After a tied first half of play at 3-3, the Navy defense shut the doors on Umass with All-American goalie Jarboe holding down the fort. Although Jarboe only had 5 saves on the rainy day, a big save and an intercepted pass in the fourth stuffed the Minutemen's best chances to get back into the game. Both goalies on the field played great games in between the pipes, but Jarboe was able to step it up when the game was on the line in the second half and that seemed to be the difference. Both teams had solid chances on the offensive end, with the wetness of the field slowing the speed and sharpness of the game down considerably. Navy's offense was fantastic in closing out the game. While Jarboe and the Navy defense played solid all day, it was the settled down and controlled manner of play that the offense displayed in the last 6 minutes of the game that was so beautiful to watch. Navy was able to kill a lot of the remaining minutes on the clock by working the ball around on their man-up and settled offenses from behind. Knowing that they were up two goals with the clock winding down Navy was very controlled and precise with their ball movement, and then capitalized with a goal when UMass's goalie came out to double behind the cage. This final fourth quarter goal made the game 6-3 and way out of Massachusetts reach.
Navy Beats UMass in the Rain at Rutgers