Plenty at Stake for Navy and Army in Women's Soccer Match

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Kim An and Army host Navy Friday at West Point in a rematch of the 2011 Patriot League title match.
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Kim An and Army host Navy Friday at West Point in a rematch of the 2011 Patriot League title match.
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Oct. 19, 2012

By Mike Klingaman

On paper, it should be a rout.

Navy (15-1-1) hasn't lost since its opener and boasts the nation's second longest unbeaten streak in women's soccer. Army, meanwhile, is a disappointing 6-9.

Navy coach Carin Jennings-Gabarra has been there 20 years and celebrated her 250th victory at Annapolis this season. Army's coach resigned in June, handing the team to an interim.

But the Mids say that won't matter when the teams square off in West Point at 7 p.m. on Friday.

"Honestly, Army's record means nothing," said Navy defender Kahra Kelty (Arundel). "This is just like when the schools play football."

Navy's lone defeat was a 3-0 loss to No. 7 Maryland in its season opener, a game that was delayed by lightning for nearly two hours.

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