Visiting Johns Hopkins used a five-goal run to overcome a third-quarter deficit en route to a 14-12 win against Princeton on Saturday afternoon.
The game featured five ties in the first 37 minutes, and the Tigers (1-2) grabbed a 9-7 edge late in the third on back-to-back strikes by Emmet Cordrey and Michael Sowers. By the time the Tigers scored again with 5:34 left in the fourth, the Blue Jays had pieced together their five-goal run to take command with a 12-9 lead. Princeton got no closer than two goals the rest of the way.
The win was the second in a row on the road for No. 18 Hopkins (2-2) following losses to Towson and Loyola in its first two contests of the season.
Junior Cole Williams and sophomore Brett Baskin each had three goals for the Blue Jays, and freshman Joey Epstein and senior Kyle Marr added two goals apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Darby posted a career-high 13 saves for Johns Hopkins, which held the edge in shots (44-42) and ground balls (42-38). Complete box score
Hopkins also had a decisive edge on faceoffs, winning 19 of 28—sophomore Kyle Prouty won nine of 13, and freshman Matt Narewski won 10 of 15 while also collecting a team-best nine ground balls.
Johns Hopkins wraps up its three-game road swing on Saturday when the Blue Jays travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange at 1 p.m.