Wells Stanwick and Shack Stanwick each had four goals and two assists as unseeded Johns Hopkins upset second-seeded Syracuse, 16-15, in an NCAA Division I men's lacrosse quarterfinal yesterday in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Blue Jays (11-6) advanced to the national semifinals for the first time since 2008 and will face sixth-seeded Maryland. Top-seeded Notre Dame will play fourth-seeded Denver in the other semifinal.
"What a great game for the sport of lacrosse. It felt like old times -- Hopkins and Syracuse. This used to be the last game of the year and it played like one of those games," Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala said.
Kevin Rice, Nicky Galasso (West Islip), Dylan Donohue and Randy Staats each had three goals for Syracuse (13-3). Rice had four assists and Galasso and Donohue each had two.
Ryan Brown's 60th goal gave Hopkins a 16-12 lead with 1:46 left, but the Orange then scored three times in a 33-second span. Rice's extra-man goal with 23 seconds left made it a one-goal game.
"My hat is off to the Blue Jays. I thought they played an excellent game today," Syracuse coach John Desko said. "I'm proud of my players for coming back the way they did. A lot of teams would have looked up at the scoreboard and said the game was over. With 30 seconds to go, we still had a shot to tie it up."
Maryland 14, UNC 7: Bryan Cole had four goals for Maryland (14-3). Joey Sankey's three goals and an assist led third-seeded North Carolina (13-4).
Maryland 17, Northwestern 5: Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon each had four goals as top-seeded Maryland (19-1) beat eighth-seeded Northwestern (14-6) in a quarterfinal in College Park, Maryland. -- AP