Baltimore, Md. (March 12, 2019) – Mount St. Mary's fell at No. 17 Johns Hopkins by an 11-4 margin on Tuesday night in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Homewood Field.
Luke Frankeny, Brendan Doyle, Brenden McCarthy and Chris DiPretoro tallied a goal apiece for the Mountaineers. Joe Bethke and Joshua Davies each added assists, while Davies also contributed a team-high three caused turnovers. Jack Mangan registered a team-best seven ground balls to go along with a pair of caused turnovers. Dylan Furnback tied his season-high with 14 saves in goal, as he posted his sixth double-digit save performance of the season. Neil Roche and Tyler Powell each made their first appearance of the season in the cage for the Mountaineers and both stopped the lone shot on target they faced.
For Johns Hopkins, Joey Epstein notched three goals and one helper, while Brett Baskin and Alex Concannon each netted two goals. Kyle Prouty went 11-of-12 on face-offs, and Ryan Darby made 12 saves in the winning effort in the cage.
Johns Hopkins (3-3) outshot Mount St. Mary's (3-5) by a 43-35 margin in the contest and held a slight advantage on ground balls, 26-22.
Frankeny got the scoring started as he rifled one past Darby for his 13th goal of the season, giving the Mountaineers a 1-0 advantage at the 8:42 mark. Just under a minute later, Doyle split a pair of JHU defenders and found the back of the net to double up the Mount's lead with 7:47 on the clock.
The Blue Jays got their first goal of the game with just 7.1 seconds remaining in the opening period on Epstein's first score of the contest.
The Mountaineers outshot Hopkins 9-6 in the first quarter and took a 2-1 advantage into the second.
Hopkins tied it up just over four minutes into the second quarter on a tally from Baskin. Keogh gave the Blue Jays their first lead of the contest, 3-2, at the 9:04 mark on an unassisted tally.
Epstein's second goal of the game with 3:47 on the clock pushed the Blue Jays' lead to 4-2, and they followed with man-up goals by Luke Shilling and Concannon in the ensuing two minutes to make it a 6-2 lead.
In the waning seconds of the half, McCarthy fired one from way out that beat Darby with 0.9 seconds on the clock, cutting the deficit to 6-3 heading into the break.
The Mountaineers held an 18-16 shot advantage over the Blue Jays in the half, while ground balls were even at 12-12.
Forry Smith made it a four-goal JHU advantage with a score 21 seconds into the third quarter. Prouty won the ensuing faceoff for the Blue Jays and they worked it over to Epstein, who fired top shelf to complete his hat trick. The goal came just seven seconds after Smith's opening score of the half.
Daniel Jones extended the Blue Jays lead on his first career goal at the 13:12 mark, and Concannon followed with his second of the contest minutes later to make it a 10-3 game. JHU held Mount St. Mary's scoreless in the third quarter, and carried a seven-goal lead into the fourth.
DiPretoro registered his team-leading 17th goal of the season off a feed from Bethke at the 10:22 mark of the fourth quarter to cut the Mount's deficit to 10-4.
With just over five minutes remaining, Keogh found Baskin in front of goal for his second tally of the game as the Blue Jays padded the advantage to 11-4, a lead they would hold onto to close out the game.
Mount St. Mary's hosts Bryant in the Northeast Conference opener this Saturday, March 16 at 12 p.m.