ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Thirteenth-ranked Rutgers (6-0, 1-0 ECAC) outscored
No. 10 Navy (3-2,
0-2 ECAC), 7-1, in the second half to claim a 13-8 victory over the Midshipmen
at Rip Miller
Field in Annapolis Saturday. Rutgers junior attack Delby Powless
single-handedly beat the Mids
in the second 30 minutes of the game, producing four of his game-high seven
goal in the second
Navy looked to have things under control after the first quarter,
every aspect of the game and building a 4-1 lead.
Rutgers opened the second quarter by scoring back-to-back goals,
including an extra-man
score by senior middie Jeff Duca. The Mids answered, as junior attack Ben
Tenn.) scored his second goal of the day at 8:19 on an assist from rookie
attack Ian Dingman
Duca scored his second goal of the second period for Rutgers, as John
Flanagan found an
open Duca streaking down the middle of the field.
Dingman, who is Navy's leading goal scorer with 10 on the year, scored
goals to give Navy a 7-4 lead with three minutes to play in the first half.
But it was Powless who hooked up with junior attack Matt Apel for goals
less than a
minute apart to get the Scarlet Knights to within one goal at the half, 7-6.
Rutgers scored just 1:21 into the second half when Duca found Flanagan
to knot the game
at seven apiece.
Navy sophomore midfielder Graham Gill (Medford, N.J.) pushed the Mids
ahead again with
an unassisted goal at the 12:03 mark. While the goal put the Mids up by a
goal, it would be the
last goal Navy would score in the game.
The Scarlet Knights put it on cruise control, scoring six-consecutive
four by Powless.
Rutgers' defensive unit, led by freshman goalkeeper Greg Havalchak,
held Navy scoreless
for the final 27:02 of the contest.
Dingman led the Midshipmen with three goals and an assist, while Bailey
pitched in a
pair of goals. Both Gill and senior midfielder Kelly Nash (Annapolis, Md.)
posted a goal and an
Rutgers' Powless led all scorers with seven goals, while Duca produced
three goals and
In the face-off circle, Navy won 15 of the 24 opportunities. Senior
(Deferiet, N.Y.) claimed 12 of the 15, while sophomore Chris Pieczonka
(Hamburg, N.Y.) won
The Midshipmen return to action next Saturday when they travel to Long
Island to face
Stony Brook. Action is slated for 1 p.m.