No. 9 Navy led from start to finish yesterday, as the Midshipmen defeated No. 16 North Carolina (3-1) 19-8 at Navy Marine Corps Stadium, before 5,125 .
The Midshipmen improved to 3-0 while the Tar Heels lost their first game after opening with three wins for the first time since 2002.
Nick Mirabito and Ian Dingman each had three goals for the Midshipmen, while Ben Hunt led the Tar Heels with three goals and Sean Burke had two goals and two assists.
Navy outscored the Tar Heels 5-2 in the second quarter. The Midshipmen won 12 of 16 faceoffs, outshot the Tar Heels 27-13 and won ground balls 23-11 in the first half.
Navy finished with a 42-40 edge in shots, 41-29 in ground balls and 20-10 in faceoffs.
No. 1 North Carolina 13, Loyola 7 -- Maura Kenny scored three goals and junior Kate McHarg added two for the Greyhounds (1-2), but it wasn't enough against the Tar Heels(4-0) at Geppi-Aikens Field. North Carolina scored four of the game's final five goals to break open a tight game. The Greyhounds, who caused 10 turnovers, were aggressive from the opening whistle. After a free-position score gave North Carolina an early advantage, Loyola responded with back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead.