May 5, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -
No. 10/8 Johns Hopkins used an explosive second half to power past visiting Army, 13-6, Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Homewood Field. The Black Knights trailed by a single goal, 4-3, at halftime but the Blue Jays used possession and efficient scoring to come up with the victory.
Army's season ends with a 7-8 record, while nationally ranked Hopkins will likely learn of its at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament during tomorrow night's selection show.
"It became a game of possessions in the second half," said head coach Joe Alberici, who wrapped up his seventh season at the helm on Saturday. "It had little to do with what we did, they were just so dominant in possessing the ball. They are a fantastic team and showed that again today.
"Obviously our guys are disappointed," he continued. "We didn't come in here today looking for a moral victory."
Junior midfielder Alex Van Krevel and senior tri-captain Devin Lynch paced Army with two goals each. Junior attackman Garrett Thul tallied his 39th goal of the season and extended his goal-scoring streak to 39 games. Senior attackman Conor Hayes finished with two point (1G, 1A) in his final game as a Black Knight. Freshman middie John Glesener also chipped in with an assist.
A complete game recap will be available shortly.