On Wednesday night, the Navy Midshipmen Women’s Soccer (10-3-0, 3-0-0 Patriot League) blanked American University (1-10-0, 0-3-0 PL) 2-0, to win their sixth consecutive game and their third consecutive shutout.
In a game that saw Navy dominate from first whistle to last whistle, American actually played great defense in the first half. Eagles GK Ryleigh Brown recorded six saves while her counterpart, Midshipmen GK Sydney Fortson had two saves.
Like in the past few games, the offense showed up in the second half. It started in the 53rd minute, when F Ash Farrow dribbled the ball past Brown for her sixth goal of the season and gave Navy a 1-0 lead.
Fifteen minutes later, in the 68th minute, M Nat Dzhandzhapanyan struck the ball from the outside and found the back of the net for her second goal of the season and Navy had a 2-0 lead that would stick for the rest of the game.
Fortson could have taken a nap in the second half, as the Eagles did not have any shots on goal in the entire second half! The last goal she has given up was the 42nd minute against Holy Cross back on September 15th. That’s 317:09 of game time that she has not allowed a single goal! IMPRESSIVE!!
Navy looks to extend both it’s winning and scoreless streaks when it takes their home field Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm against Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-2-4, 1-0-2 PL).
My prediction is that Navy will record it’s seventh win in a row and fourth shutout with another 2-0 victory!