In Saturdays match-up, The Blue Jays dominated the Tigers with final score of 14-8. This marks Johns Hopkins 40th all time against Towson, bringing the rivalry’s record to 40-4, with Johns Hopkins in the lead. This game brought the Blue Jays to 3-2 and the Tigers record to 5-1.
The Blue Jays were never down in the game but a key 4-1 run by the Blue Jays through the 4th quarter gave Hopkins a decent lead at 11-7, which then lead the final score of 14-8. Hopkins seemed to be in control for the greater part of the game but Towson trimmed a 6-3 Hopkins to a 7-6 early in the 4th quarter. Within 63 seconds, senior attackmen Ryan Brown scored the first goal of the 4-1 run the Blue Jays were soon to have. The next goal of that run was scored by sophomore Shack Stanwick as he intercepted a clear attempt by the Tigers defense and scored 90 seconds after the previous goal.
Then, the Tigers scored their single goal of the 4-1 run when Tyler Young scored in up close to the goal. But Hopkins Holden Cattoni and Wilkins Dismuke added goals to put the score to 11-7. In an attempt to answers Hopkins run, Tigers Joe Sider scored to trim the deficit to 11-8. But the Tigers were trailing late in the game and were forced to pull their goalie in an attempt to comeback, but this only opened the door for Drew Stupinski, Stanwick, and Brown to add goals, finalizing the score 14-8.
In conclusion, this match-up was yet another top 10 team Hopkins brought to Homewood field, and marked a huge win for the team. The win marked Ryan Brown’s 21st hat trick of his career, Shack Stanwick’s 4 goals and 7 points matched his career high, and extending on to Stanwick’s streak of 3 assists or greater to all five games of the season.