Ben Hunt scored twice in the first three minutes of play as No. 9 North Carolina handed No. 10 Johns Hopkins its fourth straight loss, 13-8, in front of an announced 4,250 fans at Homewood Field yesterday.
The Tar Heels improved to 7-2 and ended a six-game losing streak at Hopkins that dates to 1994. The Blue Jays fell to 3-4.
Hunt (Severna Park) needed just 35 seconds to open the scoring and pushed the lead to 2-0 with his second unassisted goal just over two minutes later. The Heels added back-to-back goals in a 46-second span late in the first quarter by Cryder DiPietro (St. Paul's) and Nick Tintle to push the lead to 4-0. Goalie Grant Zimmerman (Gilman) recorded six of his 14 saves in the first quarter. The Blue Jays outshot the Tar Heels 11-7 in the first quarter yet trailed 4-0.
Kevin Huntley (Calvert Hall), Michael Doneger and Paul Rabil (DeMatha) each scored twice for the Blue Jays.
Towson 9, Robert Morris 8 -- Jonathan Engelke scored three goals, including the eventual game-winner with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter, as the visiting Tigers (2-5, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) ended a four-game losing streak. Andrew Watt had a hat trick for the Colonials (4-6, 0-2).
No. 6 Syracuse 13, No. 19 Loyola 8 -- Cooper MacDonnell had a game-high four goals in a losing effort for the visiting Greyhounds (4-4). Loyola jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first before the Orange (7-1) scored five of the next seven goals. Syracuse's Mike Leveille extended his consecutive point streak to 47 games after totaling five points on three goals and two assists.
Villa Julie 15, Wesley 4 -- Richard Ford had five goals for the visiting Mustangs (7-2).
Salisbury 11, Gettysburg 8 -- The visiting Sea Gulls (11-0) - led by Mike Von Kamecke with four goals - scored five times in the final 5:26 to beat the Bullets (8-1). Salisbury extended its winning streak to 34 and its regular season winning streak to 73. Ben Sufrin had a hat trick for Gettysburg.
Providence 4, Siena 3 -- Robert Lamontagne scored the game-winner on a feed from Colin Tigh with two seconds left in the fourth overtime for the host Friars (3-5, 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Saints (6-3, 0-2) have lost three straight.
Washington College 12, Haverford 6 -- Chris Read scored four goals and had two assists for the visiting Shoremen (9-0, 4-0 Centennial Conference). Washington College has won nine straight. The Fords fell to 6-2, 1-2.
Ursinus 7, McDaniel 4 -- Dane Mangin scored twice during a three-goal fourth quarter to lift the host Bears (5-4, 3-1 Centennial Conference) over the Green Terror (4-4, 0-2). Mike Hatton led McDaniel with two goals.
St. Mary's 10, York 6 -- The visiting Seahawks (6-5, 4-1 Capital Athletic Conference) - led by Ryan Alexander and Steve Hutwelker, who scored two goals each - held off a late rally by the Spartans (6-5, 2-3) for the win.
Lynchburg 26, Hood 4 -- Will Oconis led the Blazers (0-12) with three goals. The host Hornets (6-2) scored the first two goals of the game and nine of the first 10.