NCAA home win streak ends for Johns Hopkins
Justin Guterding had four goals and six assists as unseeded Duke handed No. 6 seed Johns Hopkins its first NCAA tournament home loss in 26 years with a 19-6 first-round victory Saturday in Baltimore.
The Bluejays had won 17 consecutive NCAA games at Homewood Field since an 11-8 loss to Syracuse in the 1991 quarterfinals.
Joey Manown added four goals and an assist for Duke (124), which advanced to a quarterfinal Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y., against the winner of Sunday’s match between No. 3 seed Ohio State and Loyola (Md.).
Kieran Eissler scored two goals for Johns Hopkins (8-7) . . . .
Bennett Drake scored five goals to lead No. 8 seed Albany to a 15-12 first-round win over defending champion North Carolina in Albany, N.Y.
The Great Danes (15-2) next will meet the winner of Sunday’s match between No. 1 seed Maryland and Bryant in a quarterfinal next Sunday in Newark, Del. The Tar Heels finished 8-8 . . . . Joe Seider had four goals and two assists to lead unseeded Towson to a 12-8 first-round win over No. 7 seed Penn State in University Park, Pa.
The Tigers (11-4) move on to a quarterfinal next Sunday in Newark, Del., against the winner of Sunday night’s match between No. 2 seed Syracuse and Yale.
The Nittany Lions finished their season 12-4 . . . .
Connor Cannizzaro, Austin French and Max Planning each had three goals and an assist to lead No. 5 seed Denver to a 17-10 firstround home win over Air Force.
The Pioneers improved to 12-3 and next will face either No. 4 seed Notre Dame or Marquette on Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y.
The Falcons finished 12-6.