Hopkins lacrosse player winds up for a shot against two Syracuse defenders

Men's lacrosse: Top-ranked Syracuse handles Hopkins

Six-goal first-quarter run propels Orange to 15-9 victory as Blue Jays drop their fourth consecutive game; freshman Owen Murphy leads JHU with three goals and an assist

The top-ranked Syracuse men's lacrosse team used a six-goal first-quarter run to take control and never looked back in a 15-9 win against Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.

The loss was the fourth in a row for Hopkins, which fell to 1-4. The Orange improved to 5-0.

The Blue Jays evened the score at 1-1 in the first quarter on a goal by sophomore Garrett Degnon, his team-leading ninth goal of the season. But from there, Syracuse quickly turned the deadlock into a 7-1 lead, scoring six times in a span of 8:14. Hopkins got no closer than four goals the rest of the way.

Freshman Owen Murphy led the Blue Jays with three goals and one assist for a career-high four points, while Brett Baskin (two goals, one assist) added three points. Goalkeeper Ryan Darby came off the bench and made 13 saves over the final 50:16 in relief of senior Jacob Giacalone, who earned the first start of his career and exited after the Orange jumped to a 4-1 lead. Complete box score

Johns Hopkins will host Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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