Paul's 5 points help Mids end skid vs. Hoyas

no. 17 navy 10 georgetown 8

March 29, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Tim Paul (Loyola) had two goals and three assists, and fellow junior attackman Brendan Connors scored three goals to lead the 17th-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team to a 10-8 win over host Georgetown on Saturday.

The win ended the Midshipmen's five-game losing streak to the Hoyas. Navy's previous victory in the series came in 2004.

"This was probably our biggest win of the year," Connors said. "The team really worked hard this week, and I think we locked it on and pulled off a big win for our program."

Dan D'Agnes' goal gave Georgetown (3-5) a 1-0 lead during a first quarter that featured 14 turnovers. The next 23 minutes, however, were all Navy as the Mids (7-3) built a 4-1 lead halfway through the third quarter. Two minutes into the second quarter, Connors tied the score at 1. He gave the Mids the lead for good when close defenseman Michael Hirsch scooped up a loose ball and found defensive midfielder Bobby Lennon streaking up the middle. Lennon split the field before finding Connors on the right wing with 9:30 to go in the second.

Geoff Leone scored twice for Navy, which has won five of six.

Andrew Brancaccio scored twice for the Hoyas, who have lost three of four.

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