Sept. 28, 2012
By David Broughton
The Navy women’s soccer team will enter Patriot League play flying high with an 11-game winning streak, the best current streak in the country. Still, veteran head coach Carin Gabarra knows her team has many more hurdles to clear on the way to a coveted NCAA berth.
“Once you get into league play, everybody knows each other — coaches know each other, you know the players, you’ve done your scouting work,’’ said Gabarra, whose team will host American University on Friday night in the league opener for both schools.
“It takes some of the guessing out. The intensity of the games is higher, the reason for winning is bigger, there are a lot more rivalries. So games become more intense and hard fought.’’
Navy (11-1-0) hasn’t lost since a season-opening 3-0 defeat to nationally ranked Maryland nearly six weeks ago. Jacksonville, James Madison, Boise State and George Mason are among the teams the Mids have beaten during the streak.
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