Navy Water Polo Wraps Up Saturday Sweep With Win Over Bucknell
Oct. 13, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The 14th-ranked Navy water polo team outscored Bucknell, 6-1, in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and defeat the Bison, 17-11, on Saturday night. The win moves Navy's record to 18-2 overall and 5-1 in the CWPA Southern Division standings.
"We will have a happy bus ride home tonight and we're happy to pull out that win. It was a game that we could lose midway in the third quarter, but we steadied the ship and finished strong," said Navy head coach Mike Schofield. "We made a little run at the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth quarter. It was a good team effort. We still have major work to do in goaltending and in our defensive mindset. But this win puts us in a good position for the final two league games."
Navy led 3-2 after one quarter but was tied with the Bison, 6-6, at halftime. The Midshipmen fell behind twice in the third quarter, but went on a three-goal run in the third quarter to grab a 10-8 lead before settling in for an 11-10 advantage after three quarters.
Bucknell would get to within one goal at 12-11 in the fourth quarter, but the Midshipmen scored the last five goals of the game for the 17-11 victory.
Navy will be off next weekend before hosting Johns Hopkins and George Washington on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Macdonough Hall in Annapolis.
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