Men's lacrosse: Hopkins drops second straight as UNC's Gray goes wild

Junior scores eight goals as No. 9 Tar Heels roll to 17-10 win vs. Blue Jays

Johns Hopkins lacrosse player controls the ball against North Carolina

Junior attackman Chris Gray scored eight goals as the ninth-ranked North Carolina men's lacrosse team rolled to a 17-10 win against Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon.

The loss was the second in a row for the No. 15 Blue Jays (1-2). The Tar Heels improved to 4-0.

Hopkins took its only lead of the game when Cole Williams opened the scoring a minute and 47 seconds into the first quarter. But Gray got the equalizer for UNC a minute and a half later, and the Tar Heels led 5-4 after the first quarter. north Carolina extended its lead with a 7-2 scoring run spanning the second and third quarters, with Gray netting three goals during that decisive stretch.

Williams paced the Blue Jays with three goals. Forry Smith (one goal, two assists), Garrett Degnon (two goals), Joey Esptein (one goal, one assist), and Jacob Angelus (one goals, one assist) also had multi-point games for JHU. Ryan Darby totaled 14 saves in goal for Johns Hopkins, which also got a 15-of-26 performance on faceoffs from junior Kyle Prouty. Complete box score

Hopkins will return to action on Saturday when the Blue Jays travel to Princeton. Faceoff is at 1 p.m.

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