Navy “Sings Second” Plus Other Scores
The 16th ranked Navy lacrosse team continued to impress with a 9-4 win over #10 Army in Annapolis. Navy (5-2, 3-2 in the PL) dominated most of the first three quarters but in the fourth Army (6-3, 4-2) fired 20 shots trying to mount a comeback. Senior goalie Spencer Rees had 9 of his 19 saves in that quarter to secure the win for the Midshipmen. Joe deLyra had three goals for Navy while James Flannery and Max Hewitt added two apiece. The Navy defense shutout Army’s leading scorer Brendan Nichtern who had over 60 points so far this season. Navy received a pregame speech from Patriots coach Bill Belichick who was presented the key to the city of Annapolis at halftime. Coach Belichick was born in the city and graduated from Annapolis High School. Navy closes the regular season with a trip to Lafayette next Saturday. The Mids have secured the third seed in the Patriot League tournament and will travel to Loyola on Tuesday May 4th. This week it was announced that the tournament would expand from four to six teams. In the original format Navy wouldn’t have qualified.
Speaking of Loyola they beat Lafayette 11-7 today. Evan James had two goals and three assists for the Hounds. Kevin Lindley added three goals. Loyola (6-5, 4-3 in PL) outshot the Leopards 36-25. The Greyhounds host Georgetown on Thursday evening to conclude the regular season.
In Towson, the Tigers lost 16-8 to #13 Delaware. The Blue Hens led 6-2 at the half and 12-4 after three quarters. Towson falls to 6-7 overall and 3-4 in the CAA. They are in a battle with Hofstra and UMASS for the third and fourth seed in the conference tournament. Next week 12th ranked Drexel comes to town. Towson probably needs to pull the upset to make the tournament since Hofstra plays Fairfield who is 0-7 in league play.
UMBC completed the sweep of 14th ranked Stony Brook with a 14-13 win in overtime. Ryan Frawley scored his fifth goal of the game with 28 seconds left in the first overtime period to get the win. The Retrievers are 7-2 overall and 6-2 in America East. They are tied for first with Stony Brook, a half game ahead of Vermont and Albany who play each other on Wednesday. UMBC has clinched a spot in the America East tournament and will close the regular season next Saturday at NJIT.