Navy rolls to 12-1 win, spoils debut for Washington's Haus

March 02, 1995|By Bill Tanton | Bill Tanton,Sun Staff Writer

CHESTERTOWN -- It wasn't the sort of start John Haus had dreamed about.

Haus, an assistant lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins the past seven seasons, made his head coaching debut for Washington College here yesterday and watched his team lose to Navy, 12-1. The result wasn't the kind he had grown used to as an All-American player at North Carolina and Loyola High.

But he did find reason to praise his young team.

"They gave us a full 60 minutes," Haus said. "That's all I asked for. You have to start somewhere."

The game was played on a muddy field before 300 spectators. Washington College was never in it.

Navy, far superior physically, ran off to a 7-1 halftime lead and added five more goals in the final 30 minutes.

Navy outshot the Shoremen, 38-13, as Washington played a deliberate style, choosing not to get into a running contest with Navy.

The score would have been much worse if Washington goalie Jon Lundberg hadn't made 17 saves, many from close range.

"We started five freshmen," said Haus. "We have 12 freshmen on our squad. We're young but we're working hard and we're learning."

"I thought John's team played well," said first-year Navy coach Richie Meade, whose team opened with a 16-13 win over UMBC last Saturday. "Washington College played hard and came after us. I'm happy with our team's effort."

Andy Ross, Rich Costello and Matt Long led the winners in scoring with two goals each. Christian Boone, a senior from Annapolis High, scored Washington's goal early in the second period to make the score 3-1.

Navy next plays Saturday at Virginia. Washington College is at Hopkins Wednesday.

Navy ........ ....... 3 .. 4 .. 3 .. 2 .. -- .. 12

Washington College .. 0 .. 1 .. 0 .. 0 .. -- .. 1

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