The top-ranked Penn State men's lacrosse team never trailed on Sunday afternoon en route to its eighth consecutive victory, a 20-9 win against visiting Johns Hopkins in a Big Ten Conference matchup.
The No. 16 Blue Jays (6-6, 2-2 Big Ten) lost their second straight heading into a season-ending showdown against No. 3 Maryland. Hopkins knotted the score at 1 on a goal by Cole Williams a little more than two minutes into the contest but then was on the short end of a decisive 7-1 run. Jack Kelly scored three of his four goals during the scoring spurt as Penn State (11-1, 4-0) put the game out of reach.
Williams paced the JHU attack with three goals, and six players—Alex Concannon, Connor DeSimone, Kyle Marr, Brett Baskin, Luke Shilling, and Alexander Mabbett—added a goal apiece. Freshman Matt Narewski won 11-of-21 faceoffs and collected eight ground balls, and goalkeeper Ryan Darby totaled 13 saves for the Blue Jays. Complete box score
Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday at Maryland in the 118th meeting between the Blue Jays and Terrapins. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.