Albany strikes late to edge Johns Hopkins, 10-9

Stanwick nets four goals, but Blue Jays lose for third time in four games

Albany scored with just over two minutes to play to break the game's sixth tie and edge the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, 10-9, on Friday night at Homewood Field.

It was the third loss in four games for the 10th-ranked Blue Jays (6-4), who had won 10 of their previous 11 meetings with the Great Danes.

JHU led 5-4 at halftime, but fell behind 9-7 during a back-and-forth fourth quarter that featured eight goals. Wells Stanwick and Brandon Benn scored to even the score at nine, but Doug Eich netted the game-winner for No. 20 Albany (7-3) with 2:01 to play. Johns Hopkins got off a shot in the closing seconds, but it sailed high.

Stanwick paced the Blue Jays with four goals and an assist, giving him 22 goals on the season. Goalkeeper Pierce Bassett made 15 saves against the Great Danes, who came into the game with the nation's highest-scoring offense at better than 15 goals per game.

Johns Hopkins travels to College Park, Md., on Saturday to face No. 1 Maryland at 3 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

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