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Navy-Princeton lacrosse capsule

Bill Wagner
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WHAT: Division I men’s lacrosse

WHO: Princeton (1-2) at No. 19 Navy (3-1)

WHEN: Tuesday, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

BROADCAST: Live stream on Patriot League Network

OUTLOOK: The Midshipmen moved into the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 19. The Tigers are among 10 teams receiving votes. This marks the first meeting between the schools since Navy defeated Princeton in the semifinals of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. This will be the 56th game in a series that began way back in 1925. The Midshipmen and Tigers met annually from 1934 through 1988 with the exception of three seasons. Navy holds a 39-15-1 advantage in the all-time series. This is Navy’s fifth straight home game to start the season. The Midshipmen rank ninth nationally with 8.5 assists per game. Senior midfielder Ryan Wade leads the team with nine assists. Sophomore attackman Christian Daniel is Navy’s top scorer with 20 points on 14 goals and six assists while Wade and fellow senior midfielder Greyson Torain are tied with 14 points apiece. Princeton, led by third-year head coach Matt Madalon, has lost back-to-back heartbreakers – falling to No. 13 Virginia 12-11 in overtime and No. 18 Johns Hopkins 14-12. The Tigers rank fifth nationally in scoring offense with 15.33 goals per game and are led by junior attackman Michael Sowers (18 points). Sowers, a third team USILA All-American a year ago, already ranks eighth in career points at Princeton with 183 (76 goals, 107 assists). The Pennsylvania native is 65 points shy of surpassing Kevin Lowe’s 25-year-old school record of 247 career points.

Compiled by Bill Wagner


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