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Navy men’s lacrosse coach Rick Sowell: Failing to reach Patriot League title game is ‘going to stick in our craw’

Navy men’s lacrosse coach Rick Sowell: Failing to reach Patriot League title game is ‘going to stick in our craw’

For the third time in the past four years, the Navy men’s lacrosse earned a share of the Patriot League’s regular-season championship. But parlaying that success into postseason hardware has been an exercise in frustration.

The team’s 10-9 overtime loss to Lehigh in the conference tournament semifinals on April 27 marked the third time in the last four seasons that the Midshipmen were denied an opportunity to advance to the title game and play for the crown.

In 2015, that squad tied Colgate for the regular-season championship, but fell to Army in the semifinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The following year, the team split the title with Loyola...

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