Navy's struggles on extra-man opportunities continue

Offense just 3-of-17 on man-up chances in 2012

March 05, 2012|By Edward Lee

It’s speculation to suggest that Navy might have avoided Saturday’s 14-9 loss to Bucknell at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium if the offense had been more successful on extra-man opportunities.

But with a 2-of-6 showing, the Midshipmen are just 3-of-17 on man-up chances. That’s 17.6 percent for the season.

Navy was 2-of-5 on extra-man opportunities in the fourth quarter, but coach Rick Sowell was left wondering what might have been if the offense had succeeded on a man-up chance with 4:32 left in the third quarter after the Bison had scored four straight goals.

“It would’ve been nice to score in the third quarter when we had an extra man,” he said. “I forget how we squandered that one away, but our extra man is what it is. We’re trying to find a fit and figure it out. Two goals are better than none, but we still have to do better.”

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