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Towson Athletics | February 9, 2019

Men’s lacrosse: Unranked Towson upsets in-state rival No. 7 Johns Hopkins

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TOWSON, Md. — Outscoring its opponent 8-0 in the second quarter and using a 13-1 run, the Towson University men's lacrosse team crushed No. 7 Johns Hopkins 17-8 in its season opener at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Down 4-2 after the first quarter, Towson scored nine consecutive goals to take the lead for good over its crosstown rival. The nine-goal win is the largest margin of victory for Towson over Johns Hopkins in the all-time series.

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Brendan Sunday notched a career-high six goals, adding two assists for eight points, adding three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Alex Woodall won 75% (21-for-28) of faceoffs with 17 ground balls and three points, and Tyler Canto earned the victory in goal with 10 saves and eight goals allowed.

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Sunday is the first Towson player to score six goals or more in a single game at home since 2004.

In all, eight different Tigers scored goals. Forry Smith led Johns Hopkins with two goals.

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The win for Towson marks their largest margin of victory ever against Johns Hopkins. It’s also the first time the Blue Jays have lost a season opener since Feb. 24, 2007, when it fell 8-7 to Albany. It’s the Blue Jays worst loss in a season opener since 1994, when Princeton beat them 20-11.

Next up for Towson is a game at another in-state foe, Mount St. Mary’s, on Friday at 3 p.m. Johns Hopkins will look to bounce back next Saturday at home against Loyola at 2 p.m.

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