Navy women fall short at Va. Tech in WNIT loss


In Blacksburg, Va., Host Virginia Tech outscored Navy 9-2 down the stretch to come away with a 75-64 victory on Sunday in a second-round game in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

The Hokies (19-13) will move on to the next round, where they will take on Penn State.

The loss brought an end to a successful season for Navy (24-10). The Mids won the first post-season tournament game in program history –– and attained just the second WNIT victory in Patriot League history –– with Friday night’s 61-51 overtime victory at George Washington. The 24 victories tied for the most in a single season in program history.

The Mids, who were picked sixth in this year’s Patriot League preseason poll, placed second in the league with a 14-4 record, won three games against Army West Point and advanced to the championship game of the league tournament.

“I think it (the last few weeks) summed up the entire season in terms of being competitive and trying to rise to every occasion that is brought our way,” said senior Sarita Condie, who led the Mids with 26 points. “I wasn’t surprised we battled and competed in all of the games. I think it is cool we came together this way at the end of the season because that’s what we have been working for.”