March 15, 2014
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Behind senior Aimee Gennaro’s (Havertown, Pa.) five goals, No. 19/11 Navy women’s lacrosse defeated Bucknell, 15-4, Saturday at Holmes Stadium. Navy starts the season 8-0 for the first time in program history.
“We came out strong and had very solid first half performance,” said head coach Cindy Timchal. “We were able to keep our distance in the second half and finished out a good road win over Bucknell.”
Gennaro paced the Mids offense with five goals on five shots. The senior co-captain has recorded 21 goals in her four career games against the Bison. Junior Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) and senior Jill Coughlin (Annapolis, Md.) combined for six points on five goals and one assist. Freshman Morgan Young (Baltimore, Md.) recorded her first collegiate goal.
“Aimee [Gennaro] read the defense very well today and has had much success against Bucknell historically,” said Timchal. “Despite Bucknell buckling down on her in the second half, she was able to still score one more time with good resilience.”
The Mids outshot the Bison, 31-14 and held an advantage in draw controls, 13-8. Generi broke the program record for draw controls in a single game with 12. She and Erin Rawlick previously held the record with 11.
Navy (8-0, 2-0 Patriot League) took care of business in the first half, scoring 10 goals on 19 shots. Gennaro and Generi led the way in the first 30 minutes, combining for eight points on seven goals and one assist. Gennaro scored three of Navy’s first six goals to give the Mids an early 6-0 lead with 14:55 left. Generi then tallied two of Navy’s final four goals of the half in a span of 8:46.
Bucknell (0-7, 0-2 PL) looked to climb back into the contest, tallying three of the first five goals in the second half to cut the deficit to nine, 12-3, with 8:28 left in the game. The Bison’s Emily Kookogey scored twice during that run in a span of 2:36.
Navy then responded with three of the final four scores of the contest to cap the game at 15-4. Mids goalkeeper Annie Foky stayed perfect in net, recording six saves on 10 chances. Foky continues to stay hot in goal, recording 19 saves in the last three games to raise her save percentage from .324 to .425.
Navy will wrap up its two-game road trip on Wednesday, March 19 against American. The game is slated for 3 p.m. and can be seen live for free and in high-definition on PatriotLeague.TV and navysports. com.
- Aimee Gennaro and Jill Coughlin both extended their streak of consecutive games with a goal to 24 and 11, respectively
- During Gennaro’s stretch of 24 consecutive games with a goal, she has recorded 20 multi-goal performances following her five-goal game against the Bison.
- Gennaro added five more to her active NCAA-leading career goal total of 192 goals.
- Navy has won nine straight road games, which is tied for the second longest active streak in Division I
- Navy recorded its 14th-straight Patriot League win. The Mids are one game shy of tying the league record of 15-straight, which was set by Lafayette.