Ohio State, Johns Hopkins erupt into big lacrosse brawl

May 4 (UPI) — A big fight involving many players from both teams erupted in the fourth quarter of Johns Hopkins’ 6-5 win against Ohio State in a Big Ten semifinal matchup.

The scuffle erupted with about 9:13 remaining in the game Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Johns Hopkins goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh was running down the right flank — in front of the Ohio State bench — during the play. Buckeyes senior Colin Chell pushed Turnbaugh in the back, forcing him to the ground.

Players from both teams surrounded the downed Turnbaugh, before getting into a shoving match. Ohio State’s Christian Feliziani and Johns Hopkins’ Daniel Jones were ejected from the bout. If a player is ejected from a game, they are also suspended for the following game.

The Buckeyes led early, getting a first quarter goal from Tre Leclaire. Jack Jasinki gave Ohio State a 2-0 lead with a score at the start of the second frame.

Kyle Marr cut into the deficit with a goal two minutes later. The Buckeyes got another score from Jackson Reid, before Joel Tinney netted one for the Blue Jays. Marr tied the score at 4-4 at the start of the third quarter with another goal for Johns Hopkins. Reid tallied the Buckeyes’ lone goal of the final quarter. Marr tied the game at 5-5 with 7:52 remaining in the game.

Then can Alex Concannon’s game-winner. The junior midfielder caught a deflected ball with his stick before going to his left and lacing a shot past Buckeyes goaltender Josh Kirson with just 11.3 seconds remaining.

Johns Hopkins battles Maryland at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Big Ten championship.

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