The Washington Times - April 11, 2009, 12:35PM

BALTIMORE – Just reached the break in the opener of the Day of Rivals doubleheader at M&T Bank Stadium, and Navy probably could be up a little more than 4-2 at this point.

Defensively, the Midshipmen have been fine, and goalie Tommy Phelan is enjoying another stout day with seven saves. Army is a mere 2-for-14, and one of its goals came in an extra-man situation.

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The trouble for Navy is it just hasn’t created enough offensive chances, particularly in the second quarter. The Mids were on the verge of blowing things open after seizing a 4-1 lead in the first quarter, but that production didn’t translate into the next 15 minutes.

Still, Navy is in good shape to collect its third victory in as many weekends – assuming, of course, the offense flips back on once the second half gets back underway.

– Patrick Stevens