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Johns Hopkins-Ohio State Men's Lacrosse Notes

<b>Robert Kuhn</b> and the Blue Jays host Ohio State on Saturday at 12 pm.
Robert Kuhn and the Blue Jays host Ohio State on Saturday at 12 pm.
April 5, 2018

Johns Hopkins-Ohio State Game Information
Game Date/Time April 7, 2018 / 12 pm
Location Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
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When Last We Saw Them:
Johns Hopkins (7-2, 1-0 B1G) picked up its sixth straight win on Sunday, April 1 as the Blue Jays erased a three-goal third quarter deficit to knock off then 10th-ranked Rutgers 13-12.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked sixth in this week's USILA Coaches Poll and sixth in the Maverik Media Poll as well. Ohio State is not ranked in either poll, although the Buckeyes are receiving votes in the USILA Poll.

Series History: This week's game between Johns Hopkins and Ohio State will be the 11th in a series that dates to a 17-8 Johns Hopkins victory in 1999. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 7-3 with two of Ohio State's three wins coming last season.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week's game against Ohio State with an all-time record of 978-331-15 (.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 70-45 (.609). That's the eighth-highest opponent winning percentage in the nation.
• The Blue Jays' four remaining opponents currently boast a combined record of 27-12 (.692) - that's the third-highest opponent winning percentage among a team's remaining games.
• 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.

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).

Comeback Kids: Johns Hopkins erased a 9-2 halftime deficit with a 13-4 second-half surge to knock off Virginia, 15-13, on March 24.

There is no record of Johns Hopkins previously overcoming a seven-goal deficit to win a game (this is not to say it hasn't happened, but there are no records indicating such a comeback).

Johns Hopkins had twice overcome a six-goal deficit to win a game under head coach Dave Pietramala (@ Syracuse-2005, vs. Virginia-2017). Prior to those two six-goal rallies, the Blue Jays had knocked off Princeton, 12-11, in the 1999 season opener after trailing 9-3.

The Blue Jays did erase a 7-0 deficit against Princeton in 2015 and led the Tigers 15-13 before falling 16-15 in overtime.

So, in the last 20 years, the Blue Jays have three rallies from six-goal deficits to win and, now, one from a seven-goal hole.

More Comebacks: Johns Hopkins has erased at least a three-goal deficit in each of its last three victories. The Blue Jays trailed 4-1 against Delaware, 9-2 at Virginia and trailed at Rutgers as late as 9-6 in the third quarter before rallying for a 13-12 victory.

Late-Game Heroics: Kyle Marr scored the game-winning goal in the 13-12 win at Rutgers with 14 seconds remaining in regulation. Prior to this, it was nearly seven years to the day since JHU had last scored a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to win a game and more than eight years since the Jays had scored in the final minute to win. In fact, in the last 15+ seasons (2003-2018), JHU has scored the game-winning goal in the final two mintues of regulation just four time. Below is a list of those four instance:

B1G Offense: The 195 goals and 12.2 goals per game Johns Hopkins has averaged in its 16 all-time Big Ten regular season games are the most in league history.

Pietramala Sixth in Wins Among Active Coaches: Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala enters this week's game ranked sixth among active Division I coaches in career victories with 215.
Pietramala's overall record now stands at 215-95 (.694) and his record at Johns Hopkins is 192-78 (.711). Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins has converted on 11-of-30 (.367) extra-man chances on the year and the Blue Jays are ranked 26th nationally in extra-man offense.

More Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins led the nation and set a school record for extra-man percentage by converting on 26-of-43 (.605) EMO chances last season. The Blue Jays' 60.5% conversion rate last season is the fourth-best in NCAA history.

More Extra: The 2018 season is the 12th for Bobby Benson as the Blue Jays' offensive coordinator. Since he took over, the Johns Hopkins extra-man offense has converted on 40% or more of its EMO chances eight times in 11 seasons, including each of the last six. Johns Hopkins has finished in the top 10 in the nation in extra-man offense four times in the last six years and in the top 12 in each of those six seasons.

Since 2007, Benson's first year as Hopkins' offensive coordinator, Johns Hopkins is 277-of-634 (.437) on extra-man chances.

13+: Johns Hopkins has scored 13 or more goals in each of the last six games. This is the longest such streak for JHU since late in the 2015 season, when the Blue Jays reached the mark in six straight as well. The last time Johns Hopkins scored 13+ in seven straight games was late in the 2003 season, when the Blue Jays actually scored 14+ in seven consecutive games.

