Men's lacrosse: Hopkins weathers Rutgers rally for 15-13 victory

Joey Epstein scores five goals, Blue Jays hang on for sixth win in eight games

Hopkins celebrates a goal against Rutgers

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team got a career-best performance from first-year attackman Joey Epstein and held off a second-half charge by visiting Rutgers for a 15-13 Big Ten Conference victory on Saturday at Homewood Field.

The No. 20 Blue Jays (6-4, 2-0 Big Ten) scored the game's first six goals and led 12-6 late in the third quarter. The 19th-ranked Scarlet Knights (6-5,1-1) used a 5-1 run to get within two goals at 13-11 with more than 10 minutes to play. But Epstein scored his fifth goal of the game to end the run, and Kyle Prouty added an insurance goal as Hopkins held on for its sixth win in its past eight games.

Epstein had three assists to go with his team-high five goals. Cole Williams (three goals, two assists), Kyle Marr (two goals), and Prouty (one goal, two assists) also had multi-point efforts for JHU, Prouty also won 21 of 30 faceoffs and collected a career-high 16 ground balls. Marr's two goals give him 100 in his career, making him the 19th player in school history to score at least 100 career goals. Complete box score

Johns Hopkins returns to action on Sunday when the Blue Jays welcome Ohio State to Homewood Field for the final regular-season home game of 2019. Faceoff is set for noon.

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