Men's lacrosse: Hopkins bounced by Duke in NCAA tournament first round
Guterding stars as No. 6 Blue Devils take command early, cruise to 19-6 victory
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team was dealt a quick exit in the first round of the NCAA lacrosse tournament on Saturday afternoon, falling 19-6 to visiting Duke in a lopsided affair at Homewood Field.
The sixth-seeded Blue Jays (8-7) scored the game's first two goals for a short-lived lead, but the Blue Devils (13-4) used a four-goal spurt to take command and never looked back. Duke led 12-5 at halftime and limited Hopkins to one goal after the break. Justin Guterding paced Duke—ranked No. 6 in the nation—with four goals and six assists. Complete box score
The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals to face the winner of a first-round matchup between Ohio State and Loyola. Complete NCAA men's lacrosse bracket
Kieran Eissler scored two goals, and Shack Stanwick added a goal and an assist to pace Hopkins.
JHU was making its record 45th NCAA tournament appearance, the most of any team since the tournament began in 1971. The Blue Jays fell to 14-4 in NCAA first-round games and suffered their second consecutive first-round exit. Hopkins lost to Brown in the first round in 2016.