State lacrosse roundup (April 14): Penn State halts Johns Hopkins' 7-game streak
From Sun staff reports|
Apr 14, 2018 | 10:03 PM
Nick Spillane had two goals and five assists and No. 14 Penn State held off a second-half rally in a 14-12 upset victory over No. 4 Johns Hopkins in men's lacrosse Saturday.
The Nittany Lions improved to 8-4, 2-1 Big Ten and the Blue Jays fell to 8-3, 2-1. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak by Hopkins.
Trailing 2-1, Penn State went on a 4-0 run to take the lead for good. Spillane's first assist came on the tying goal with 9:01 left in the first quarter. Cole Williams ( Loyola Blakefield) and Patrick Fraser each had a hat trick for the Blue Jays.
Hopkins went on a 7-4 run in the second half.
No. 17 Navy 9, Army West Point 8: Chris Hill had three goals and Ryan Wade had two to lead the visiting Mids (8-4, 7-1 Patriot League ) past the Black Knights (5-6, 2-5).
The victory secured a share of the Patriot League regular-season title for Navy.
Mount St. Mary's 15, Hobart 14: Brendan McCarthy had a goal and a career-high six assists and the host Mount (4-8, 1-3 Northeast Conference ) held off a second-half charge by the Statesmen (4-8, 1-3).
Massachusetts 8, Towson 4: Redshirt freshman goalie Shane Brennan had 13 saves, but the visiting Tigers (4-7, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) fell to the Minutemen (8-4, 3-0).
Salisbury 20, Mary Washington 10: Griffin Moroney had a game-high four goals and Zach Pompea had a hat trick as the visiting Sea Gulls (11-4, 4-1 Capital Athletic Conference) rolled past the Eagles (7-7, 3-3).
UMBC 5, Binghamton 2: The Retrievers (4-7, 2-2 America East ) held the host Bearcats (4-9, 1-3) scoreless for final 47 minutes, 2 seconds.