01, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Senior attackman Conor Ford (St. Paul's) tied his career high with five goals for the second consecutive game and junior midfielder Matt Rewkowski scored three goals and added one assist as the top-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team knocked off visiting Towson, 13-8 at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon.

The win, the fifth straight for the Blue Jays, improves Hopkins' record to 10-1, while the Tigers had an eight-game winning streak snapped and slip to 9-4.

The Tigers led 4-3 at the half before Hopkins took the lead for good with a three-goal run over a six-minute span late in the third quarter. Junior Kyle Barrie's ( first goal of the game off an assist from Rewkowski tied the game at 4-4 with 8:16 remaining in the period. Ford then scored back-to-back goals, the first at the 5:36 mark and the second just under three minutes later, to give Hopkins a 6-4 lead. Barrie assisted on the first of the two goals by Ford, while senior Kevin Boland (Gilman) fed him for the second.

The teams then traded the next five goals with Alex Fountain and Ben DeFelice (Towson) sandwiching goals around a Rewkowski goal in the final 1:16 of the third before Barrie and Bobby Griebe (Boys' Latin) traded goals in the first four minutes of the fourth to make it 8-7 with nearly 11 minutes remaining in the game. However, Ford scored twice in a span of 30 seconds to jump-start a game-clinching 5-0 run for the Blue Jays that also included goals by Rewkowski and sophomore Greg Peyser and was capped by a goal from senior Frank Potucek with 1:57 remaining. Towson's Steve Mull (Fallston) closed the scoring with his first goal of the game with 1:20 remaining off an assist from Griebe.

Ford, who had scored five goals in a game just once in his first 51 career games, has now scored five goals in back-to-back games. He pushed his team-leading totals to 31 goals and 38 points on the season and moved into 19th on career goal-scoring charts with 88. Rewkowski's four points matched his career-high as a Blue Jay, while Barrie and Peyser added two goals and one assist and Boland chipped in with four assists.

Fountain was the only multi-goal scorer for the Tigers as he tallied twice. Junior goalie Reed Sothoron (St. Mary's Ryken) had 10 saves in goal for the Tigers, who fell to the Blue Jays for the ninth straight time.

Originally published May 1, 2004, 7:45 PM EDT

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