Oct. 12, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md -
The Navy men's soccer team (6-3-2, 3-0-0 PL) notched its fifth straight shutout win by blanking Colgate (2-9-1, 1-2-1 PL), 3-0, at a rain-soaked Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on Saturday evening. Three different players scored for the Midshipmen, who remain unbeaten in conference play.
Navy picked up two Patriot League wins this week over American (1-0) and Colgate after having a 10-day layoff due to the government shutdown.
"It was good for us to play on Wednesday against American and get the feel of gameplay back," said Brandt. "Tonight was another key Patriot League match in tough conditions. Hopefully we are back in sync and can continue playing well."
Navy's defense remained stout in front of senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder (Severna Park, Md.), who is 5-0-0 and has yet to allow a goal in over 446 minutes of play, and two of Navy's starting defensemen scored goals.
"I think the back four, and everyone else, is really playing well back there," said Brandt. "We use six or seven guys back there and it's always a team effort."
It took Navy only 3:41 of play to tally its first goal when senior defender Nick Dubee (Carolina, R.I.) sent a low driving left-footed shot past Colgate keeper Ricky Brown. Senior Martin Sanchez (Salisbury, Md.) set up Dubee on the left side for his first goal of the season.
Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Catonsville, Md.) got on a breakaway in the 21st minute but was taken down by Brown just inside the box. The referee gave Brown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle and Navy earned a penalty kick. Junior Joseph Greenspan (Westfield, N.J.) converted the penalty kick, his second PK of the season, to increase his 2013 goal total to four.
Snyder made the first of his three saves in the 23rd minute, but made his best in the 75th minute. Colgate's Geinda Smith's shot was deflected but remained on target and Snyder jumped up to save the shot and the ball caromed off the cross bar and then away from the goal.
Snyder then set up Navy's final goal when a booming goal kick sailed through the midfield and Dubyoski timed it right to carry it through Colgate's backline and then shot it past the oncoming goalkeeper in the 79th minute. Dubyoski leads Navy with seven goals and 15 points.
Navy's five straight wins and five straight shutouts are the program's longest such streaks since the 2000 season when the Mids won eight straight games and posted seven straight shutouts.
The win was Navy's first over Colgate since the 2004 season.
Navy is off to a 3-0-0 start to Patriot League play for the first time in school history. The Mids have nine points and are tied for second place behind Army, but Navy has played one fewer conference game.
Navy will play a pair of Patriot League road games next week, as the Mids will travel to Lafayette on Wednesday and Bucknell on Saturday.