Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Uses Heroics to Advance in NCAA Tournament
The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays erupted in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament matchup and eventually defeated the Georgetown Hoyas by a final score of 10-9 in overtime.
The Blue Jays struggled to generate offensive production against the Hoyas’ stingy defense throughout the majority of the game. Georgetown dominated the second quarter of play with three unanswered goals, giving the Hoyas a 6-3 lead going into halftime. Johns Hopkins’s luck didn’t change in the beginning of the second half, as Georgetown continued to subdue the Blue Jay attack with crippling coverage and excellent goaltending.
Down 8-4 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays were in need of some desperate help from one of their star attackmen. Kyle Marr answered Johns Hopkins’s prayer with a quarter for the ages. The New York native scored five goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation, including a game-tying goal with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Senior superstar Shack Stanwick helped lead the comeback, assisting Marr on three of Marr’s five goals.
The Blue Jays’ explosive fourth quarter set up a wild and dramatic overtime period. Stanwick powered an unassisted goal into the net to give Johns Hopkins the victory and to complete the comeback. The lethal combination of Shack Stanwick and Kyle Marr accounted for six goals and five assists in one of the Blue Jays’ most memorable games to date.
Johns Hopkins will advance to face the Duke Blue Devils at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game is part of a quarterfinal doubleheader which includes the Maryland-Cornell game at noon.