The Mids took just 26 shots to their opponent's 42.
Navy scored the final three goals of the game and held the Leopards scoreless for the final 15:51.
Three of Navy's four losses this season have been against top-10 programs.
The Mids outscored the Bison 7-3 in the second half to secure a 9-8 lead in the series against Bucknell.
Saturday marks just the third time (2012-15-17) in 14 years Navy will open its conference schedule at home.
Navy vs. Dartmouth MLax - 3.21.17
Navy vs. Bucknell MLax - 3.4.17
Navy vs. Boston U. MLax - 2.25.17
Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17
Navy-Johns Hopkins MLax 2.7.17
2016 (Fr.): Moved from attack to midfield over the last several weeks of the season due to the injury suffered by Spencer Coyle ... played primarily with the second midfield group ... scored his first collegiate goal in the Mids’ win over Sacred Heart off an assist from co-captain Patrick Keena ... the assist marked Keena’s 100th career point ... was a member of the Mids’ extra-man unit in the win against Holy Cross and Colgate ... took the first shot of his career in Navy’s win over Colgate ... made his Navy debut in the Mids’ win over Lafayette.
More on Smiley: A 2014 graduate of Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., Smiley attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (3) and lacrosse (4) ... garnered All-America lacrosse honors as a senior ... led the lacrosse team to the 2013 district title ... a two-time All-State quarterback for the Saint John’s football team ... high school football team claimed the 2013 section crown ... father played football at Holy Cross ... majoring in Economics ... son of Mark and Elizabeth Smiley.