No. 10 Johns Hopkins scored nine goals in a row to pace the Blue Jays’ 15-8 win over No. 10 Virginia on Saturday afternoon, inside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The win gave Hopkins the Doyle Smith Cup for the third year in a row.
“I thought we were too tentative in the first half,” Virginia head coach Dom Starsia said. “Johns Hopkins had a lot to do with that. They are a big and strong defensive team, and it takes a lot of work during each one of your chances [on offense]. I thought they shot the ball well early and that was somewhat of the difference. Some of those unsettled goals and the goals off the faceoff kind of killed us and put us too far behind the eight ball. We showed some glimmer of something in the second half, but not a great deal of solace with that.”
Virginia trailed 2-1 after Mark Cockerton got the Wahoos on the board but it all fell apart soon after as Hopkins scored the next seven in a row to lead 9-1 at the half.
Cockerton tallied his eighth career hat trick and led UVa with four goals. Charlie Streep tallied his first multi-goal game of his Virginia career and goalie Rhody Heller saved a career-high 13 shots inside the cage.
Virginia returns to action on March 30 when No. 1 Maryland comes to Klöckner Stadium.