It appears I jumped the gun. Navy is in the NCAA lacrosse tournament, and headed to UNC on Saturday to once again face the Tarheels in the opening round. Somehow Navy got the nod over Georgetown and Army, who suffered some fairly incredible meltdowns against suspect competition over the last few weeks. Then again, so did Navy, although Colgate went on to make the tournament as the Patriot League’s AQ. Still, I imagine the Mids’ selection has raised some eyebrows.
North Carolina’s offense hasn’t been overwhelming this year, so perhaps this is a good matchup for the Mids. The Heels did beat Johns Hopkins at the end of March, but two weeks later lost to an Ohio State team that Navy beat at the beginning of the season. It’s about as good a draw as we could have hoped for, and a win would likely mean a rematch with Johns Hopkins in Annapolis.
We were lucky just to get in. Here’s hoping we make the most of it.