Johns Hopkins overwhelms Virginia in 15-8 victory

Blue Jays amass 11-1 lead, cruise to win at Face-Off Classic

Hub staff report / March 25, 2013 Posted in Athletics Tagged men's lacrosse

Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia

JHU senior midfielder John Greeley had one assist in the Blue Jays' 15-8 win against Virginia in the Face-Off Classic. Image: Jay VanRensselaer / Homewood Photography

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team used a dominant first half to put away Virginia in a 15-8 victory at the Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 10 Blue Jays (6-2) raced to a 9-1 halftime lead and held the 14th-ranked Cavaliers (5-4) scoreless for more than 31 minutes. JHU led 11-1 early in the third quarter before the Cavs scored to end a nine-goal Johns Hopkins run with 5:58 to play in the period.

Wells Stanwick, Ryan Brown, and Rex Sanders each scored three goals for the Blue Jays, and goalkeeper Pierce Bassett recorded 16 saves.

The Blue Jays have won three straight against the Cavaliers and lead the all-time series 57-28-1.

JHU visits No. 12 North Carolina on Saturday at noon.

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