Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/11
Kyle Wharton (Haverford School) had three goals and an assist as visiting Johns Hopkins routed Delaware, 18-5, tonight in a men’s lacrosse game involving two ranked teams.
The No. 9 Blue Jays improved to 2-0 while the No. 16 Blue Hens fell to 3-1.
Zach Palmer led Hopkins with four goals and three assists as JHU led 6-1 at halftime and then 14-3 after three periods. Wharton has hat tricks in each of the first two games.
Matt Dolente (Malvern Prep) won 7 of 13 face-offs for the Jays and defenseman Tucker Durkin (La Salle) anchored the defense and added a caused turnover.
Senior midfielder John Austin (at right) led Delaware with two goals while Eric Smith dished out two assists and Nick Elsmo, Anthony Ruiz, and Taylor Burns also tallied.
“We are very disappointed,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “I thought we prepared well and had a good game plan but we just didn’t execute. We lost some concentration at times tonight and missed out on some fundamentals, but it is still early in the year and we must learn from this. We needed better shot placement. Our guys took too many shots instead of finding the open man.”
While Delaware’s shooting was off, Johns Hopkins was right on as the Blue Jays netted 18 goals on just 38 shots, scoring eight goals on 12 shots in the third quarter alone. Delaware goalkeeper Noah Fossner made seven saves, including the 400th of his career, while Hopkins netminder Pierce Bassett set the tone early with several strong first quarter saves and finished the night with 11 stops.
Virginia 22, Mount St. Mary’s 6
John Haldy (Haverford School) had three groundballs and freshman Bobby Hill (Malvern Prep) came off the bench to contribute an assist and three groundballs as the No. 1 Cavaliers (2-0) coasted