Opponent Droughts: The Johns Hopkins defense held UMBC scoreless for a stretch of 38:05 from late in the first quarter through the middle of the fourth. That's the longest JHU has held an opponent scoreless since the Jays held Mount St. Mary's off the board for a run of 44:56 on April 14, 2014.

More Droughts: In the last five games (wins over Syracuse, UMBC, Delaware, Virginia, Rutgers), the Blue Jay defense has held the opposition scoreless for stretches of 38:05 (UMBC), 16:03 (Delaware), 15:50 (SU), 14:33 (Delaware), 14:00 (UVA), 13:01 (SU), 13:00 (UVA), 10:42 (RU) and 9:02 (SU). That's a stretch of at least nine minutes nine times in five games.

Second-Half Surge: The Blue Jays continued their recent second-half roll last Sunday at Rutgers as JHU outscored the Scarlet Knights 9-6 after intermission.
That effort came one week after Johns Hopkins outscored Virginia 13-4 after halftime to secure a 15-13 come-from-behind victory against the Cavaliers.
The second-half run at RU is nothing new for the Blue Jays, who have outscored the opposition 62-27 after halftime during their six-game winning streak. JHU has scored at least nine goals in the second half in each of its last six games.

That's a Record: Senior Shack Stanwick broke the Johns Hopkins record for most consecutive games with a point as he had one goal and four assists at Rutgers to extend his point-scoring streak to 57 games. He had previously shared the record of 56 games with Terry Riordan (1992-95).

Hitting the Century Mark: With four assists at Rutgers, senior Shack Stanwick pushed his career total to 103 helps. He becomes just the seventh player in school history to reach 100 career assists and his 103 are tied for sixth in school history.

Stanwick Among Career Leaders: With 88 goals and 103 assists for 191 points to his credit, senior attackman Shack Stanwick enters this week's game tied for sixth in school history in assists, 13th in school history in points and 28th in goals.

90-100: Shack Stanwick needs two goals to become the third player in school history to record 90 or more goals and 100 or more assists. Only Jack Thomas (103g, 121a from 1972-74) and Richie Hirsch (101g, 103a from 1974-77) have turned that trick in JHU history.

Williams Banks Career High, Tied for Second in Scoring: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams totaled two goals and a career-high four assists in the 13-12 win at Rutgers for a personal best six points. He had never previously recorded more than one assist in a game and he earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors and a spot on the USILA Team of the Week for his efforts.
Williams currently leads the team in goals (21), is tied for second in points (29) and ranks fourth in assists (8). He has totaled at least two goals and three points in seven straight games with four hat tricks during that time.

DeSimone Fourth in Goals, Fifth in Points: Freshman Connor DeSimone is quietly putting together a strong rookie campaign as a member of the Blue Jays' first midfield. He scored twice in the second half of the 13-12 win at Rutgers to push his season total to 13 goals and he now ranks fourth on the team in goals and fifth in points (13).
All 13 of DeSimone's goals have come in the last seven games with hat tricks against Syracuse and Virginia and two-goal efforts against Princeton, UMBC and Rutgers highlighting his season thus far.

Marr Tied for Second in Scoring: Junior attackman Kyle Marr scored the highlight reel game-winner with 14 seconds left in Johns Hopkins' 13-12 win at Rutgers on Sunday to push his season totals to 19 goals and 10 assists for 29 points. He is second on the team in goals, tied for second in points and third in assists. Marr has seven multi-point, six multi-goal and four multi-assist games on the year and has four games with five or more points to his credit. He will carry career totals of 57 goals and 33 assists for 90 points into the game against Ohio State.

Tinney Closing on 100: Senior midfielder Joel Tinney enters this week's game against Ohio State just five points shy of 100 for his career as he has 57 goals and 38 assists to his credit.

After a one-goal, one-assist showing at Rutgers last week, Tinney has six consecutive multi-point games to his credit and seven multi-point games on the year. He also has five multi-assist games and three multi-goal games and is tied for second on the team in points (29), ranks second in assists (19) and is fifth in goals (10).

The 2017 Second Team USILA All-American has started all 42 games in his career and also has 88 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers.

Moreland Among National Leaders: Senior Hunter Moreland enters this week's game against Ohio State ranked ninth in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.634) and ground balls per game (7.89). He is 135-of-213 (.634) at the dot with a team-high 71 ground balls. His 71 GBs are already the most by a Johns Hopkins player since Drew Kennedy had 132 in 2014.

In his last eight games, Moreland is now 128-of-193 (.663) with 67 ground balls (8.4/game).

With his recent surge, Moreland is 422-of-728 (.580) with 182 ground balls in his career. He ranks sixth in school history in career faceoff wins and faceoff attempts.

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