BALTIMORE – Quarterback Malcolm Perry helped Navy easily sail past South Florida (USF) on Oct. 18. Perry ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns as Navy rolled to a 35-3 victory over USF in Annapolis. The Midshipmen now have won three in a row for the first time in two years. During that 2017 season, […]
BALTIMORE – Quarterback Malcolm Perry helped Navy easily sail past South Florida (USF) on Oct. 18.
Perry ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns as Navy rolled to a 35-3 victory over USF in Annapolis. The Midshipmen now have won three in a row for the first time in two years. During that 2017 season, Navy began the season at 5-0.
Navy improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the American Athletic Conference.
As for Perry, who has truly come into his own this season, he became only the fourth Navy player to rush for more than 3,000 yards in his career with his effort in this game.
He had touchdown runs of 67 and 21 yards as Navy piled up 434 yards rushing and made life difficult for the Bulls. Perry’s long touchdown run came in the first quarter and gave the Midshipmen a 7-0 lead, and Navy never trailed again.
Jamale Carothers scored on a 58-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. That gave the Midshipmen a 14-0 lead. Navy went on to 21-3 halftime lead and simply rolled from there.
The Navy defense shut down USF (3-4, 1-2) and held the Bulls to 264 yards of total offense. All USF got was a late second-quarter field goal.
“That’s as dominant a defensive performance against a really good team [as] I’ve seen in a long time,” Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “The kids are playing really, really hard on defense.”
Men’s Soccer Loses First Match
No. 22 Navy battled Lehigh in a duel between the top two men’s soccer teams in the Patriot League on Oct. 19, but the Midshipmen came up short.
Lehigh scored two times in the second half and pulled out a 2-0 over host Navy, handing the Midshipmen their first loss this season.
Navy fell to 11-1-1 and 4-1-1 in the conference. Lehigh improved to 9-4-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the Patriot League.
Also, Lehigh is the first team to clinch a place in the Patriot League Tournament. The Mountain Hawks had 16 points after this game while Navy was next with 13, just ahead of Lafayette and Loyola (both with 12).
“I am really happy with how we played,” Navy Head Coach Tim O’Donohue said. “I was happy with our performance in a lot of ways. We have not lost until this point, and now we have to deal with a little adversity.”
Women’s Soccer Edges Bucknell
Carolyn Mang scored an overtime goal that gave Navy a 1-0 victory over visiting Bucknell in a Patriot League soccer match-up on Oct. 19.
Mang scored on a header in the 96th minute, coming off a Baseley McClaskey corner kick, to give the Mids the victory. Navy improved to 13-2-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Patriot League.
Bucknell fell to 5-10 and 3-3.
Navy had several good chances but plenty of bad luck. Three times, the Mids saw shots bang off the crossbar or post and couldn’t break through until Mang’s goal.
“That was some good soccer out there for us today,” Navy Head Coach Carin Gabarra said after the game. “We were very balanced in our attack. We can improve on our finishing, but overall I really liked the way we played, and I loved the passion that we had.”
Mang got the winning goal when she headed the McClaskey corner into the net 5 minutes, 48 seconds into overtime. Overall, Navy held a 7-1 edge in shots on goal.