Johns Hopkins defeated Maryland, 13-10, to capture the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament championship on Saturday night.
Maryland had won the previous matchup between the teams last week, but only barely. The No. 2 Terps outlasted the No. 7. Blue Jays in three overtimes last Saturday, but Hopkins was the superior squad this time around.
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For the past two seasons, Johns Hopkins has made the Big Ten Tournament semifinal and lost. In 2017, Maryland won both the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament.
This season, Maryland entered the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 2 team in the country and Johns Hopkins is No. 7. The Terrapins won the only matchup between the two teams in the regular season as they met in the last game leading up to the Big Ten Tournament. Maryland won that contest 8-7 in triple overtime.
Maryland is 12-2 overall this season and its two losses came from Ohio State (12-10) and Albany (11-10). The Terrapins are led by Connor Kelly, who has scored 38 goals this season. Right behind Kelly are Jared Bernhardt and Logan Wisnauskas with 33 and 31 goals, respectively.
In net, Dan Morris has started all 14 games and is averaging 8.57 goals allowed per game. Morris has recorded 146 saves.
For Johns Hopkins, the Blue Jays are 10-4 this season. The team lost two of its final three regular season games going into the Big Ten Tournament.
Johns Hopkins is led in scoring by Kyle Marr, who has 31 goals this season. Cole Williams has scored 28 and six other members have scored at least 10. For the Terrapins, only five members have scored at least 10 goals this season.
The Blue Jays have had one goalkeeper start each game this season as well, as Brock Turnbaugh has made 140 saves and is allowing an average of 9.24 goals per game. By period, Johns Hopkins has been outscored by its opponents in terms of total goals in the first period, but the Blue Jays outscore their opponents in the second, third and fourth periods.
Maryland’s differential gets worse as the game goes on, as its best differential comes in the first period, and in the fourth, the Terrapins have scored 34 goals this season compared to their opponents’ 34.