DeLAND—Three different players each scored a goal as Navy defeated Stetson, 3-1, on Sunday at the Athletic Training Center.
On a sunny and humid day which saw the teams combined for 47 total substitutions, the Midshipmen (1-2-1) were the aggressors, launching 19 shots on the day including eight shots on goal. They wasted no time getting on the board.
Navy’s Claire McAdam gave her squad a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the game when she took a pass Morgan Dankanich and rifled it to the far right corner of the goal.
Stetson came right back and scored its first home goal of the season in three matches when Brianne Boldrin broke free along the right sideline and twisted a difficult shot just inside the lower left goalpost, tying the game at 1-1 in the 11th minute.
Cat Macklin used a double assist by Lily Kraemer and Courtney Hook to sneak a shot past Stetson goalkeeper Kahri Smith to make it 2-1 in the 32nd minute.
Navy padded its lead early in the second half. Smith’s clear attempt was intercepted by Nat Dzhandzhapanyan, who quickly passed to Dankanich for an open shot into the goal in the 52nd minute. Navy led, 3-1.
Stetson had a couple of scoring opportunities in the second half, both courtesy of Sarah Collins. One shot was saved by Navy keeper Dayton Wetherby, and Collins was just wide to the left on the other shot.
Overall, the Hatters managed just six shots for the game (two on goal).
Both teams employed goalkeeper tandems. Navy’s Wetherby and Taygan Grundy held the Hatters in check, while Stetson used freshmen Smith and Karlie Hightower. Smith allowed all three goals but made five saves in 62 minutes.
The Hatters return to action when they visit Miami (Fla.), 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 in Coral Gables.