No. 15 John Carroll, winner of the last two MIAA B Conference lacrosse championships, opened its quest for a three-peat, Tuesday, with a 16-7 win over Saints Peter & Paul in the league opener for both teams.

Jake Krieger paced the Patriots (5-5 overall) with five goals.

The Patriots raced out to a 10-3 halftime lead. Jacob Lotz and Justin Geichel split time in goal for John Carroll and both recorded four saves.