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Brown scored six as Hopkins beats Navy in 2OT

Johns Hopkins won their season-opener on the road by outlasting Navy and scoring the game-winner n double overtime.

Johns Hopkins won their season-opener on the road by outlasting Navy and scoring the game-winner n double overtime.

Ryan Brown was unstoppable, but Shack Stanwick got the game-winning goal in double overtime as the No. 5 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays beat the No. 18 Navy Midshipmen, 12-11.

Nothing was conventional Johns Hopkins and Navy’s early season men’s lacrosse game in Annapolis. It was on a Tuesday night and there was snow on the ground, and the game was played in near freezing 35-degree weather. Johns Hopkins was out-shot in the game, turned the ball over more and Navy scooped up more ground balls, but the Blue Jays won their season opener.

Brown scored six goals to lead Johns Hopkins to the victory and was one of six Blue Jays to score in the game.

John Crawley opened scoring for the Blue Jays with back-to-back goals within the first six minutes to give Johns Hopkins a 2-0 lead. Just 15 seconds after Crawley’s second goal, Craig Madarasz scored to make it a three-goal lead.

Navy finally got on the board when Patrick Keena found Kevin Wendel to take advantage of the EMP created by a one-minute cross-check committed by Johns Hopkins’ Joe Carlini. And after winning the ensuing face-off, Matt Rees hit Keena up the field and the senior scored his fourth goal of the year.

But Brown took a feed from Shack Stanwick to double-up on Navy and then scored again early in the second quarter to push Johns Hopkins further ahead.

With 8:12 remaining in the second quarter Reed scored his first goal of the season to cut into the Blue Jays lead and nearly four-minutes later Wendel scored his second goal of the game to make it just a 5-4 game, but John Hopkins would not let the Midshipmen to tie the game.

Drew Supinski netted a goal just before halftime to put the Blue Jays up by two goals at the break. Then, early in the third quarter John Trainor was called for a one-minute cross checking penalty and Brown took advantage as he took a pass from Stanwick and scored to put the Blue Jays up by three goals.

Navy did not stop fighting, though. In the late third and early fourth quarter, they scored three-straight goal to tie the game. Greyson Torain took a feed from Spencer Coyle and scored with 5:15 remaining in the third quarter. Then Jack Ray netted his first goal of three goals in the game with 2:45 remaining to cut JHU’s lead to just one.

Navy carried their momentum into the fourth quarter as Torain netted a second goal just two minutes into the frame. That tied the game for Nvy, however, Brown picked things up even more in the fourth quarter, netting half of his goals. His first one in the fourth quarter was off a feed from Supinski, one of the top-ranked freshman in the national who the Blue Jays will need to play big for them with the loss to veteran Connor Reed to an injury just before the season started.

Keena was able to tie the game after dodge fr a goal just a minutes later, but Brown got an assist when he found Holden Cattoni to re-gain the lead for his team. Stanwick then connected with Brown for a second time in the game as JHU went ahead by two goals with 6:19 remaining on an EMO following an unnecessary roughness call on Rees.

That sixth goal by Brown seemed like the nail in the coffin, but Navy had time, remained patient and Ray completed a ht trick off a feed from Wendel. Then, with 27 seconds remaining Wendel found Casey Rees for the game-tying goal to force overtime.

Neither team could break through in the first four-minute session, but another unnecessary roughness call on Reed late in the first overtime period carried over into the second one and Stanwick made them pay as he took a pass from Crawley for his first goal of the season.

While Brown finished with seven points, Stanwick has carried the success of his freshman season into his sophomore year and finished with a goal and three assists in the owner. Crawley has three points with two goals and a helper.

Navy was led by Ray, who has three goals, while Keena, Torain and Wendel all has two scores.

The Blue Jays will remain on the road, but will stay close to home when they play at UMBC on Saturday at 1 pm. Navy will travel for the first time this season but will also won’t travel far as they go to Maryland on Saturday for a 1 pm game.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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