Benn nets four goals to lead Johns Hopkins past Towson, 12-6

Stanwick, Palmer score twice, Blue Jays earn 18th straight win vs. Tigers

Junior Brandon Benn scored four goals, and Wells Stanwick and Zach Palmer chipped in two goals and two assists each as the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team rolled to a 12-6 win at Towson on Saturday night.

Rob Guida, Rex Sanders, Ryan Brown, and Phil Castronova also scored for the No. 4 Blue Jays (2-0), who beat the Tigers for the 18th consecutive time and improved to 38-3 all-time against Towson.

JHU led 6-3 at halftime and scored three times in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take control of the game. The Tigers (0-2) were held scoreless for a 27-minute stretch that included the entire third quarter. Senior goalkeeper Pierce Bassett made 12 saves for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins returns to action Saturday when it hosts Michigan at 1 p.m. at Homewood Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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