Almost 7,000 Watch as No. 1 Maryland Wins the Battle at Navy

The Mids scored the final goal of the game at 4:21 with Hull feeding Dabbs for his second goal.

“Unfortunately for our offense, they just didn't have the ball much tonight,” said Sowell, whose Mids were outshot 40-18, including 22-8 in the second half. “We had some tough luck clearing the ball late in the second quarter and on into the second half and so the offense just didn't have many possessions.”

In Navy's quest to knock off the nation's top-ranked team, the Mids held Maryland under its scoring average (13.38) while scoring eight goals of its own the Terps' defense which was ranked third nationally (7.25).

Dabbs, Hanzsche and Jones led the Mids with two goals apiece while Jones inched to within one point of becoming only the 30th player in program history to reach the century mark, as his three-point night gave him his 99th point. Hanzsche, meanwhile, has scored a goal in each of the last four contests.

Hull took sole possession of 25th on Navy's all-time scoring list with 102 points thanks to a goal and an assist. He also moved into a tie for 17th on the Mids' all-time career assists list alongside Owen McFadden (1964-66) with 46.

While senior Evan McGoogan (Cranberry Township, Pa.) struggled against one of the nation's top faceoff specialists, Charlie Raffa, McGoogan won 6 of his 18 draws en route to claiming his 100th collegiate faceoff win. McGoogan stands 13th on Navy's career faceoff wins list with 104.

Defensively Hickey turned away 15 shots on goal by the Terrapins, marking his fourth 15-save performance this season. Senior defenseman Austin Miller recorded four of Navy's seven takeaways while leading the Mids with five ground balls.

Chanenchuk paced the Terps with four points on two goals and two assists, while Blye (1-2), Cooper (2-1) and Haus (2-1) turned in three points.

The Midshipmen return to action next Saturday when they play host to arch rival Army. Game time is slated for 2:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and will be nationally televised by CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan, Evan Washburn and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch calling the action. The game will also be carried by Armed Forces Network. A radio broadcast can be heard on 1430/99.9 WNAV with Pete Medhurst and Joe Miller handling the call.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Six Terps registered multiple points, including a game-high four by junior Mike Chanenchuk, to lead No. 1 Maryland to an 11-8 victory at Navy Friday night in front of 6,961 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Terrapins are now 8-1 on the season, marking the program's best record through nine games since 2004. The Midshipmen fall to 3-8 with the defeat. Maryland has now won four-straight in the series with Navy.

Maryland got on the board quickly, just 43 seconds into the game when senior John Haus found senior Jake Bernhardt in the left alley and Bernhardt ripped a shot into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Haus was on the other end of the Terps' second goal, taking a feed from senior Owen Blyein the right alley and stepped into a shot that beat Navy goalie Nolan Hickey to make it a 2-0 lead with 7:13 left in the first.

The lead grew to 3-0 at the 6:47 mark when sophomore Joe LoCascio dodged down the left alley and laced a shot into the upper right corner.

Navy started the second quarter with a two-man advantage with penalties on Maryland's Matt Dunn and Jesse Bernhardtand Tucker Hull gave the Mids their first goal of the game just 16 seconds into the second.

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2013-04-05



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