Feb. 22, 2014
Site: Baltimore, Md. (Homewood Field)
Score: #8 Johns Hopkins 14, Michigan 5
Records: U-M (2-2), JHU (3-0)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March. 1-- vs. Cornell (Oosterbaan Field House), 1 p.m.
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell on the road to future Big Ten opponent No. 8 Johns Hopkins by a 14-5 count Saturday (Feb. 22) at JHU's Homewood Field. U-M had goals from five different scorers, while sophomore Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) was 8-of-14 at the faceoff dot against one NCAA's top faceoff men in Drew Kennedy and went 14-of-23 on opportunities overall. As a team, Michigan outshot Johns Hopkins, 41-36, and held the ground ball advantage at 36-31.
Michigan (2-2) had to play catch-up the entire contest, trailing 6-0 after the first quarter. Senior Doug Bryant (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) put U-M on the board at 9:21 of the second, as he took a hands-free, left-hand rip from eight yards out for his fourth score of the season.
Johns Hopkins (3-0) outscored the Wolverines 4-2 in the third quarter and stretched the lead to 12-1 before junior David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) netted an extra-man score with a stickside low-to-high shot at 5:38 to bring the tally to 12-2. Following a Hopkins goal from Craig Madarasz, sophomore Riley Kennedy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) scored his first goal of the season on a feed from X from Peter Kraus (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) to bring the score to 13-3 after three quarters of action.
U-M rattled off consecutive goals for the first time in the game, as sophomore David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) cut the Hopkins lead to 13-4 with a hands-free righthanded rip from 10 yards out, beating Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider for his first marker of the season.
Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) scored the last goal of the contest for the Wolverines at the 4:21 mark of the fourth on a loose-ball pickup and lower-right finish to bring the tally to the final score of 14-5.
Freshman Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) went the distance in goal for the Wolverines, making seven saves and collecting a pair of ground balls.
Lott lead the team in ground balls with nine, while freshman Andrew Hatton (Westport, Conn./Fairfield Prep) and Dakota Sherman (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) caused two turnovers apiece.
Holden Cattoni, Rob Guida and Brandon Benn led JHU in goals with two apiece, while Wells Stanwick added three assists. Goalie Eric Schenider played all but five minutes, making 19 saves.
U-M returns home for a March 1 contest against the No. 19 Cornell Big Red. The contest will take place inside Oosterbaan Field House. a venue where the Wolverines are 1-0 this season. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.
N O T E S
• The start for freshman close defender Andrew Hatton was the first of his career.
• U-M has outshot its opponents in three of four contests this season.
• U-M was penalized a season-low one time in the game (Ian King, 1 minute slash).
• Will Meter and Andrew Mosko made their season debuts for the Wolverines.
• Michigan falls to 0-2 all-time at Homewood Field.
Contact: Scott Kemps