The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team overcame a seven-goal first-quarter deficit to lead by two goals with less then eight minutes to play but fell 16-15 in overtime against Princeton in a wild, back-and-forth game at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.
The No. 12 Blue Jays (2-3) surrendered the game's first seven goals and trailed 7-0 after 10 minutes of play. But JHU countered with a six-goal run of its own to get within 10-7 at halftime and took its first lead, at 13-12, with 9:16 to play on Ryan Browns third goal of the day. Joel Tinney pushed the Hopkins edge to two goals a minute and a half later, but the No. 18 Tigers rallied to force overtime on Ryan Ambler's score with seven seconds left.
Princeton (3-0) got the game-winner from Gavin McBride with 1:07 remaining in the first overtime period, handing the Blue Jays their third loss in four games.
Patrick Fraser paced a balanced attack with four goals for Johns Hopkins, which also got three goals apiece from Brown, Tinney, and Holden Cattoni. Wells Stanwick and John Crawley each had a goal and three assists.
The Tigers got four goals from Kip Orban and three apiece from Ambler, McBride, and Mike MacDonald.
JHU returns to action Saturday against Navy at Homewood Field at noon.
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