Men's lacrosse: Hopkins scores decisive win against No. 7 Syracuse

Cole Williams leads all scorers with four goals as JHU rolls to 18-7 victory

Two lacrosse players battle for a ground ball

Image caption: Hopkins senior Hunter Moreland (right) won 17 of 26 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls in Saturday's 18-7 win at Syracuse.

Four players netted hat tricks for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team as it rolled to an 18-7 win against No. 7 Syracuse in front of an announced crowd of 5,542 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 15 Blue Jays (3-2) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first 13 minutes, saw the Orange pull within 3-2, then went on a 10-1 run spanning the second and third quarters to put the game out of reach. Sophomore Cole Williams score all of his team-leading four goals during that decisive stretch.

Hopkins also got three goals apiece from junior Kyle Marr, freshman Connor DeSimone, and junior Alex Concannon. Senior Shack Stanwick added two goals and three assists, and goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh made 10 saves. JHU outshot Syracuse 46-25 and owned a 38-22 advantage on ground balls. Complete box score

The Orange fell to 3-2 on the season.

The Blue Jays have scored 34 goals in their past two games—wins against Princeton and Syracuse—the team's most goals in a two-game span since the first two rounds of the 2015 NCAA tournament.

Hopkins returns to action Tuesday when it welcomes UMBC to Homewood Field for a 7 p.m. game.

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