Men's lacrosse: Virginia's second-half surge sinks Johns Hopkins

No. 9 Cavaliers outscore No. 15 Blue Jays 9-3 over final 23 minutes en route to 16-11 win

Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia lacrosse

Image caption: Johns Hopkins first-year attackman Joey Epstein scored a career-high five goals Saturday in a 16-11 loss to Virginia.

The ninth-ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team used a lengthy second-half run to turn a close game into a 16-11 victory against Johns Hopkins on Saturday evening at Homewood Field.

The Cavaliers (6-2) won their fifth game in a row, while the No. 15 Blue Jays (4-4) had a two-game winning streak snapped.

The score was deadlocked at 6 at halftime, and Hopkins took an 8-7 lead midway through the third quarter on a goal by Connor DeSimone. But the Cavs used a decisive 7-1 scoring spurt to take charge—they scored three goals to take a 10-8 lead, then strung together four more following a goal by JHU's Evan Zinn to push their advantage to 14-9.

Joey Epstein led the Blue Jays with a career-best five goals, while Zinn (two goals), Kyle Marr (two goals), and Cole Williams (two assists) all had multi-point games for Hopkins. Sophomore Kyle Prouty won 16 of 28 faceoffs and added six ground balls and one assist. Complete box score

Johns Hopkins return to action on Saturday when the Blue Jays travel to Michigan to open Big Ten Conference play against the Wolverines.

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