Despite the loss, Navy has clinched a spot in the six-team Patriot League Tournament later this month.
Navy's starters combined to score 15 of the 21 goals in the win over the Keydets.
Eleven different players accounted for the Mids' 18 goals in what was their 13th straight win in a season opener.
The Midshipmen have won 12 straight season openers.
The Midshipmen are now 14-1 all-time against the Leopards, including a 9-0 mark in Annapolis.
Navy vs. VMI - Feb. 9
• 2015 Vice Adm. E.C. Waller Award Winner (Navy)
Reilly in 2015 (Jr.): Recipient of the Vice Adm. E.C. Waller Award, presented to the player who displays spirit, morale and dedication ... saw action in three contests, including against #20 Loyola where he was 1 for 1 and against VMI in the opener where he was 1 for 3. his third appearance of the season, went 1 for 1 against #20 Loyola.
2014 (So.): Made appearances in four games ... spelled Brady Dove in the fourth quarter of the Army game (4.12) where he won 2 of the 3 faceoffs he took ... won both of the draws he took in Navy’s opener against VMI.
2013 (Fr.): Played in 11 of the 13 games as a freshman, including making his collegiate debut in Navy’s opener vs. VMI ... was sensational in the opener where he won 13 of the 18 draws (.722) against the Keydets, while as a team Navy won 17 of 30 (.567) ... his winning percentage is the best by a Navy player (min. 10 attempts) since Logan West won 78.6 (11-14) of his draws against Holy Cross on March 19, 2011 ... won just 2 of the 5 faceoffs he took against Detroit ... played a solid game against Lafayette where he won 11 of the 21 draws he took and grabbed two ground balls.
More on Reilly: A 2011 graduate of Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pa., Reilly spent the 2011-12 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in lacrosse (4) and football (3), he led Central Bucks East to the semifinals of the 2011 Pennsylvania State Lacrosse Championship ... garnered All-State (Pa.) honors in lacrosse as a senior and was named the team MVP ... served as the lacrosse team captain as a senior ... earned all-county honors in football his senior year ... son of Ted and Kellie Reilly ... majoring in Economics.