The Naval Academy's men's cross country team defeated Purdue, 15-49,with the mids capturing the first six places, and seven of the top eight spots.
Junior captain Greg Keller was first with a time of 24minutes, 13.69 seconds. Keller's winning time was his best ever at the Naval Academy course -- and the 23rd best on the course -- bettering his old mark of 24:13.8 last season.
Junior Todd Washburn was second in 24:46.18, junior Luis Molina was third in 24:49.76, sophomore Bruce Frame was fourth in 24:53.08, senior Peter Lundblad was fifth in 24:58.3 and junior Jon Taylor was sixth in 25:0.99.
WOMEN TAKE 2ND TITLE
The Navy women's cross country team captured its second straight Delaware Invitational title.
Kerry O'Neill and team captain Susie Steward finished 1-2, with O'Neill's time of 18 minutes, 26 seconds setting a course record. Plebes Nancy Olson and Kelly Conjelko were impressive with their sixth- and eighth-place showings.
Navy remains 3-0 in dual-meet competition. Its 17-meet (dual) winning streak will be on the line Oct. 5 in Winston-Salem, N.C. when the Midshipmen face Wake Forest and Appalachian State.
FINALLY, A WIN OVER HOWARD
Navy's soccer team opened the weekwith its first win over Howard since 1980, 2-1.
Junior Mike Taylor scored at the 44-minute mark to put Navyon the board. Just 1 minute, 40 seconds later, junior Cliff Carpenter scored to give the Mids a 2-0 halftime lead.
Navy's modest winning streak came to an end against Lehigh, as the Engineers scored a 2-1 Patriot League win. Lehighbroke on top with two second-half scores.
Navy's lone goal was tallied by Carpenter with under six minutes left. Carpenter leads Navy with seven points (three goals, one assist) while junior Jono Halverson and freshman Seth Walters have logged two goals and an assist each.
MIDS TAKE INVITATIONAL
Sixteen of the East Coast's best water polo teams converged on Annapolis last weekend for the first round of the Eastern Invitational.
Navy defeated Slippery Rock, 10-8, in thefinals. Earlier, the Midshipmen downed Bucknell, 18-8, Princeton, 14-6, and Iona,
Navy captain Luis Nicolao scored 16 goals inthe tournament. Goalie John McCullough made 13 saves against Bucknell Saturday morning, and came back later that night to make 12 saves in a defensive struggle with Iona.
The only loss for the Mids was in overtime, 12-10, against the University of California at Santa Barbara Friday night.
VOLLEYBALL SQUAD FALTERS
The Navy women's volleyball team started the week with a 3-1 win at Loyola, but dropped two matches at the Towson State Invitational, losing to the host Tigers, 2-3, and Buffalo, 2-3.
Navy and Towson State have met three times this season. They'll square off again in late October.
Navy coach Jan Dainard's squad will meet it's first Patriot League dual-meet foe, Holy Cross, tomorrow night.