Johns Hopkins pulled off an impressive hidden-ball trick during Sunday's NCAA tournament game against Virginia.
Already leading 11–1 in the second quarter, attackman Wells Stanwick swept down the life side of the field and exchanged the ball with fellow attackman Ryan Brown. Yet as Stanwick continued moving down the left side of the field, Virginia's defense kept tracking him. Stanwick pulled a nice fake-exchange with another teammate, midfielder John Crawley, and by then the Cavaliers were confused.
It turns out the first exchange to Brown was the only one that actually happened. He worked the ball over to the right side of the field while confusion ensued, and when the ball finally got to Shack Stanwick, he was wide open in front of the goal—without the goaltender even paying attention.
Wells Stanwick also scored a highlight reel goal earlier in the game, driving hard to net and putting it home while falling down backwards.
Hopkins routed UVa, 19–7, and will face Syracuse in the quarterfinals.
- Mike Fiammetta
This story has been updated to include the correct final score of Johns Hopkins' victory.