The second-ranked Loyola men's lacrosse team scored the first six goals of the second half and rolled to an 18-12 win against Johns Hopkins in the Blue Jays' home opener at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.
Hopkins (0-2) trailed 9-6 at the break, then fell behind 15-6 as the Greyhounds scored six times in a nine-and-a-half-minute span of the third quarter. First-year attackman Joey Epstein ended Loyola's run with the last of his three goals on the day, but JHU got no closer than six goals the rest of the way.
Senior Kyle Marr paced the Hopkins attack with five goals and an assist, and Epstein had three assists to go with his three goals. First-year midfielder Matt Narewski won 17 of 28 faceoffs and collected 11 ground balls. Complete box score
Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday at North Carolina.