Although tourney time is over a month away there was playoff fever in DC today. The favorites in the ECAC at the start of the season were Georgetown, Navy, and UMBC. With both GU and Navy already victorious over UMBC, it seemed like this game was for a ticket to the tournament. There is no guaranty that number two in the ECAC will get in and both teams played like they knew it. The Hoyas got off to a fast start with a 5-0 lead. The first goal was scored only nine seconds into the game by senior tri-captain Scott Urick from fellow senior tri-captain Andy Flick. That play was started by a great ground ball off the face off by long stick middie Rodger "Bobby Digital" Colbert. Sophomore Brett Wagner scored next when he took it from behind and put one past fellow Calvert Hall grad Mickey Jarboe. The Hoyas third goal was scored by senior Art Price off a perfect feed by junior Scott Doyle. Wagner came back for some more as he took his man down the right side and sidearmed another one past Jarboe. Georgetown's next goal looked more like a pass that got caught up in the nylon but credit Flick with the point and senior Matt Gallagher with the assist. Navy head coach Richie Meade called a time out and remined his troops that the JV team was in a similar situation the day before only to come out with a win. Navy turned it on and went on a five goal run themselves. Three of those goals came way of extra-man offense with the Hoyas being saddled by some penalties. Navy and Georgetown then traded a series of goals to make the score 7-7. With seven seconds to go in the half, junior Mike Henehan threw a pass to Doyle who made a spectacular play by one-timing it past Jarboe as the buzzer sounded. Meade tried to argue the goal but it stood. The third quarter was plagued by penalties and ugly play. With two minutes to go in the third quarter, Urick stepped up. He scored the next three goals for the Hoyas to give them a lead they would not relinquish. Navy only scored once in the fourth quarter. A great game in DC on a beautiful day. Game notes: Navy used a interesting tactic when Georgetown was trying to clear the ball. Three fresh middies would come off the bench and substitute for the attack. This plan did backfire somewhat with the young "ride unit" earning three off-sides penalities. Georgetown junior Keith Baker did not play due to what looked like a ankle problem. He should be back soon. Again legendary coach Dick Edell made the trip to Kehoe Field. This time he was here to scout Navy whom the Terps will be facing on Saturday. Lax.com will be there to cover the important battle for an at-large bid. All-American Mike Henehan turned his season around with six points today. He had only 11 in the previous seven contests. This game broke Navy's five game winning streak. The next game for the Midshipmen is the previously mentioned Maryland contest. The next game for the Hoyas is at Stony Brook next Saturday in another ECAC matchup.
Georgetown vs. Navy