BALTIMORE — The Navy women’s golf team finished sixth place in last weekend’s Nittany Lion Invitational tournament.
Overall, Navy finished with a score of 48-over par (912) and at one point moved into a tie for fifth place but ended up sixth. The second round of the tournament helped the Mids move as they shot a 9-over 297 which got them into that fifth-place tie for the day.
“It was a good tournament, and we continue to put together two solid rounds a day,” Navy Coach Nadia Ste-Marie said. “We are close to getting four strong scores, and we are continuing to learn, grown and build toward our spring season.”
Christine McDonnell, a junior, topped Navy and finished 4-over par for the three-round tournament at Penn State. She ended the game with a score of 220.
Also, McDonnell finished with Navy’s lone round below par in the tournament when she fired a 1-under 71 in the second round. Overall, she finished tied for 11th in the field of 72 golfers.
Amelia Root, a sophomore, improved by three shots in each round (7-over to 4-over to 1-over) and ended up tied for 26th overall.
Navy Women’s Soccer Wins Eighth Straight Game
The Navy women’s soccer team kept right on rolling last weekend, scoring a 1-0 victory over host Colgate on Sept. 21.
The Mids now have won eight games in a row, and this was the first Patriot League game for both teams. Kristina Dzhandzhapanyan scored in the second half to give Navy the victory.
Navy improved to 9-1 overall, and 1-0 in the Patriot League.
“As with most conference games, this outcome could’ve gone either way,” said Navy Coach Carin Gabarra. “Our defense deserves a lot of credit for standing strong late. This wasn’t our best effort, but at the end of the day, we’re happy to come away with a hard-fought win.”
Dzhandzhapanyan scored at the 56:52 mark, which gave Navy the lead for good. Although Kaitlynn Johns is not the goalie, she made a big save when she got the ball off the goal line in the 72nd minute, and Colgate (1-6-1, 0-1) couldn’t come back.
Football Shoots For 3-0
The Navy football team travels to Memphis on Sept. 26 and will try to shoot for a 3-0 record as they continue to make the frustrating 2018 season a distant memory.
The game is set for 8 p.m. at the Liberty Bowl and will also be an American Athletic Conference match-up. Navy now is 2-0 and a win would make the Midshipmen 3-0 for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
Malcolm Perry has been spectacular at quarterback for Navy in the first few games of the season, but both offenses may have their hands full.
Navy comes into this contest No. 4 in the FBS in total defense (226.5 yards/game), just behind Memphis at No. 3 (226.3).
In terms of scoring defense, Navy stands at No. 2 (8.5 points per game), while Memphis is 14th (13.3 ppg).