Men's lacrosse: Hopkins stumbles late in loss to North Carolina

No. 12 Tar Heels take control in fourth quarter, hold off No. 13 Blue Jays, 13-11

The North Carolina men's lacrosse team scored five of the final seven goals Friday night to rally past host Johns Hopkins for a 13-11 victory at Homewood Field.

The No. 13 Blue Jays (1-2) took a 9-8 lead less than three minutes into the fourth quarter on a goal from Patrick Fraser, but UNC scored the next four goals to take control. Hopkins got within 12-11 after seniors Shack Stanwick and Joel Tinney scored in a 67-second span, but North Carolina held on for the win. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 12 in the nation, improved to 4-0.

Hopkins got a career-high three goals from sophomore Cole Williams and two goals and one assist from Stanwick. Hunter Moreland won 18 of 27 faceoffs and had 10 ground balls on the night for the Blue Jays. Complete box score

Johns Hopkins built first-quarter leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 5-3. Williams scored two of his three goals in the opening quarter for JHU, which also got scores from Chris Hubler, Brinton Valis, and Thomas Guida in the opening 15 minutes.

Tanner Cook and Timmy Kelly both scored four goals for North Carolina, which also got 13 saves from sophomore goalkeeper Jack Pezzulla.

Johns Hopkins will return to action on Saturday when the Blue Jays welcome Princeton to Homewood Field. Faceoff is set for 6 p.m.

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