Men's lacrosse: No. 11 Hopkins handles No. 14 Towson in opener

Junior Kyle Marr scores four goals to pace balanced attack in 14-6 victory

Nine different players scored and the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse dominated the first half en route to a convincing 14-6 win against Towson in the season-opening game for both teams Saturday night at Homewood Field.

Hopkins player in white jersey raises both hands to celebrate goal

Image caption: Junior defenseman Patrick Foley celebrates after his goal opened the scoring 1:54 into the game.

The No. 11 Blue Jays (1-0) scored the first five goals of the game and 11 of the first 13 against the 14th-ranked Tigers. JHU has won 11 consecutive season-openers.

Junior Kyle Marr paced the Hopkins attack with four goals and two assists, and Joel Tinney and Alex Concannon added two goals apiece. Junior defenseman Patrick Foley—who missed the entire 2017 season after starting all 15 games as a freshman—opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game. Complete box score

Goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh made 13 saves in net for the Blue Jays.

Towson, which permitted just 7.65 goals per game in 2017, surrendered its highest goal total since Hopkins scored 14 in a 14-8 victory over TU on March 12, 2016. The Tigers allowed more than 11 goals just once in 2017 and never allowed more than 12.

JHU returns to action Saturday when it visits Loyola at 1 p.m.

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