Men's lacrosse: No. 7 Johns Hopkins puts away Villanova with late surge

Blue Jays score final five goals for 13-7 victory, their fifth in a row


The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team fell behind by two goals early but outscored visiting Villanova 5-0 over the final 22 minutes to earn a 13-7 win on Wednesday evening at Homewood Field.

The No. 7 Blue Jays (10-3) saw their lead cut to one goal, at 8-7, midway through the third quarter. But Ryan Brown scored his team-leading 35th goal less than a minute later to ignite a closing run that also featured goals from Wells Stanwick, Brandon Benn, Connor Reed, and Holden Cattoni. Villanova fell to 5-8.

Stanwick and Cattoni each scored three times for JHU, which won its fifth straight game, and Brown, Benn, and Rob Guida added two goals apiece. Goalkeeper Eric Schneider made 11 saves.

The win was the 250th in the collegiate coaching career of JHU's Dave Pietramala, with 157 of those wins coming at Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins wraps up its regular season on May 3 at Loyola, which owns a 12-1 record and is the top-ranked team in the country. Faceoff is scheduled for noon.

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