Feb. 16, 2013
LYNCHBURG, Va. -
Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) scored seven points as visiting Navy (2-0) downed Liberty (1-1), 15-7, in women's lacrosse under snowy conditions at the Liberty Lacrosse Field on Saturday. DePompeo has registered seven points in back-to-back games to open the 2013 season.
"We are happy with the win and we know how important it is to get that first road victory of the season," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "We played a feisty Liberty team today. I felt they were highly motivated coming off their win last week over Stetson and they really pushed us in the draw controls. Now we are looking forward to getting back home and preparing for High Point and Monmouth."
DePompeo scored just 19 seconds into the game and senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) added a second goal a minute later as the Mids got off to a fast start. After a Liberty tally, DePompeo set up junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) for a goal and then Liberty scored again to make if a 3-2 game.
Gennaro then scored again off a feed from DePompeo and then Gennaro scored her third of the game just 33 seconds later. Sophomore attacker Loren Generi's (Bayport, N.Y.) tally at 12:22 made it 6-2 before Liberty scored to break their 10-minute scoring drought.
Navy then went on another 3-0 run, starting with a free-position goal by DePompeo and then one by Generi. Gennaro then netted her fourth of the first half off yet another assist from DePompeo just 11 seconds after Generi's goal and Navy took a 9-4 lead into halftime.
Junior midfielder Jill Coughlin
(Annapolis, Md.) scored three goals in the second half and DePompeo, Generi and junior Molly Hamilton
(New Albany, Ohio) also scored in the second frame as the Mids outscored the Flames 6-3 after halftime to secure the 15-7 win.
DePompeo's seven points came on three goals and four assists and Gennaro scored four times after tallying six against Winthrop in last week's season opener for a season total of 10. DePompeo has 14 points on five goals and nine assists.
Generi had three goals, an assist and five draw controls on Saturday and Coughlin added three ground balls to her hat trick. Freshman midfielder Miranda Beal (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had a strong game with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Senior goalie Charlotte Hauser (Greenfield Center, N.Y.) earned her second win of the season in the cage while splitting time with sophomore Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) and freshman Cassidy Chaney (Englewood, Colo.).
Navy outshot Liberty, 36-21, and held a 17-15 edge in ground balls. Navy also outdrew Liberty, 13-11.
Liberty's Morgan Becker and Nina Dunay each scored twice and goalie Kristen Masullo made 13 saves and allowed 15 goals in 60 minutes.
This was the first-ever meeting between Navy and Liberty.
The Mids are receiving votes in both the IWLCA and deBeer Media Polls.
Navy will next host High Point on Friday at 4:00 PM.