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Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Fall in Big Ten opener to Nationally Ranked Johns Hopkins



Rutgers Lacrosse and Johns Hopkins Lacrosse celebrated milestones as they took the field in Baltimore on the weekend.

For the first time in the storied Big Ten, a conference lacrosse game was being played.  Johns Hopkins joined the Big Ten for lacrosse as an affiliated member after over 100 years as an independent.

For the fourth time this season, RU took on a top 25 team and for the fourth time, the Knights came up on the short end.

However, Rutgers came up with a pretty good effort allowing just 9 goals and managing 7 of their own again proving it had the man-power to play with a top team.

The Knights played  a solid first quarter and found themselves on equal footing with the Blue Jays, 2-2.

Jules Heningburg scored just 12 seconds into the game; Rutgers’ fastest goal this season.

JHU scored a pair to go up a goal, but the Knights responded when Scott Bieda found the twine to get RU even before the end of the frame.

The Second quarter belonged to the nationally ranked Blue Jays as they outpaced RU 4-1 in the frame and took a comanding 6-3 advantage into the half.

Rutgers however would bounce back in period 3.  The Knights pitched a shutout and scored four goals of their own and were leading 7-6 going into the final quarter of the game.

However, John’s Hopkins proved why they are a top 25 team, shutting down the Knights while scoring 3 to close the game 9-7.

Kris Alleyne started in net for Rutgers and was quite good stopping 12 shots of the 21 JHU put on target.

Rutgers managed 18 shots on goal of their own while John’s Hopkins Eric Schneider came up with 11 saves to hold RU to just 7 goals.

Rutgers will look to bounce back against Michigan in a game in Ann Arbor on April 5th.

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