Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium hosted the 110th installment of what is widely considered the greatest college lacrosse rivalry, which also happened to be Maryland’s 1,000th game in program history.
Most of the scoring came in the first quarter. Hopkins midfielder John Ranagan scored twice in the first ten minutes, helping the Jays to a 3-2 lead after the field period. Johns Hopkins added another goal to their lead in the second quarter.
Hopkins had a little more luck than Maryland with their shooting, but they also seemed to play more physical than the Terps. The few times Maryland matched the Jays’ intensity, it seemed to be more out of frustration.
Maryland junior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk tried to keep us in the game. He scored 2 goals and assisted on another, bringing his season totals to 15 goals and 10 assists through 10 games.
The Terps entered the game ranked #1 in the nation while Hopkins was ranked #15. The Jays held Maryland to just 4 goals, half of their season-low heading into today, in their 7-4 victory. It was Maryland second loss of the season. North Carolina beat the Terps, 10-8, in College Park three weeks ago.
Yale visits next Saturday at noon and then the Terps head to Chapel Hill for the ACC Tournament, where they will face Virginia in the first round on Friday, April 26.
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