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State lacrosse roundup (March 24): Johns Hopkins erases 7-goal hole to defeat Virginia, 15-13

State lacrosse roundup (March 24): Johns Hopkins erases 7-goal hole to defeat Virginia, 15-13

No. 9 Johns Hopkins rallied from a seven-goal deficit to beat No. 10 Virginia, 15-13, and claim the Doyle Smith Cup for a second year in a row Saturday.

The win marked the largest deficit that the Blue Jays (6-2) have ever overcome.

The host Cavaliers (7-3) built a 9-2 halftime advantage. Dox Aitken scored three of his game-high six goals in the first half for Virginia.

Hopkins regrouped and answered in the second half. Cole Williams ( Loyola Blakefield) scored the first two goals of a 6-0 Blue Jays' run that went from 13:52 to 2:55 left in the third quarter.

Aitken scored two more to push the Cavalier lead to 11-8, but Hunter Moreland started a 7-0 Hopkins run...

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