Oct. 11, 2013
Colgate (2-8-1, 1-1-1 PL) at Navy (5-3-2, 2-0-0 PL)
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility | Annapolis, Md.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's soccer team will carry a four-game winning streak into Saturday's home game against visiting Colgate. First kick from Glenn Warner Soccer Facility will be at 7:00 PM. Live statistics and free live video on the Patriot League Network will be available with Graham Whaples on the call.
The 1988 Navy men's soccer team will be honored at halftime of the Navy-Colgate contest. The 1988 squad went 8-4-4, won the CAA Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This is the 25th anniversary of that extraordinary season and over a dozen former players, coaches and support staff are expected to be in attendance.
Navy enters Saturday's game at 5-3-2 overall and 2-0-0 in the Patriot League. Colgate is 2-8-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Patriot League. Navy is currently tied for second in the league standings, but has played one fewer game than the league leaders.
The Mids most recently won at American on Wednesday, 1-0. Junior Joseph Greenspan (Westfield, N.J.) scored on a first-half free kick and senior Gavin Snyder (Severna Park, Md.) notched Navy's fourth straight shutout.
Snyder's emergence has coincided with Navy's current spurt and the senior is 4-0 with a 0.00 goals-against average and a 1.000 save percentage. He has three solo shutouts and has made 13 saves in nearly 357 minutes of play.
Sophomore Jamie Dubyoski (Catonsville, Md.) continues to lead Navy in scoring with his 13 goals and six points. Greenspan (three goals) and senior Dave Arnold (Baltimore, Md.) (one goal, four assists) each have six points and freshman Alex Evans (Lansdale, Pa.) has five points on two goals and one assist.
Navy is off to a 2-0 start to conference play for the first time since 2003 and the Mids have defeated the two teams that were picked to finish first and second in the Patriot League preseason poll (American and Boston U., respectively).
Colgate enters the game with four points in conference play on a 1-1-1 record. Colgate most recently fell to Army, 1-0, on Wednesday evening. The Raiders defeated Lafayette, 1-0, and tied Loyola, 1-1. Colgate's (2-8-1) other win was against Cal State Fullerton.
Freshmen Zach Pagani and Geinda Smith have each scored two goals for the Raiders, who have been outscored 17-7 on the season. Goalkeeper Rickey Brown is 2-6-1 with a 1.24 goals-against average and a .756 save percentage.
Colgate tied for second place in the conference last fall with a 3-1-3 record, but the program lost three all-conference players due to graduation. The Raiders fell to Lafayette, 1-0, in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Colgate leads the all-time series against Navy, 11-9-5, but the Mids are 5-3-3 against Colgate in Annapolis.
In the last meeting between the two schools, Colgate defeated Navy, 3-2, in double overtime in Navy's 2012 season finale. Navy took a 1-0 lead and then a 2-1 lead, but the Raiders tied the game with 1:25 remaining in regulation and then won the game in the second overtime period. Dubyoski and Greenspan scored in the game for Navy.
Navy will play a pair of Patriot League road games next week, beginning with the rescheduled Lafayette game on Wednesday and then playing at Bucknell on Saturday.
Fans are reminded that the general public does not have access to drive their vehicles on to the U.S. Naval Academy. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5 and take a shuttle that will run every 10 minutes starting one hour before each game and will continue running throughout the game and for one hour after.