The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team raced to a 10-5 halftime lead, then held of a furious Penn State rally in the fourth quarter for a 13-11 victory on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.
The No. 12 Blue Jays (7-4, 2-1 Big Ten) got three first-half goals from Shack Stanwick and pushed their lead to 11-5 on Patrick Fraser's goal 1:02 into the third. But the No. 5 Nittany Lions (10-2, 1-2) used a 6-1 run to pull within a goal before JHU's Joel Tinney secured the win with a goal with 37 seconds to play.
Stanwick led Hopkins with three goals to go with two assists; Tinney, Fraser, Forry Smith, and Cody Radziewicz had two goals apiece; and Kyle Marr chipped in a goal and three assists. Goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh made seven saves. Complete box score
Hunter Moreland won 19 of 28 faceoffs for the Blue Jays, who owned a 44-29 edge in shots and a 38-24 advantage on ground balls.
The loss was the second in a row for Penn State following a 10-game winning streak to start the season.
Hopkins returns to action Saturday against Michigan at 2 p.m. at Homewood Field.