Princeton Bulldozes Over Navy, 19-11, in Men’s LAX
Princeton started off hot and never let up as the Ivy League Tigers trounced the Navy Midshipmen, 19-11, Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis. The loss drops Navy to 3-2 on the season. The Tigers improve to 2-2 with their win.
It was a short turnaround for both teams. Princeton, however, fed off their close loss to Johns Hopkins on Saturday, while Navy fizzled after their dominant weekend win against Bucknell. Scoring three times in the game’s first five minutes, the Tigers showed no signs of fatigue. The Midshipmen countered strongly, answering with two points of their own. In addition, Navy’s Ryan Kern made some key stops in goal to give the Mids a chance to regroup.
Unfortunately for Navy, the Tigers’ offense wasn’t deterred. By the end of the second period, Princeton led 11-5. Navy never got any closer than four points the rest of the game.
On the upside, Navy’s Ryan Wade recorded one goal and four assists to extend his scoring streak to 29 games. Kern in goal finished with 16 saves for the Mids.
Several players stood out for Princeton. Michael Sowers had two goals and seven assists, to extend his scoring streak to 31 games. Emmet Cordrey moved from attack to midfield to score eight points on five goals and three assists. Chris Brown kept his goal-scoring streak alive by adding two goals, along with four assists, to the Princeton winning effort.
Up next for Princeton will be a trip to Rutgers on Saturday. Meanwhile, Navy heads to Easton, PA to face Lafayette on March 9th. (A look at Navy’s full schedule can be found here.)