This past Saturday, the Hopkins men’s lacrosse team came through with a 17-7 win against Princeton University. The home game was well-attended by students and alumni, and the win brought the team to a 2-2 record for the season.
The first 19 minutes of the game were neck-and-neck with a 3-3 split until freshman attack Kyle Marr scored the first of a five-goal streak for the Blue Jays.
The Tigers took this opportunity to step in as Gavin McBride took a shot, upping the score to 8-4. By the fourth quarter, Hopkins players Derrick Kihembo, Kieran Eissler, Patrick Fraser and Wilkins Dismuke added a collective four goals to the score, equipping the Jays with an eight-point lead.
Princeton’s Austin Sims scored a single goal next, which was quickly responded to within 25 seconds by Blue Jay freshman Drew Supinski. Holden Cattoni and Dismuke rounded out the final quarter of the game, bringing Hopkins to a 10-point win over the Tigers.
The Blue Jays dominated faceoffs and ground balls throughout the game and, combined with multiple consecutive goal streaks, gave Hopkins a big home win for the fans who packed the Homewood Field.
The 10-point margin of victory is the largest Hopkins has had over Princeton since 1990.
Further, this victory is the first home game win against the Tigers since the Jays’ 14-5 win in 2004.
Hopkins currently stands at fifth in the Big Ten, with Rutgers in first, followed by Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan. The University of Maryland follows behind Hopkins.
The Blue Jays face Towson University in their next home match on March 12.