PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The Navy Sprint Soccer Team (4-0, 2-0 CSFL South) defeated Alderson Broaddus (0-4, 0-2 CSFL South) on Saturday afternoon, 65-10, at Multi-Sport Performance Philippi Stadium, W. Va. The contenders outscored their opponents, 186-23, scoring three games with 50 or more points.
“I am really proud of the way the team reacted today”, Major Alfonso Meidus, USMC. “We had an effective week of training and we saw that it was linked to the success today on the pitch. We were able to maintain and complete the practices and score points. We will focus on our health during our next week off. “
Offensively, the Navy scored eight touchdowns and three field goals for a game-high 65 points. Ball carriers Matthew McGee (Port Charlotte, Florida) and Alex Totta (Kansas City, Kan.) Led the team with two touchdowns apiece, while Tyler Massena (Snohomish, Wash.) Also rushed for a score. Jack masterson (Reno, Nevada) and Trent Parker (Washington, DC) added TD reception with Guillaume Leong (Irvine, California) and Luc Wagner (Edmond, Oklahoma.). The Navy’s final score came from Dante Carrasco (Germantown, Tenn.) Who returned a 95-yard kickoff for a score.
Totta finished the game with 101 rushing yards, the team’s top, while McGee added 75 rushing yards. Leong was 20-for-26 for 268 yards and a touchdown without interceptions. Wagner finished 4-for-5 with a touchdown pass and an interception. André Margiotta (Vienna, Va.) Led the team with 139 receiving yards that day.
Defensively, the contenders held the Battlers to 208 total yards, including -15 rushing yards. This is the second game in a row that the Navy defense has held an opponent at negative rushing yards, holding Army at -10 rushing yards in the annual All-Star Game. As a team, Navy finished with 11 tackles for a loss, including 3.0 sacks. Individually, Major Kent (Dallas, TX) led the way with 10 tackles, including 1.5 loss tackles. Paul Kuehler (Roanoke, Va.) Added eight saves, including a record 2.5 loss. Jacques Costigan (Middletown, New Jersey), Camren ross (Whitefish, Mont.), And Jacques Thomas (Darnestown, Md.) Each collected 1.0 sack in the game.
Golden Mychal (Jonesboro, Ark.) Was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, while adding eight PATs for 17 points. Golden was true of 45, 35 and 39 during the game.
Navy was the first team to score as Golden capped an eight-play, 52-yard record with a 45-yard field goal to put the contenders ahead 3-0 after their first drive. In the Mids’ second practice of the game, Navy scoured the field six plays, 49 yards before Golden converted a 35-yard field goal attempt to give the contenders the lead, 6-0.
In the second quarter, the Midshipmen had a 44-yard seven-game drive in the fourth game of the quarterback with a three-yard dip from McGee into the end zone. Golden’s extra point put Navy ahead 13-0 with just over 13 minutes left at halftime.
Alderson Broaddus slashed the Navy’s lead with a 26-yard field goal on the Battlers’ first practice in the second quarter, which was set up by an 88-yard pass to the Navy’s five-yard line. The Midshipmen responded to the Battlers’ scoreline, as Carrasco returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to put the Mids ahead 20-3 with 9:34 left in the half.
Following a failed field placement attempt by AB, the Midshipmen wereted no time scoring seven points on the scoreboard. McGee capped an 80-yard drive in four games with an 8-yard jaunt into the end zone. The practice was highlighted by a 74-yard pass from Leong to Margiotta to establish the score.
Navy forced a punt by Alderson Broaddus. The punt was shot at the AB 43 yard line. In the first play of the scrum, Totta broke free and found the end zone for his first touchdown of the game, extending the contenders’ advantage to 34. -3 with 3:23 left in the half. The Mids added a field goal from Golden as time slipped into the half to enter intermission 37-3.
In the third quarter, Totta found the end zone for the second time of the day, as the junior capped a 51-yard drive in eight games with a 17-yard rush into the end zone to bring the score to 44. -3. The Navy used short ground to their advantage to extend the advantage to 51-3. The Mids ended a 36-yard four-game drive with a pass from Leong to Parker for 14 yards. Wagner completed a 58-yard touchdown pass to Masterson to increase the Navy’s lead to 58-3 until the third quarter.
In the fourth, Alderson Broaddus managed to score a touchdown to give the home team 10 points, but Navy responded with a touchdown. The Midshipmen’s practice was capped with a 21-yard run into the end zone by Massena to extend the lead to 55 points at 65-10.
The Navy returns to action on Friday, October 22, as Midshipmen welcome Cornell to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and live stats will be available.