Men's Soccer Defeats Boston University, 1-0, in Conference Opener
Sept. 28, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md - Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Catonsville, Md.) scored for the fourth straight game and senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder (Severna Park, Md.) helped Navy post a third straight shutout as the Mids won their Patriot League opener over Boston University, 1-0, at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on Saturday evening.
The win was Navy's third in a row and the team improves to 4-3-2 on the season and is 1-0 in league play. Boston drops to 3-4-1 overall and 0-1 in the Patriot League.
"This was a good result for us," head coach Dave Brandt said. "We scored a good goal tonight and we've been playing well this season. We haven't always gotten the results, but clearly this team wants results and that's the direction we are heading."
Senior midfielder Guy Skord (Annapolis, Md.) got free in the midfield in the 28th minute and sent freshman Alex Evans (Lansdale, Pa.) on a through ball through Boston's right side. Evans tracked the ball down and drew over BU goalkeeper Matt Gilbert before cutting the ball back through the box to Dubyoski, who had a one-touch finish with his left foot to the left side of the goal.
Dubyoski leads Navy with six goals and 13 points this season and has scored in each of Navy's last four games (UMBC, George Washington, Virginia Tech, BU). Additionally, all six of Dubyoski's goals this season have been the first goal scored of the game, by either team.
"When Jamie gets good delivery, clearly he can score goals," Brandt said. "We have guys that can give him those good deliveries and we expect that to happen."
Snyder improved to 3-0 this season and he has yet to allow a goal in 267 minutes of play, the longest scoreless streak of his career. He made three saves against Boston on Saturday night. Snyder got out of Terrier onslaught with eight minutes to go in the first half as BU put together a five-minute stretch with three corner kicks and four shots.
In the 37th minute, Snyder made a save and then saw the ball deflect off the far post and two minutes later he made a diving save off a header following a free kick.
Navy had plenty of chances to add a second goal in the second half and freshman Sam Bascom (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the late charge. During a two-minute span with 15 minutes remaining, Bascom made a pair of plays to set up teammates Grant Valenstein (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Martin Sanchez (Salisbury, Md.), but the Mids could not finish.
BU keeper Matt Gilbert made seven saves in the contest, with five coming in the second half.
Over the last three games, Navy has earned shutout wins over George Washington (3-0), Virginia Tech (2-0) and Boston University (1-0). This is the first time since 2000 that the Mids have posted three straight shutouts.
Saturday's game was the first-ever meeting between Navy and Boston U. and it was the Terriers inaugural Patriot League men's soccer contest.
Navy will next host Howard in a non-league game on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.