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Hopkins loses at Syracuse

March 15, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Second-ranked Syracuse used a 6-0 first-half run and a 5-1 second-half run to pull away from visiting and No. 6 Johns Hopkins en route to a 14-11 victory yesterday in front of an announced 9,197 at the Carrier Dome.

The win was the third straight for the Orange against the Blue Jays. Syracuse improved to 4-1 this season, and Hopkins dropped to 3-2.

Hopkins took a 3-1 lead less than six minutes into the game as the Blue Jays scored on each of their first three shots.

Brian Christopher's goal at the 11:30 mark was answered just more than a minute later by the Orange's Dan Hardy, but it took just 62 more seconds for the Blue Jays to grab a 3-1 lead as Steven Boyle and Kyle Wharton scored.

Syracuse answered with a 6-0 run. Jeff Gilbert, Josh Amidon and Pat Perritt scored before the end of the first quarter to give the Orange a 4-3 lead, and the team added three more goals in the second quarter to go up 7-3.

Hopkins trailed by at least three goals the rest of the game.

Wharton matched his career high with five points on two goals and a career-high three assists.

Also for the Blue Jays, Chris Boland had two goals and two assists, Christopher had two goals and one assist, and Boyle scored two goals.

Amidon led Syracuse with three goals.

NO. 17 NAVY 10, HOLY CROSS 5:: Trailing 4-3, the Mids (6-2) scored seven goals in the final period to pull away from the host Crusaders (0-5).

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 12, MANHATTAN 9:: Freshmen Christian Kellett, Jonny Lefferts and Anthony Golden each had three goals for the Mount (1-3, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in its win over the host Jaspers (1-4, 0-1).

STEVENSON 13, MARY WASHINGTON 4:: The Mustangs (6-0, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) scored 12 consecutive goals in their win over the visiting Eagles (4-3, 0-2).

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 16, MUHLENBERG 7:: The Shoremen (5-1, 1-0 Centennial) took an 8-1 halftime lead en route to an easy win over the visiting Mules (0-4, 0-1).

ST. MARY'S 12, WOOSTER 7:: Dennis Rosson had four goals and an assist as the host Seahawks (2-3) beat the Fighting Scots (3-2).

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