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Johns Hopkins-UMBC Men's Lacrosse Notes

<b>Danny Jones</b> and the Blue Jays host UMBC on Tuesday night at 7 pm.
Danny Jones and the Blue Jays host UMBC on Tuesday night at 7 pm.
March 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins-UMBC Game Information
Game Date/Time March 13, 2018 / 7 pm
Location Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
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When Last We Saw Them
: Johns Hopkins picked up its second straight win on Saturday, March 10 as the Blue Jays topped Syracuse, 18-7, in the Carrier Dome.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked 10th in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll and 10th in the Maverik Media Poll. UMBC is not ranked in either poll.

Series History: This week’s game between Johns Hopkins and UMBC will be the 16th in a series that dates to a 15-4 Johns Hopkins victory in 1983. The Blue Jays have won all 15 previous meetings; detailed series information can be found on page 12.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against UMBC with an all-time record of 974-331-15 (.744). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

The Nation’s Toughest Schedule: The perception of which team plays the nation’s toughest schedule may be in the eye of the beholder, but a case can certainly be made that in 2018 that team is Johns Hopkins. Consider:

• Johns Hopkins’ 13 regular season opponents currently have a combined record of 50-25 (.667). That’s the third-highest opponent winning percentage in the nation.
• The Blue Jays’ 13 regular-season opponents combined to post a 135-73 (.649) record in 2017.
• Johns Hopkins will play three teams that advanced to at least the NCAA Semifinals last season and seven that played in the NCAA Tournament.
• On JHU’s schedule in 2018 - but not even included among the teams that played in the NCAAs in 2017 - are Princeton (9-6 in 2017), Rutgers (10-4) and Virginia (8-7).
• Hopkins will play just two teams that had a losing record in 2017 (UMBC, Delaware) and those two teams still combined for a 13-16 record.

A Difficult Road: Johns Hopkins will play six of its 13 regular season games away from Homewood Field in 2018. The Blue Jays’ six road opponents combined to post a remarkable 61-30 (.670) record last season. Take away each of their games against Johns Hopkins, and they were a combined 60-25 (.705).

Against the America East: This week’s game against UMBC will be the 31st all-time for Johns Hopkins against a team currently in the America East. Johns Hopkins is 28-2 (.933) all-time against current America East schools. Note that not all of these games were played against teams while they were a member of the America East.

Back-to-Back 16+: Johns Hopkins scored 16 goals in a 16-9 win over Princeton on March 3 and 18 in an 18-7 win at Syracuse on March 10. This is the first time JHU has scored 16 or more goals in back-to-back games since topping Virginia (19-7) and Syracuse (16-15) in the first two rounds of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Just in Case: The last time Johns Hopkins scored 16 or more goals in three straight games was late in the 2003 season, when the Blue Jays actually scored at least 17 in four straight games.

Stanwick Among Career Leaders: With 81 goals and 89 assists for 170 points to his credit, senior attackman Shack Stanwick enters this week’s game ranked 11th in school history in assists and 17th in school history in points.

Sorry, Coach: Shack Stanwick moved past current Blue Jay offensive coordinator Bobby Benson on Hopkins’ career points list with his five-point effort at Syracuse (2g, 3a). Stanwick now has 170 career points, while Benson had 167 at JHU from 2000-03.

80-80: Shack Stanwick became just the eighth player in school history with 80 career goals and 80 career assists when he notched his 80th career goal at Syracuse. He now has 81 goals and 89 assists since arriving at Homewood in 2015.

Williams Nets 11 in Last Three Games: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams scored three goals against North Carolina on February 23 and came back with four goals against Princeton on March 3. He followed those performances with a four-goal, one-assist effort at Syracuse to boost his season totals to a team-high 12 goals and two assists for 14 points. These are the first three hat tricks of his career and he is the first JHU player with three straight hat tricks since Ryan Brown did it late in the 2016 season. Since scoring on just one of his first 10 shots this season, Williams has scored on 11 of 24 (.458) in the last three games.

DeSimone Records First Hat Trick: Freshman Connor DeSimone scored once against UNC, twice against Princeton and added his first career hat trick at Syracuse. He now has six goals on the year with all six coming in the last three games. He is the first freshman middie at Johns Hopkins to score three goals in a game since Joel Tinney did it at Virginia in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Marr Leads Team in Scoring: Junior attackman Kyle Marr enters this week’s game against UMBC with a team-high 16 points on nine goals and seven assists.
He totaled four goals and two assists for six points in the season-opening win against Towson. This marked his fifth career hat trick and fourth career game with five or more points. At one point, he scored four consecutive Johns Hopkins goals and all six of his points came in the first half as the Blue Jays built an 11-2 halftime lead.
Marr added two assists in the game against North Carolina, two goals and three assists against Princeton and three goals at Syracuse. He will carry career totals of 47 goals and 30 assists for 77 points into the game against UMBC.

Tinney Notches 50th Career Goal: Senior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his 50th career goal against North Carolina and added one goal and a career-high four assists against Princeton. He matched that four-assist effort against Syracuse and now ranks second on the team in points (15) and first in assists (11). His recent efforts boost his career totals to 51 goals and 30 assists for 81 points.
The 2017 Second Team USILA All-American has started all 38 games in his career and also has 82 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.<>br>

Moreland Among National Leaders: Senior Hunter Moreland continued his recent roll with another strong effort against Syracuse as he won 17-of-26 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls to fuel the victory. A week earlier against Princeton, he was 20-of-25 with a career-high 14 ground balls to fuel a 16-9 victory. The 20 faceoff wins are also a career-high and he is the first Johns Hopkins player to win 20 or more faceoffs in a game since Drew Kennedy won 21 against Syracuse in 2014.
In his last four games, Moreland is now 69-of-98 (.704) with 36 ground balls (9.0/game). Moreland is now 76-of-18 (.644) on the year with 40 ground balls to his credit. He ranks ninth in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and seventh in ground balls per game (8.0).
With his recent surge, Moreland is 363-of-633 (.573) with 151 ground balls in his career. He ranks eighth in school history in career faceoff wins and faceoff attempts.

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