ANNAPOLIS – It’s time for a record-book watch here at Navy. And not in a good way for Johns Hopkins.
The Blue Jays’ worst NCAA tournament margin of defeat is eight goals, set in 1976 (against Cornell), 1977 (also against Cornell) and 1995 (against Maryland).
Their largest margin of defeat ever is 13, set in 1910 (against Swarthmore) and matched against Maryland in 1953 and 1973.
Meanwhile, the worst drubbing of coach Dave Pietramala’s career was last year’s 17-6 beatdown at Duke.
All of those could go down, depending on how much Virginia values finishing off its pummeling in the fourth quarter.
Oh, and Shamel Bratton has as many goals (five) as Hopkins does through three quarters – and Virginia is up 16-5.
– Patrick Stevens