Rutgers Jumps to 6-0, Downs Navy 13-8

Rutgers Jumps to 6-0, Downs Navy 13-8

Rutgers Jumps to 6-0, Downs Navy 13-8

Rutgers Jumps to 6-0, Downs Navy 13-8

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 half.

Navy looked to have things under control after the first quarter, dominating nearly 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 Bailey (Memphis, Tenn.) scored his second goal of the day at 8:19 on an assist from rookie attack Ian Dingman (Deferiet, N.Y.).

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 back-to-back 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 goals, including 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 assist.

Rutgers' Powless led all scorers with seven goals, while Duca produced three goals and an assist.

In the face-off circle, Navy won 15 of the 24 opportunities. Senior Chris Dingman (Deferiet, N.Y.) claimed 12 of the 15, while sophomore Chris Pieczonka (Hamburg, N.Y.) won three.

The Midshipmen return to action next Saturday when they travel to Long Island to face Stony Brook. Action is slated for 1 p.m.

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go rutgers
    by (#46744) on 3/16/03 @6:12PM
Rutgers is having one hell of a good season so far, it's a shock, but hey, more power to them, go knights!
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Thanks to Delby Powless
    by (#17809) on 3/16/03 @9:55PM
Thanks to all the US schools that have finally seen the value of a Canadian lacrosse attackman. Delby is one significant reason that Rutgers is doing well. Same as AJ Shannon for Virgina, Ryan Ward for Butler, Kyle Wiles for Brown, Matt Brown for Denver, Sean Greenhaulgh for Cornell, Jeff Zawicki for UMass, Brodie Merril for Georgetown and the list goes on...... Stats have indicated that these players contribute the majority of points for each team. Yes they're all attack, but more importantly, they're CANADIAN! Good work boys. Keep the Canadian tradition alive
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    by (#41662) on 4/16/03 @2:24AM
This isn't new you know, ever heard of Tom Marachek or the Gaits? How about Gavin Prout?
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The Rutgers Bandwagon...
    by (#18871) on 3/16/03 @7:45PM
The Rutgers Bandwagon seems to have officially started and I am jumping on!!! Hey why not they're playing well and its fun to watch. So to all you Rutgers players, GO SCARLET KNIGHTS!!!
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nice start
    by (#46982) on 3/17/03 @3:08AM
Hey, sick sick Rutgers on a role for the first time in how many years. Im sorry my ast coach played at Rutgers and I dont like him bc he yelled at me last game. So let me give you my input. They wont end up top 3 in their own conference. Hey Stigs great job on turning this team into a legit program again but do you boys really think you can beat Umass and Georgetown...Probley not..Im not gonna lie but dont you have to knock those teams down to make it to the tournament? Not bc there in the same conference but bc beating Towson and Navy and Deleware is good and all but not going to put you in the post season my friend..
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    by (#44610) on 3/17/03 @9:20AM
you need to take small confident steps before you can run with the big boys. the current Rutgers wins are building blocks for the future to establishing a strong top 10 D1 program. great work coach/team Go RU, Go Knights.
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About time boys
    by (#47324) on 3/17/03 @2:08PM
It's been awhile, but it's great to see the knights with some renewed confidence. Keep it up guys. We're all with you.

RU Rah Rah
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    by (#9264) on 3/17/03 @10:42PM
...Did Rutgers get soo much better in one season? Weren't they like 1-12 last year? Can someone please tell me how such a great turnaround occured?

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How ??
    by (#47370) on 3/19/03 @7:57PM
The players that score are on the field.
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jump up my butt
    by (#28893) on 3/24/03 @8:01PM
its a good thing stags is showing that he really was good and that cernio is a fat tubby slut. i hope that piece falls into a pit of lava.
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