5,618 See No. 4 Maryland Hold off the Midshipmen

"I made some changes to my game between last year and this year," said Wickham, who leads the country in save percentage, making stops on better than 62 percent of the shots he's faced. "My ultimate goal is to be the leader of our defense. I love playing this game and I would do anything to help our team win.

"The little things are adding up and we're letting in some goals. It's nothing that we can't correct, we just need to stick together. We've got to keep going. That's what I?tell my guys, you can't focus on the last one, but rather try to get the next stop."

Although Navy's defense gave up double-digit goals to the Terps for the first time since 1998, the Mids' man-down defense held Maryland in check. The Terps came into the game ranked No. 2 nationally in extra-man offense, but the Mids stymied their attacked and Maryland ended the day 0 for 2. Meanwhile, over the last five contests the Mids have given up just two extra-man goals in the last 13 attempts.

Kapron and Lennon led the Mids with three goals apiece, both posting hat tricks for the first time this season. Kapron came into the game having scored four career goals ... he ended the game posting three goals and one assist.

"This has always been my dream to come out and play with a great group of teammates in a game like today," said Kapron, who is one of two players on the Mids' roster that hail from the state of Arizona. "They weren't sliding too quickly and that led to some goals."

For Lennon, it was his largest goal output since last year's Patriot League Tournament semifinal win over Colgate where he single-handily led the Mids to victory. He finished the game with four goals, but was responsible for the last three goals of the win, including the game-winner in triple overtime.

The Midshipmen will be back in action next Saturday when face arch rival Army in the annual Star Game televised live by ESPNU. Faceoff is set for 4:00 pm at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, kicking off the second annual Day of Rivals event which will also feature the longest rivalry in college lacrosse, Johns Hopkins vs. Maryland. Fans can also tune in to the radio broadcast with Pete Medhurst calling the action on 1430 WNAV beginning with the Navy Lacrosse Pregame Show at 3:45 pm.

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Score by Period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Navy................ 2 1 4 2 - 9
Maryland............ 1 3 5 2 - 11

Attendance: 5,618

Navy SCORING:
GOALS: Kapron, Kyle 3; Lennon, Joe 3; Moran, Patrick 2; Davis; Nikk 1.
ASSISTS: Kapron, Kyle 1; Moran, Patrick 1; O'Leary, Ryan 1; Warner, Andy 1.

Maryland SCORING:
GOALS: Travis Reed 4; Grant Catalino 3; Ryan Young 1; Joe Cummings 1;
Dan Burns 1; Owen Blye 1.
ASSISTS: Ryan Young 4; Joe Cummings 1; Brian Farrell 1; Bryn Holmes 1;
Travis Reed 1; Drew Snider 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Navy................ 6 7 6 6 - 25
Maryland............ 7 12 18 6 - 43

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Navy................ 6 5 5 10 - 26
Maryland............ 12 8 15 12 - 47

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Navy................ 1-4 1-5 2-9 2-5 - 6-23
Maryland............ 3-4 4-5 7-9 3-5 - 17-23

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Navy................ 7-7 6-6 4-5 4-4 - 21-22
Maryland............ 5-5 6-6 1-1 5-5 - 17-17

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total
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Navy................ 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 - 1-4
Maryland............ 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 - 0-2

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Navy................ 4 4 6 3 - 17
Maryland............ 2 5 1 2 - 10

TURNOVERS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Navy................ 4 3 3 4 - 14
Maryland............ 2 5 2 5 - 14

Penalties - Navy 3/2:00; Maryland 4/3:00.


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