Men's lacrosse: Hopkins pulls away from Michigan in Big Ten opener

Blue Jays hold Wolverines scoreless for more than 30 minutes in 14-8 win

Hopkins vs. Michigan men's lacrosse

The visiting Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team used a 10-goal run to pull away for a 14-8 win over Michigan on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.

No. 18 Hopkins (5-4, 1-0 Big Ten) trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, then methodically put the game away by outscoring the Wolverines (3-6, 0-1) 10-0 in the second and third quarters combined, holding the host team scoreless for more than 30 minutes. Junior attackman Forry Smith scored three of his career-high four goals during the decisive run.

Joey Epstein added three goals and two assists for the Blue Jays, who also got a 16-of-21 performance on faceoffs from sophomore Kyle Prouty. Prouty added 13 ground balls, and Hopkins held a 34-16 overall advantage on ground balls. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Darby totaled eight saves for the Blue Jays. Complete box score

Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Blue Jays welcome Rutgers to Homewood Field for Homecoming.

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