Syracuse erupts for six goals in fourth quarter to bury Johns Hopkins

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Syracuse faces off at the X. Mandatory Photo Credit: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online.

Jacob Buttermore scored three goals, Jamie Trimboli added two goals and an assist, and Syracuse outscored Johns Hopkins 6-1 in the fourth quarter in a 14-10 win on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

The Orange had to overcome an early 5-1 deficit, with Blue Jays attackman Alex Concannon scoring two early goals. Jack Keogh’s goal with 3:27 to go in the opening quarter put Johns Hopkins up four, but Syracuse responded immediately with goals from Brendan Curry and Bradley Voigt to close the first quarter down 5-3.

The two teams played each other to a stalemate through the next two quarters, with the Orange trailing by one heading into the fourth. SU completely dominated from there, with Trimboli scoring the equalizer with 11:35 to go.

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Buttermore followed a minute later to give the Orange its first lead of the afternoon. David Lipka capped a 4-0 run with 8:28 to go after a groundball pick up from Nate Solomon, and Syracuse was in control from there.

SU goalie Drake Porter collected 13 saves, including eight in the third quarter, to lead a defense that allowed just five goals in the last three quarters. The Orange outshot Johns Hopkins 32-23 and dominated at the X, winning 17 of 28 faceoffs.

Kyle Marr and Joey Epstein each had a pair of goals for the Blue Jays.

Syracuse returns to action on Saturday against Rutgers at 1 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.

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