First, the offense took a vacation for most of the day against Virginia. The next week, the defense fell apart in the heat and humidity on a shocking afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. Then came a rough third-quarter stretch against Duke, on a day it failed to control two of the top scorers in the game.
The reasons behind its growing frustration vary, but one thing is clear. Four weeks after it blew out Syracuse on the road with its most complete effort of the spring, the 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team is scrambling to stave off the unimaginable at Homewood.
Johns Hopkins @Maryland Tonight, 8, Ch. 2, 1300 AM