The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team overcame slick, snowy conditions and a strong start by host Villanova to pull out 13-10 victory against the Wildcats in Villanova, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon.
The fifth-ranked Blue Jays (2-1) fell behind in the early going and led just 9-8 entering the fourth quarter before pulling away for the win. Wilkins Dismuke, Wells Stanwick, John Crawley, and Ryan Brown each scored during a 10-minute span in the final period to help JHU secure the victory.
Brown paced the Johns Hopkins attack with four goals, and Stanwick had two goals along with five assists. Shack Stanwick and Holden Cattoni also had two goals apiece for the Blue Jays, and goalkeeper Eric Schneider made seven saves.
Villanova (0-1) got three goals from Danny Seibel, including the first goal of the game 1:34 in. The Wildcats built their early lead to 3-1 before the Blue Jays scored four consecutive goals to take control.
Johns Hopkins won 20 of 28 faceoffs and secured 32 ground balls to 17 for Villanova.
JHU returns to action Saturday when it visits No. 6 North Carolina at 2 p.m.
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