Joel Tinney's goal in overtime lifted the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to a dramatic 14-13 win against rival Loyola in a battle of two top-10 teams on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.
In a game that featured four ties in the final 18 minutes and pair of rallies from three-goal deficits by the No. 5 Blue Jays (3-0), it was Tinney's strike plus a big save from goalkeeper Gerald Logan that were the difference at the end.
Tinney's game-winner came on JHU's third possession in extra time. Hopkins won the opening faceoff of overtime, but turned the ball over before getting settled. No. 9 Loyola (0-2) answered with a lengthy possession that ended when Logan stopped a Brian Sherlock 10-yard step-down after Greyhound attackman Pat Spencer had drawn a double-team. The Blue Jays successfully cleared and set up the play for Tinney out of a timeout. Complete box score
After the Blue Jays executed a pick and fake flip perfectly, Tinney worked from his right hand to his left before firing home the game-winning goal.
Hopkins fell behind 10-7 in the third quarter but used a four-goal run to take its first lead, 11-10, with 2:35 left in the third quarter. The teams traded goals over the next 17-plus minutes, and JHU's Forry Smith forced overtime with his second goal with 2:49 remaining.
Junior Shack Stanwick matched a career high with four goals for the Blue Jays, and Smith and Kyle Marr had two goals apiece. Logan made eight saves.
Hopkins hits the road for the first time on Saturday, when it visits No. 2 North Carolina, the defending national championships. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.