Sept. 14, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The No. 15-ranked Navy water polo team scored its most goals in a game since October 14, 1995, breezing to a 26-7 triumph over Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Friday night in Scott Natatorium.
The win improves Navy's record to 5-0 on the young season as the Midshipmen head into the second day of the Navy Invitational on Saturday.
The 26 goals equaled the second most in a game in school history, just behind the school-record 28 goals scored in a 28-2 victory over Washington & Lee on Sept. 16, 1983. The last time Navy scored 26 goals in a game came in a 26-10 win over Johns Hopkins almost 17 full years ago.
"Our guys been working hard this week, so to come out and play like this is encouraging. We did a good job tonight up and down the lineup," said Navy head coach Mike Schofield. "It was great to get a lot of players a lot of action and hopefully we can carry some of the momentum into tomorrow."
The Midshipmen bolted out to an 8-3 lead after one quarter and pushed the lead to 13-5 at halftime. The Midshipmen led 20-6 after three quarters.
Navy has now outscored its opponents, 113-42, in five games this season and has scored at least 18 goals in every game. Navy is averaging 22.6 goals per game so far this season.
Paul Pedrotty continued his torrid start to the season with seven points on five goals and two assists, scoring six of his seven points in the first quarter. Pedrotty now has 19 goals and six assists for 25 points already this year. Freshman Lucas MacLellan (3 g, 1 a), Tyler Thein (2 g, 2 a) and Archie Warren (4 a) added four points each. Ten other players scored at least two points.
Five goalies split time in goal with Anthony Gutierrez seeing most of the time, registering six saves and five goals allowed. Eugene Chang recorded two saves in goals.
Navy will play four games on Saturday in the Navy Invitational, beginning at 12:45 in Macdonough Hall against Connecticut College.
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