Ryan Baker

No. 10 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team leans on defense to pave way to 13-6 win over UMBC

No. 10 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team leans on defense to pave way to 13-6 win over UMBC

With the offense for the No. 10 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team struggling early Tuesday night, the defense emerged as the catalyst.

After giving up two goals in the first quarter, the unit shut out visiting UMBC in the second and third quarters long enough for the offense to find its rhythm. That formula powered the Blue Jays to a 13-6 victory before an announced 466 who braved frigid weather conditions at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins (4-2) collected its third consecutive win and second in a span of four days after upsetting then-No. 6 Syracuse, 18-7, on Saturday. But for the first 42 minutes, the final score belied how difficult it was to cement the...

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