Siena Lacrosse opens its 50th varsity season when the Saints face perennial national power No. 4/5 Johns Hopkins at Historic Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md. at 5 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and WatchESPN with Eamon McAnaney and Jamie Munro on the call.
The Last Meeting
No. 3 Johns Hopkins
February 25, 2012
No. 3 Johns Hopkins Outlasts Siena Lacrosse
Last season perennial national title contender Johns Hopkins toppled the Saints by a 10-goal margin in a one sided affair. A program on the rise, Siena showed Saturday that the gap between them and the nation's elite is quickly shrinking. Third ranked Johns Hopkins scored the game's final three goals, fending off a serious threat from Siena in a 9-5 final at historic Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
Fans can watch all the action televised on ESPNU or on their computer, smart phone, tablet and Xbox 360 through WatchESPN which can be accessed by clicking the watch link at the top of the page.
Siena and Johns Hopkins are meeting for the fifth straight February in Baltimore in what has become an annual tradition on ESPNU. The Blue Jays, which have been ranked in the top-10 for each meeting, have won all four games vs. the Saints.
But Siena, which has risen to national prominence over the past few years, has given Johns Hopkins all it can handle. In 2010 the fifth ranked Blue Jays survived Siena 8-7 and last year the Saints trailed 6-5 heading into the fourth quarter before the Blue Jays pulled out a 9-5 win.
Since the start of 2007, Siena has won 68 games trailing only Duke, Virginia, Cornell, Notre Dame and Syracuse and is two ahead of Johns Hopkins which has won 66. But the Saints are just 1-11 all-time against nationally ranked opponents and in search of a signature win tonight.
Saints fans can also read up more on today's matchup by clicking the game notes link, following the live stats and watching the 2013 Siena Lacrosse Preview Video all by clicking the links at the top of the page.