Johns Hopkins, Loyola win

Rabil has hat trick for Hopkins in 7-5 victory over UNC

Greyhounds bounce Rutgers, 10-6

College Lacrosse

April 02, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Freshman midfielder Paul Rabil scored three goals and senior attackman Peter LeSueur added two as top-ranked Johns Hopkins beat North Carolina for the 12th straight time, 7-5.

The win improves the Blue Jays' record to 6-0, while the Tar Heels slip to 2-6. The 6-0 start is the first for Hopkins since 1995.

After a scoreless first quarter Rabil got the Blue Jays started with back-to-back goals in a span of less than two minutes.

Senior Kyle Harrison pushed the lead to 3-1 with his eighth goal of the season just 46 seconds into the third quarter to give the Blue Jays some early second-half momentum, but that would be short-lived. Before the ensuing faceoff could be taken the teams were ordered off the field by the officials for nearly 45 minutes to wait out a thunderstorm.

Carolina's Kyle Henderson again made it a one-goal game as he scored off an assist from Ryan Blair just over three minutes after play resumed, but LeSueur answered with back-to-back goals in a span of 62 seconds to push the lead to 5-2. LeSueur's first goal at the 5:24 mark of the third quarter was a great individual effort as he drove to the net and beat Spellman while falling down. He beat Spellman high from a tough angle for his second goal a minute later.

Andrew McElduff and Nick Tintle scored late in the third quarter to make it 5-4 entering the final period, but the Blue Jays scored the first two goals of the fourth quarter to give themselves some breathing room.

Hopkins keeper Jesse Schwartzman followed up last week's 20-save performance with 12 saves.

The Blue Jays won 12-of-16 faceoffs, won the ground ball war, 33-29 and outshot the Tar Heels, 33-32. Junior Greg Peyser won 6-of-7 facoeffs and had four ground balls and one assist.

Johns Hopkins will return to action on Tuesday afternoon when the Blue Jays host Albany at 3:00 pm. North Carolina plays at Virginia next Saturday.

Loyola 10, Rutgers 5

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Senior Matt Monfett scored Loyola's first two goals and helped the Greyhounds build a 5-3 halftime lead they would not relinquish on Saturday afternoon as they cruised to a 10-5 win over Rutgers.

Loyola led 5-3 at the half.

Sophomore Dan Bauers, who made his first start at attack, scored at 12:48 of the third quarter to once again give Loyola a three-goal lead. Both sides exchanged a pair of third-quarter goals with sophomore Greg Leonard and Bauers scoring for Loyola, which led 8-5 heading into the final quarter.

With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 4-3 overall and extend their win streak to four games. Loyola also ups its record to 3-1 in the ECAC while Rutgers falls to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Loyola returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Syracuse at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The game, slated for a 1 p.m. start, will be televised live on Baltimore's ABC-2 and ESPN U.

April 2, 2005, 5:10 PM EST

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