The Navy men’s lacrosse team seemed lost for much of the first half Sunday afternoon. As rain came down in buckets at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, visiting Jacksonville looked comfortable as it made crisp passes and showed no hesitation when it found scoring chances.
The Dolphins took advantage early, building a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and holding a 5-2 advantage with less than three minutes left in the half. It was an upset in the making in Annapolis.
“The way Jacksonville came out and jumped us early with their emotion and energy, I think gave us a little shot,” second-year Navy coach Joe Amplo said, “and it was exactly what we needed.