Men's lacrosse: No. 3 Johns Hopkins pulls away from UMBC to stay perfect

Blue Jays score six unanswered fourth-quarter goals in 15-8 win

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team broke open a close game late, scoring six unanswered goals to pull away for a 15-8 win at UMBC on Saturday.

Brandon Benn and Wells Stanwick each scored twice in the final quarter for the No. 3 Blue Jays (5-0), who led 7-2 after the first quarter but were outscored 6-2 in the second and third periods. JHU improved to 12-0 all-time against the Retrievers (2-2).

Benn led Johns Hopkins with five goals, Stanwick added three goals and three assists, Ryan Brown had three goals, and Rob Guida scored twice.

Johns Hopkins dominated in key statistical categories, outshooting the Retrievers 45-28, collecting 37 ground balls to 23 for UMBC, and winning 18 of 26 faceoffs. But goalkeeper Connor Gordon kept UMBC close with 16 saves.

Eric Schneider had eight saves for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins hosts No. 11 Syracuse (3-2) on Saturday at noon. JHU faculty and staff can receive free admission and bring up to two guests free of charge.

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