The Mids trailed by as many as three on three different occasions before sending the game into extra minutes.
Navy improved to 6-1 all-time against the Falcons.
Navy has won 14 consecutive season openers, including nine in a row at home.
The Mids owned a 5-1 record in one-goal games this season.
The Midshipmen scored five straight goals in the second half and held the Cadets off the scoreboard for nearly 23 minutes.
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2014 (So.): A starter in 2 of the 14 games in which he played ... started the Maryland game where he put 2 of his 3 shots on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net ... fired off an unassisted goal against Lehigh in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals ... took a career-high four shots in the contest ... registered his first collegiate assist in Navy’s win over Lafayette ... made his second career start in the Mids’ win over Holy Cross (3.1) where he took just one shot ... one of 11 different players to score goals against VMI in the opener.
2013 (Fr.): Appeared in 12 of the 13 games as a freshmen, including making his collegiate debut in Navy’s opener vs. VMI ... registered his first career goal in the win over the Keydets ... earned his first collegiate start in Navy’s loss at Citi Field against Holy Cross.
More on Wendel: A 2011 graduate of East Islip High School in East Islip, N.Y., Wendel spent the 2011-12 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... earned four letters in lacrosse, while also playing hockey ... a two-time all-county lacrosse selection ... member of the National Honor Society ... brother, Bobby, played lacrosse at Suffolk Community College and Mercy College ... son of Robert and Fiona Wendel ... majoring in Oceanography ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.