Sunday Night Lacrosse is a beautiful thing. Can you picture life without Sunday Night Lacrosse? I can’t. Thank you Uncle Jimmy.
It was a very entertaining game from start to finish, as neither team backed down in the first 30 minutes of play. Rutgers led by two at the break and maybe, just maybe, there was a chance that the Scarlet Knights.
That was not the case as the Blue Jays went on a 4-0 run that tilted momentum over to Hopkins. Patrick Fraser had a big night, as the senior scored two of his three goals during that run. Jules Heningburg tied things up at 10 with 13:14 left in the game, before both teams traded pairs of goals. With the shot clock running down late in the game, Shack Stanwick found Kyle Marr for the game-winner with 14 seconds left in the game, giving the Blue Jays their first Big ten win:
Cole Williams continued his big season with a pair of goals and four assists for the Blue Jays while Stanwick also tallied four dishes. Brock Turnbaugh made nine saves. The Scarlet Knights were led by Heningburg’s four goals and one assist, and Kiernan Mullins scored one goal to to along three assists. Goaltender Max Edelmann stopped 10 shots.
⭐️⭐️⭐️: Jules Heningburg, A, Rutgers - The alpha of Rutgers’ offense led the Scarlet Knights’ push on offense with four goals and one assist. Imagine what his role and stats would have been if Adam Charalambides didn’t suffer a second straight season-ending injury.
⭐️⭐️: Cole Williams, A, Johns Hopkins - Hopkins’ big sophomore continued his breakout season, registering a game-high six points. In a night where Kyle Marr was nonexistent until the final goal, Williams stepped up big.
⭐: Shack Stanwick, A, Johns Hopkins - He registered one fewer point than Williams, but he played a large role late, assisting on three of Johns Hopkins’ finals five goals, including the game-winner with the game clock and shot clock winding down. This Blue Jay team could be brewing something special down in Baltimore.