The Navy men's soccer team defeated Army for the third consecutive year this past week, 3-1.
The 11-4 Midshipmen jumped out to a 3-0 lead, as senior captain Rich Bassi (Annapolis), freshman Seth Walters (last week's Patriot League Player of the Week), and senior Jerry Dearie all scored first-half goals.
The Cadets outshot the Mids, 16-8, but sparkling play from freshman goalie Doug Williams helped to preserve the win -- which helped the Mids climb on top of the league standings with a 5-1 record.
Navy's next opponent is league foe Bucknell, which will travel to Annapolis on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.
LIGHTWEIGHT TEAM ROLLS
Navy's lightweight football squad rolled over Princeton University for the second straight year, 28-0, last Saturday.
Quarterback Matt Kirby went 9-for-15 for 206 yards and two touchdowns, while tight end Ed Peyton made three catches for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Running back George Gilbert scored on a 29-yard pass reception and a 3-yard run.
The Midshipmen allowed only 155 yards of total offense, as the Tigers gained just 34 yards rushing on 19 attempts. Joe Muck and Jim Weyent snared an interception apiece, as Navy came up with its second straight shutout.
On Saturday, the Mids (3-0, 2-0 in the Eastern Lightweight Football League) will play host to Cornell at 2 p.m., as theytry to earn their first victory over the Big Red in four years.
VOLLEYBALL GOES 1-2
Navy's women's volleyball contingent went 1-2 lastweek, as their overall record dipped to 11-13.
The Mids lost to archrival Army, 16-14, 8-15, 13-15, 16-14, 14-16, and Delaware, 6-15, 9-15, 15-8, 7-15, before dumping Patriot League opponent Fordham, 15-15, 16- 14, 15-5, as it improved to 5-2 in the league.
Starting tomorrow, Navy will play host to the Forrestal Classic, which includes Appalachian State, Army, Hartford, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Towson State and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as action gets under way at 6 p.m. at McDonough Hall.
In other academy sports action, both the men's and women's cross country teams (7-2 and 4-2, respectively) will travel to New York City tomorrow for the Heptagonal Meets, while the water polo squad (16-5) will play host to the Mid-Atlantic Coast Conference championships starting tomorrow at 4 p.m. at LeJeune and McDonough halls.