No. 8 Men's Lacrosse Topped by No. 1 Johns Hopkins, 19-9
May 21, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. -- No. 1 seeded Johns Hopkins (14-0) proved to be too much for No. 8 UMass (13-3) this afternoon at Homewood Field in the NCAA quarterfinals, topping the Minutemen 19-9.
Senior Jeff Zywicki (Napean, Ontario) tallied two man-up goals to finish the season with 44 and added an assist, and ended his career with 146 points, 15th best in UMass history, while senior Gene Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) tallied a goal and dished two assists to end his career with 125 points. Senior Chris Doyle (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) found the back of the cage twice on the afternoon, wrapping up his career with 76 points.
The Blue Jay defense held Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist and the nation's fourth leading scorer, Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.) to just two goals on the afternoon.
Matt Rewkowski finished the game with 4 goals for the Blue Jays, while Kyle Harrison found the back of the cage twice and dished three assists.
Nine goals were scored in the final stanza, with tallies for UMass coming from Zywicki, Tundo, Doyle and Morris. The fourth quarter was the only period that UMass outshot the Blue Jays, holding a 15-7 shot advantage.
Hopkins finished the third quarter on a 4-0 run in the final 1:23 of the, giving the Blue Jays a 14-5 lead after three quarters of play. Goals from Rewkowski, Byrne, and two from Stephen Peyser would push the lead to eight. Morris bounced a shot between Blue Jays keeper Jesse Schwartzman's legs, 40 seconds later, to cut the lead to five. Zywicki notched his first goal of the game, UMass' third extra-man goal of the game, when he ripped his shot into the top right hand corner off a feed from Tundo. Rewkowski found the back of the cage for the second time on the afternoon after he received a terrific pass from Harrison, putting Hopkins up, 10-3. Peyser tallied his second goal of the game with 8:55 left in the quarter, when he was left all alone 12 yards out. UMass opened the scoring in the third quarter, as Doyle received a pass from Zywicki, at the 12:28 mark on an extra-man opportunity to end four answered goals from Hopkins.
Rewkowski found LeSueur with 1:11 left in the half for his second goal of the game, giving Hopkins a 8-2 lead heading into the locker room. Barrie notched his second tally of the game off a feed from Harrison, giving the Blue Jays a 7-2 lead at the 5:42 mark. Matt Rewkowski picked up a rebound from Schell's stick in mid air and found the back of the cage with 9:16 remaining in the half.
Kyle Barrie ended the scoring in the first quarter, tallying a goal with 10 seconds left on the clock to put the Blue Jays up, 5-2. Pat Larmon (Chesterfield, Mo.) answered back, bouncing a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net, to cut the lead to two. Harrison found Peter LeSueur behind the goal and LeSueur wrapped around the cage to push the lead to 4-1.
Brett Garber (Avon, Conn.) scored the first goal of the afternoon for the Minutemen on an extra-man opportunity off a feed from Ryan Connolly with 7:16 left in the quarter. After Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) saved a Jake Byrne shot, Greg Peyser picked up the groundball and found the back of the cage at the 8:57 mark to put Hopkins up, 3-0. Harrison tallied his second goal of the game when he fired the ball over Schell's left shoulder. Johns Hopkins jumped on the scoreboard first when senior Kyle Harrison found the back of the cage from 15 yards out. Senior Bill Schell made X10 saves on the afternoon, finishing his career with 547, fourth best in school history.
Seniors Aaron Paskalis (Gloucestor, Mass), Rich Guyre (Landing, N.J.), Matt Garcia (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Greg Scott (Westport, Conn.), Connolly, Doyle, Zywicki, Schell, and Tundo, led the Minutemen 13 wins on the season, tied for best in school history, and to it's 10th NCAA Quarterfinal.