|Date/Time||Box score||Recap/Video Highlight|
|Feb. 9, 2016. 7:00 P.M.||#5 Johns Hopkins 12 vs. #18 Navy 11 (2OT)||Johns Hopkins Highlight video|
All rankings based off the BOSSES' preseason poll (USILA).
Hopkins post-game press conference.
Recap: Campus Insiders recap from Tuesday's matchup.
Beasts of the day:
- Ryan Brown, JHU: Your favorite hitter's favorite hitter, had a monster game with 6 goals. Hop was a bit stagnant on offense, but luckily the Jays had Brown there to carry the team during lulls on the offensive end. Brown once again demonstrated why he is the best shooter in the game, single-handedly scoring half of Hop's goals.
- John Connors, Navy: While Connors had 12 goals allowed compared to 10 saves, I actually thought he played a very good game. He had several amazing stops throughout the evening, including a couple in the first OT that really defied reason. Connors had 3 saves in the 3rd and held Hop to only one bucket that quarter. His solid play in goal helped to keep Navy in the game in the second half and throughout both overtime periods.
- Navy Defense: Were it not for Ryan's big game, Navy would probably be going home with a major victory right now. Holding a Hopkins offense (even one that had many new faces starting) to only 5 non-Ryan Brown goals in regulation is quite impressive. Hats off to the Navy coaches as well for a really good game plan.
- Austin Spencer: Austin had a great game in his first game in a Hopkins uniform. The UMass transfer picked up 4 GBs on the night and was frequently in the right place at the right time. Austin should get even better as he gets more experience with his new teammates.
- Brock Turnbaugh, JHU: Big night for the sophomore in his first start. Brock turned away 13 shots and was a steady presence in goal even after Navy tied it up and took it to overtime.
- The beat in that Hopkins highlight reel.
- Jack Ray, Navy: Ray bagged a hat-trick on the day and scored a crucial goal in the 4th quarter when Hop was on a 2 goal run to take an 11-9 lead. Ray scored all three of his goals in the second half and each one either tied the game for Navy or stopped a Hopkins run.
- Crag Madarasz, JHU: Shout out to the senior for a quality day at the face-off. Craig was able to win 14/24 and helped to neutralize Navy's excellent face-off man, Brady Dove. Craig was a big reason why Navy didn't run away with this one on a night when the offense wasn't clicking.
- Kevin Wendel, Navy: Big night for Wendel as he went home with 2 goals and 2 assists. Kevin has a great sense of timing, as his two assists came with under 3:30 to play and Navy down 2 goals. His last helper to Casey Rees with only 27 seconds left helped send the game into overtime.
- Shack Stanwick: Awesome night for Shack. Stanwick quietly, but effectively came away with 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) on the evening. Though he was held without a goal for all of regulation, his OT winner was definitely a thing of beauty.
Did we miss anything/anyone? Let us know in the comments!