Hopkins Defeats Navy in Season Opener

Johns Hopkins celebrated 15 goals in their opener against Navy (Photo / JHU Athletics)

BaltimoreJohns Hopkins took an early but important step in their annual bid for an NCAA berth when they defeated the 10th-ranked Navy Midshipmen, 15-8, on Tuesday night at Homewood Field. The game was the season opener for both squads.

Unseasonably warm weather in the low 60s greeted the teams and Navy responded in spring form with three scores to open the game. Colin Flounlacker, Ray Wardell, and Greyson Torain all scored for the Mids before Blue Jay attackman Wilkins Dismuke registered the first Hopkins goal of the season and the first of his three on the evening early in the second.

Hopkins midfielder Joel Tinney led all scorers with five points on two assists and three goals, including one following a “hidden-ball trick” that will be a fitting addition to Homewood’s lacrosse lore.

Navy freshman Ryan Kern began his career as the Mids’ goalkeeper with a dozen saves, while junior attackman Jack Ray started what is expected to be a prolific junior campaign with three points.

Both Hopkins and Navy continue their season with in-state games this weekend. The #8 Blue Jays host UMBC on Saturday, while Navy returns home to face #2 Maryland in Annapolis.