Navy cruises past Penn, 11-5

Mids will face Cornell in quarterfinals

May 16, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Navy defeated Penn, 11-5, this afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The win advances the Mids (13-2) to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament, where Navy will face Cornell (9-4)Sunday afternoon in Ithaca, N.Y. It is Navy's first quarterfinal appearance since 1989.

On the day, Navy doubled up Penn in the shots category (36-18), while grounders were nearly even with Navy grabbing 38 and Penn taking 37. Navy won 12 of the 20 face-offs.

Navy's Joe Bossi led all scorers with four goals while teammates Ian Dingman and Graham Gill added two. P.J. Gilbert led Penn (7-7) with two goals.

Matt Russell made seven saves for Navy.

Originally published May 16, 2004, 4:43 PM EDT

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