Navy Women’s Soccer Team Records 8th Consecutive Win; 5th Shut-Out

When Navy Midshipmen GK Sydney Fortson gets commissioned as an officer, the military should look at her hands and see what they are made of,  because for nearly a month, they have not a single ball enter her net.

On Saturday night, Fortson continued her consecutive game scoreless streak and Ash Farrow would hit a header into the net in the 85th minute, as Navy (12-3-0; 5-0-0 Patriot League) recorded their eighth victory in a row and more impressive, their fifth consecutive shutout as they defeated Boston University (5-6-3; 1-1-1 Patriot League).  Fortson has now gone 498:07 of game time since the last time she allowed a ball to get past her nearly a month ago.

In the six shutouts in a row, she has only faced a total of 19 shots on goal, with the most being five and that was from Boston.  Three from Lehigh, two from American, three from Loyola, Maryland, three from Howard and three from Howard.

It’s getting difficult to keep coming up with new ways of saying how amazing both this winning streak is but the scoreless minutes streak.  But if they keep winning and recording shutouts, I’ll keep on writing the same praise over and over again!

The regular season in the Patriot League is almost over for Navy. They only have four more league games before the Patriot League Tournament will take place starting on Halloween.  Navy will go for it’s ninth consecutive victory when the Midshipmen travel up to West Point, NY to take on the Army Black Knights (3-9-1; 1-4-0 Patriot League) on Friday, October 13th (Oh, whoa!! … Halloween … Friday the 13th … I’m noticing a pattern here). Game time is 7 pm. Maybe Fortson will don a hockey mask because that’s how menacing she’s been of lately.

Erick Seltzer

Former US Navy journalist. Was responsible for bringing the first-ever sports page/section to the base newspaper at Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it.

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