ANNAPOLIS, MD. - The Howard men's soccer team took 11 shots against Navy but couldn't find the back of the net, tying the Midshipmen, 0-0 Tuesday night in Annapolis. The game was delayed 40 minutes at the start of the contest due to lightning and was called with 13:41 to play because of a second wave of lightning.
"Our defense was outstanding for most of the night and we are going to be very solid defensively," Head Coach Joseph Okoah said. "We just need to generate a bit more on the offensive end."
Besides committing fewer fouls (Navy had 11 fouls while Howard had 10), the Bison picked up seven saves compared to two by the Mids. GK Victor Thomas was credited with those seven while earning his third career shutout.
"For us to get a shutout against this team is incredible. A lot of that credit goes to Thomas," Okoh added.
As of last week, Navy ranked in the top 10 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings.
The Bison are off for over a week and return to action on Oct. 21 with a home conference matchup against Adelphi.