Navy has started the season 2-2. They are one game behind schedule after a road matchup at Maryland last weekend that has been postponed.
The Mids opened Patriot League play this weekend, on the road against #19 Lehigh. It was a close fought battle for 75 percent of the contest, including a tie at the half. A strong 4th quarter for the Mountain Hawks put the league opener out of reach for the Midshipmen.
Navy Junior Tyler Perrenten led the Mids with 3 goals and an equal number of ground balls; Junior Christian Daniel scored 1 goal, delivered 1 assist, and 3 ground balls. Lehigh players Andrew Eichelberger scored 4 goals, and Christain Mule added 4 points of his own with 3 goals and an assist.
Navy’s next game will be at home this Saturday when they play host to Colgate.
#16 Navy came up short last Saturday while playing host to Villanova; a loss head coach Cindy Timchal attributed to Nova playing “inspired lacrosse” and Navy “(coming) out a little flat, but there is really no excuse.”
There were some silver linings in the contest, as Youngster Abbi Young delivered a career high performance with 16 saves in the contest. Young continues to build on her promising career in her first season as Navy’s primary between the pipes. She is delivering an average of double digit saves in each of her appearances. Navy Super Star Kelly Larkin was kept relatively quiet with 1 goal and 2 assists, while Senior Kayla Harris and Sophmore Reagan Roelofs delivered 2 goals a piece.
The Mids are now 2-2 on the season and have a big matchup on Wednesday in College Park against Maryland.
The Black Knights came up short in a huge road matchup against #5 Syracuse last Sunday. Army appeared to be in control throughout the contest carrying the lead into the 4th quarter. The Black Knights did not give up the lead until just under six minutes remaining in the contest. Cuse’ would mount a comeback behind a 5 goal effort from Jamie Trimboli.
Army Sophmore Brendan Nichtern delivered 2 goals with 2 assists, and Miles Silva added 2 goals of his own. But Keeper Wyatt Schupler was the real hero, with 16 saves on the day. The offense slowing down late squandered his huge day.
Army quickly bounced back and defeated Holy Cross to open Patriot league play yesterday. The first quarter was close, but the Black Knights ultimately ran away with it, holding the Crusaders scoreless in the second and third frames. Wyatt Schupler had another huge day giving up three goals in as many frames; he got the rest of the game off. Meanwhile Nichtern had a huge day too, with seven points through 3 goals and 4 assists. Three more Black Knights: Sean O’Brien, Bobby Abshire, and Gunner Phillip added 2 goals apiece.
Army will be back in action on Tuesday, hoping to continue another winning streak when they host Binghamton.
Army has continued their dominant season over the last week, extending their win streak to six, and remain undefeated on the year. The Black Knights are averaging 16 goals a game, while allowing just 7.2 goals to their opponents.
Army traveled to Connecticut to take on Hartford, and everyone got involved in 20-5 thrashing. 15 different players scored in the lopsided contest that was never in question.
The Black Knights followed up W with another road win over Monmouth a few days later. Junior Cameron Manner led Army with 4 goals in the contest, but it was the 14 save effort by Maddie Burns that sealed the victory.
Army has given up double-digit goals in just one contest and that was against Siena in their sixth contest of the season. Big contributors for Army in the victory included Samantha Stewart with 5 goals; while Caroline Raymond and Julia Franzoni added 3 a piece as well.
Army will travel to Greenville to face the Pirates of ECU this weekend, where they looks to make it 7 in a row.
The Flacons have had a season of ups and downs. After shocking the world by defeating #5 Duke in Durham, Air Force lost to #9 Denver at home. They followed those up by going back and forth with two wins, and another lost sandwiched in between, putting them at 3-2 on the season. Three of the Falcons five games have been decided by just one goal.
They faced arguably their toughest opponent of the season yesterday when they traveled to Charlottesville to take on #6 Virginia.
The Falcons played from behind throughout the contest, falling behind 8-3 by halftime, with that lead getting extended to 12-3 after the third. They would ultimately fall 15-5 to the Cavaliers. They were led by senior Trey Lervick who added a pair of goals, and a solid performance from junior goalkeeper Braden Host who had 12 saves on the afternoon.
Air Force falls to 3-3 on the season and will welcome Canisius to Colorado Springs next Sunday.