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Through two games, Hopkins lacrosse's defense looks much improved

Through two games, Hopkins lacrosse's defense looks much improved

Nick Fields is a gregarious and has an engaging personality. But when asked about the defense for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team surrendering 11.6 goals per game last spring – the most since 1994 – the senior defenseman does not offer much in terms of analysis.

"We don't really talk about last year a lot," he said.

That might border on exaggeration, but it illustrates how upset the defensive players were with their performance on that end of the field — a showing capped by a 17-8 loss to Brown in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Many of the players returning this season vowed to make amends, and it appears so far that they are making good on that...

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