Senior Ryan Brown and sophomore Shack Stanwick scored four goals apiece, and the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 14-8 win against previously unbeaten Towson on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.
The No. 11 Blue Jays (3-2) never trailed and turned a 7-6 edge into a comfortable margin of victory with a final-period scoring barrage that saw them score seven of the game's final nine goals. The No. 6 Tigers (5-1), who came into the game with the nation's third-ranked scoring defense and with wins over Georgetown and Loyola to their credit, allowed a season-high 14 goals and were held to a season-low goal total.
Hopkins improved to 40-4 all-time against Towson.
Drew Supinski added two goals and two assists, and goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh made six save for the Blue Jays, who held decisive edged in terms of both shots (39-26) and ground balls (33-22). JHU also won 14 of 25 faceoffs.
Ben McCarty paced Towson with three goals.
Hopkins returns to action Saturday when it faces Syracuse at Homewood Field at 4 p.m.
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