Hopkins Tops Michigan, 17-8, in First-Ever Meeting with Wolverines

 
Senior <b>Mike Poppleton</b> won 17-of-18 faceoffs and grabbed 12 ground balls to lead Johns Hopkins past Michigan.
 
Senior Mike Poppleton won 17-of-18 faceoffs and grabbed 12 ground balls to lead Johns Hopkins past Michigan.

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Johns Hopkins-Michigan Video Highlights
Box Score

BALTIMORE, MD - The fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team got 11 goals and nine assists from its starting attack and first midfield and senior Mike Poppletonwon 17-of-18 faceoffs to fuel a 17-8 win over visiting Michigan at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon. The win improves Hopkins' record to 3-0, while the Wolverines slip to 0-3. The meeting was the first between Johns Hopkins and Michigan in men's lacrosse.

The Blue Jays took all the drama out of the game with an 8-0 run that turned an early 1-0 deficit into an 8-1 lead early in the second quarter. Michigan was never closer than six the rest of the way as Poppleton's effort on faceoffs repeatedly gave the Blue Jays possession throughout the game.

Junior Brandon Bennfueled the 8-1 run as he scored all three of his goals on the day during the spree, which took less than 13 minutes. Six different players scored during the run for Johns Hopkins, which scored the final five goals of the run in a span of less than three minutes.

The Wolverines halted the Blue Jay rally early in the second half as Dan Kinek and David Joseph sandwiched goals around the second tally of the day by JHU's Zach Palmer, but the Blue Jay defense held UM to just one goal over the next 23 minutes as senior goalie Pierce Bassettrecorded eight of his 10 saves in the second and third quarters.

Five different players combined to score JHU's six goals in the second half with senior attackman John Kaestnernotching both of his goals on the day during the second half.

Poppleton, who won all 14 of his faceoffs in the first half, added 12 ground balls to his 17-of-18 showing at the X. The 17 faceoffs won are the second-highest total of his career.


 

 

Palmer led a balanced scoring attack with two goals and three assists, while Benn (3g, 1a) and Kaestner (2g, 2a) added four-point efforts for the Blue Jays. In all, seven different players recorded multi-goal games for the Blue Jays and eight different players registered two points or more.

Kyle Jackson and Peter Kraus paced the Wolverines with two goals each and Joseph added one goal and one assist. Freshman goalie Gerald Logan posted 12 saves in goal for Michigan, but the Wolverines couldn't overcome the decided possession advantage for the Blue Jays in their first trip to Homewood Field.

Johns Hopkins will return to action on Friday, March 1 when the Blue Jays welcome Princeton to Homewood Field. Faceoff is set for 5:00 pm.

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