Navy rolls in opener


EASTON, Pa. - In its Patriot League debut, the Navy lacrosse team crushed Lafayette in both teams' season and league opener Saturday, as the Mids topped the Leopards, 14-1, at Rappolt Field in Easton, Pa.

Navy's 14 goals marked the largest scoring output by the Mids since their 16-2 victory over St. Joseph's in the 2002 season opener.

Sophomore attack Ian Dingman led Navy with five goals.

Junior Seth DiNola and sophomore Matt Russell split time in the cage for the Mids. DiNola started the game and recorded three saves on the four shots he faced. Russell, meanwhile, gave up the Leopards' goal and made three saves.

Originally published February 21, 2004, 8:23 PM EST

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