Towson tries to snap long losing streak to Johns Hopkins Saturday

February 14, 2014 | WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Towson Lacrosse (1-0) travels down Charles Street to face No. 11 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 4 p.m. on Homewood Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Blue Jays have a commanding 38-3 lead in the all-time series, which began in 1976 with a 15-8 JHU win at Towson. Towson’s last victory came in 1996, a 13-12 decision at Homewood Field. Hopkins has won the last 18 straight.

Senior Thomas DeNapoli recorded the 11th hat trick of his career with a four-goal, one-assist performance in the Tigers’ season-opening win over High Point, 11-8. Freshman Joe Seider earned Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week honors after he posted his first career hat trick (three goals, one assist) in his collegiate debut – his 19th birthday. Senior Max Siskind was the other Tiger to post multiple goals – his first multi-goal game of his career – with his two goals; his first tally was an EMO goal.

The No. 11 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays ground out a 10-9 triple overtime victory over No. 14 Ohio State on Feb. 8. Eight different players scored for Hopkins; two had multi-goal games (Ryan Brown (2g, 1a) and Brandon Benn (2g, 1a)). Wells Stanwick had one goal and five assists. Eric Schneider played the entire game in goal, allowing nine goals and making 13 saves.