Penalties And Defensive Breakdowns Hurt UMBC Men’s Lacrosse As They Fall To Johns Hopkins, 16-10

March 09, 2010 |

For the first time this season the UMBC men’s lacrosse team played offense with some authority. They seemed loose, aggressive, and very together.

But the same thing cannot be said about the defense that boasts five seniors.

After a strong first half three quarters which the team was only trailing by three, they were outscored 6-1 in the fourth quarter with the help of three penalties, all of which Johns Hopkins scored on.

Brian McCullough, who only played 4:45 last season, replaced Adam Cohen and made his first career start in goal. He made eight saves in a very high pressure situation against Johns Hopkins, but still looked rattled against their high powered offense. With some more game experience he should be able to settle down a bit.

On offense, UMBC finally clicked. Junior midfielder Bobby Stockton recorded his second hat trick of the season, giving him 10 goals on the year.

Jamie Kimbles and Rob Grimm each netted two goals a piece while Kyle Wimer, Matt Latham, and Shane Ryzner each had one.