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Men's Soccer Welcomes Lafayette for Wednesday Evening Contest

Oct. 24, 2017

Game Information
Lafayette (3-12-0, 2-4-0 PL) at Navy (2-10-2, 0-4-2 PL)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Annapolis, Md. | Glenn Warner Soccer Facility
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's soccer team (2-10-2 0-4-2 PL) will host Lafayette (3-12-0, 2-4-0 PL) in a Patriot League conference match on Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The game will have free live video, with Joe Miller calling the game. Live statistics will also be available.

Navy is 21-16-4 all-time against Lafayette and the Mids have won five straight matches against the Leopards. In 2016, Navy defeated Lafayette, 3-2, in overtime in Annapolis. Senior Daniel Zaremba scored twice in the win over Lafayette, including the game-winning goal in the 95th minute. Sophomore Ben Nicholas also scored a goal for Navy.

Navy will look to get back in the win column after going 0-4-1 in its last five outings. Navy's last win came on Sept. 26 in a 3-0 shutout victory over Saint Joseph's.

Navy is coming off a 1-0 loss at Boston University on Saturday. The Terriers, who are tied for first place with Loyola in the Patriot League standings, scored the game's lone goal in the 25th minute. With the loss, Navy fell to 0-7 in one-goal games this season.

Navy senior goalkeeper Mac Burke made five saves in the game against Boston U. Burke leads the Patriot League and ranks 19th in the NCAA in saves per game (4.86). Burke recently moved into fifth place on Navy's all-time list for goalkeeper minutes played with 3,373.

 

 

Senior midfielder Brock Dudley is also approaching a spot in the Navy men's soccer record book. Dudley enters Wednesday's game with 69 career games played. Dudley's 71st game will move him into Navy's top-10 list for career games played. Dudley, Navy's team captain, has played in a team-best 5,637 minutes in his four-year career.

Dudley is one of 10 Navy players averaging over 79.0 minutes this season. The other nine players are Burke, Zaremba, senior Aubrey Jones, senior Thomas Moore, junior TJ Powers, sophomore Andrew Hopkins, sophomore Diego Manrique, freshman Toni Adewole and freshman Jarvian Wigfall.

Zaremba and Jones have each scored a team-best three goals this season, while Powers leads the team with four assists.

Lafayette is coming off a 2-1 win over Colgate on Saturday. After going down 1-0 in the first half, Lafayette's sophomore defender Diego Gomera-Tavarez evened the game in the 56th minute and senior defender Christian Moyse scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the 77th minute.

Lafayette's other Patriot League win was a 1-0 home victory over Bucknell on Sept. 23.

Sophomore forward Evan Vare and Moyse share the Lafayette team lead in goals with three apiece.

Lafayette has used two goalkeepers this season. Senior Brad Seeber is 2-5-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in 660 minutes, while senior Brian Ehrlich is 1-7-0 with a 2.27 goals-against average in 714 minutes. Seeber played the full 90 minutes and made four saves in Lafayette's win over Colgate on Saturday.

Moyse was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against Colgate.

Lafayette is 10th in the Patriot League in goals per game (0.64), while Navy is seventh (0.86). Lafayette is ninth in the league in goals allowed per game (1.79) and Navy is sixth (1.43).

Lafayette enters the weekend tied for eighth place in the Patriot League with six points, while Navy is in 10th with two points.

Navy will next play at Colgate on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:00 PM. Navy will close the regular season by hosting Bucknell on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Parking / Shuttle Information
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 at 6:00 PM, one hour prior to the game and will continue running until one hour after the game is completed. Fans 18 and over need a government-issued photo ID. Enter Gate 5 off Taylor Ave. to park at the stadium. Dogs are not permitted inside the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

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