Lacrosse

Navy men’s lacrosse team encouraged by Casey Rees’ recovery from head injury

Navy men’s lacrosse team encouraged by Casey Rees’ recovery from head injury

The No. 11 Navy men’s lacrosse team’s 13-12 win at No. 12 Syracuse on Saturday was notable for the way it ended on senior faceoff specialist Joe Varello’s game-winning goal with 0.2 of a second left in regulation.

The offensive performance was also remarkable because senior midfielder Casey Rees sat out the entire second half because of a head injury. The Baltimore resident and Boys’ Latin graduate had opened his team’s scoring with a goal 2:24 into the first quarter, but left near the end of the second period after absorbing a hit from an Orange player.

Coach Rick Sowell said the outlook for Rees — who ranks fourth on the...

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