Scanlan And Tromboli Lead Syracuse Past Johns Hopkins 15-9
Top ranked Syracuse (5-0) wasted no time showing their dominance at Homewood Field. The Orange raced out to a 7-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Chase Scanlan had 5 goals and 1 assist in his return to Baltimore after starting his career at Loyola. Jamie Tromboli added four goals and one assist. Steve Rehfuss took advantage of a short stick defender to dish out seven assists for the Orange. Face-offs and ground balls were big in this game. Syracuse went 18 for 28 at the X and seemed to get a win whenever they needed one. They also won the ground ball war 34-26,
The same issues continue to plague Hopkins (1-4). Jacob Giacalone started in the cage but was pulled for Ryan Darby after giving up four goals while making one save in the first nine minutes of the game. Darby made 13 saves the rest of the way. The defense got off to a slow start but settled in despite Syracuse having possession for long stretches thanks to a solid ride that gave Hopkins some problems. The offense never got going until the game was decided. Owen Murphy had a hat trick while Brett Baskin added two goals. Joey Epstein looked better physically today but was held to one assist by the Orange defense.
No time to dwell on this one for Johns Hopkins as they host Mount Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night at 7 before heading to Navy next Saturday. These two games are must win so they can gain some confidence before Big 10 play starts.