Head coach Rick Sowell has led the Mids to victory in their home opener in six of his seven seasons.
Navy has won 20 of its last 24 home openers.
The Terps went on a 5-0 run to open up an 8-2 lead on the Mids late in the third quarter.
Saturday's game between the Mids and Terps marks the 93rd in the series that dates back to 1924.
Christian Daniel scored a goal and dealt out a pair of assists in his first collegiate appearance.
Navy vs. Dartmouth MLax - 3.21.17
Navy vs. Lehigh MLax - 3.25.17
Navy vs. Bucknell MLax - 3.4.17
Navy vs. Boston U. MLax - 2.25.17
Navy-Maryland MLax 2.11.17
• 2017 First-Team All-Patriot League
• 2017 Coach William H. “Dinty” Moore Award Winner (Navy)
Torain in 2018 (Jr.): Heading into his junior campaign, Torain has started every game in which he has played over his career (30) ... 30 of his 40 goals over his two seasons have been unassisted - 12 of 17 in 2016 and 18 of the 23 in 2017.
2017 (So.): A unanimous selection as a member of the All-Patriot League First Team, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors ... the 2017 recipient of the Coach William H. “Dinty” Moore Award, presented to Navy’s Outstanding Offensive Player ... finished the year tied with Ryan Wade as the team’s leading scorer with 38 points on a team-high tying 23 goals and 15 assists ... also the leading scorer in league action with 22 points on a team-best 13 goals and nine assists ... among the country’s top-scoring midfielders (#11). his 38 points are tied as the fourth most by a midfielder in Naval Academy history ... recorded three points on two goals and an assist against Holy Cross in the Patriot League Quarterfinals ... turned in three points on two goals and an assist in the Mids’ Star Game win over Army ... also grabbed three ground balls ... scored a goal on four shots at Colgate ... produced three points on a pair of unassisted goals and an assist in the win at Holy Cross ... turned in a six-point performance in the win over Lehigh with a goal and a career-best five assists ... played a spectacular game against Dartmouth where he posted a career-high seven points on his fifth career hat trick and a then career-high four assists ... all three of his goals were unassisted ... came into the game with just three assists this season ... dealt out just his third assist this season in the Mids’ loss at #17 Loyola ... punched in a pair of goals at Lafayette ... was held scoreless by Penn, marking the first time since the 2016 NCAA Tournament game against Yale in which he has been held without a goal or an assist ... turned in a then career-best four-point performance in Navy’s win over Bucknell ... scored a personal-high four goals (three unassisted) and dealt out an assist ... also grabbed three ground balls ... his lone goal against Boston U. was an unassisted, extra-man strike ... it marked his first career extra-man goal ... recorded his third career hat trick and first since the 2016 Maryland game when he posted three goals at Delaware (... his third of the three was scored with just one second left with the timer on ... scored a goal on his only shot against #2 Maryland, dealt out an assist and grabbed a career-high seven ground balls ... punched in a goal in the Mids’ opener against Johns Hopkins.
2016 (Fr.): A starter in all 16 games at midfield for the Mids as a rookie ... finished the year as the Mids’ fifth-leading scorer with 24 points on 17 goals and 7 assists ... scored a goal and dealt out a pair of assists against Brown in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... turned in a goal on 2 shots in his first career Patriot League Tournament appearance (Army) ... pitched in a goal in Navy’s victory over Sacred Heart ... turned in his second career hat trick with 3 goals on 4 shots against #5 Maryland ... posted his fourth multi-goal game of the year with 2 against Colgate ... battling the flu, he managed to play the entire game against Holy Cross and dealt out an assist ... posted a career-high tying 3-point performance with 2 goals and an assist against Lafayette ... recorded his fourth game with a goal this season, punching in an unassisted goal in the win over #15 Loyola ... came into the Bucknell contest (3.5) without an assist ... ended the game dealing out three assists in the 13-6 victory ... scored his first goal in a Patriot League game in the Mids’ opener against Boston U. ... turned in a pair of caused turnovers in the win over Delaware ... contributed a pair of goals and 5 ground balls in Navy’s double-overtime loss to #5 Johns Hopkins ... punched in a hat trick in his first career appearance in the Mids’ win over Air Force in the opener.
More on Torain: A 2014 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., Torain attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (3) and lacrosse (3) ... a First-Team All-Metro lacrosse selection his senior year, he was also named the WCAC Player of the Year ... a Second-Team All-WCAC player as a junior ... a member of the football team that won the 2014 WCAC Championship with a 12-1 record ... also considered Duke, Maryland, Towson and UMBC ... high school teammate of Navy senior goalkeeper Nick Ramsey ... majoring in Quantitative Economics ... son of Greg and Grace Torain.