No. 20 Navy to Host High Point and Monmouth This Weekend
Feb. 21, 2013
High Point (1-1) at No. 20 Navy (2-0)
Feb. 22, 2013 | 4:00 PM
Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The 20th-ranked Navy women's lacrosse team (2-0) will host a pair of games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this weekend. The Mids will face High Point (1-1) on Friday at 4:00 PM and Monmouth (0-1) on Sunday at 12 noon. Live statistics will be available for both games on navysports.com and Sunday's game will be broadcast on Navy All-Access.
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Friday's game against High Point will feature the popular 'Meet the Mids' promotion. The first 100 kids in attendance will receive a free 'Meet the Mids' t-shirt and all fans can get autographs from the team after the game. Admission is free for all Navy women's lacrosse home games and parking at the stadium is $5.
Navy is off to a 2-0 start this season on wins against Winthrop (23-4) and Liberty (15-7). Junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) has scored 10 goals in the first two games, including six against Winthrop. Gennaro was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) has scored a team-high 14 points on five goals and nine assists. Senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) has five goals and 11 draw controls and sophomore attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) has five goals, two assists and 11 draw controls.
Navy has used three goalies in each of its first two games. The trio of senior Charlotte Hauser (Greenfield Center, N.Y.), sophomore Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) and freshman Cassidy Chaney (Englewood, Colo.) have combined for a 5.50 goals-against average and a .476 save percentage.
Mids Ranked No. 20 in deBeer Media Poll
Navy is ranked No. 20 in the first deBeer Media Poll of the regular season. The Mids had been receiving votes in the preseason poll and are also receiving votes in the IWLCA Preseason Coaches Poll. The first IWLCA poll of the regular season will be released next week. This marks the fourth-straight season Navy has appeared in the deBeer Media Poll.
Home Win Streak Stands at 13
After playing at Liberty last weekend, Navy returns home to play six-straight games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy is 50-6 (.893) all-time at home and the team has won 13-straight home games. Navy is one home win shy from trying the program record of 14-consecutive home wins, which spanned from Feb. 23, 2008 to March 7, 2009. Navy was 11-0 at home in 2012 and its current home winning streak began on May 7, 2011.
Scouting High Point
High Point enters Friday's contest at 1-1, having defeated Virginia Tech, 9-5, and falling to No. 3 Florida, 13-7. Through two games, junior midfielder Alec Perry leads the team with six goals. Senior goalie Anna Wallingford has a 9.08 GAA and is the reigning Big South Defensive Player of the Week.
High Point was 15-4 in 2012, its second season of varsity play. The Panthers won the National Lacrosse Conference regular season title at 7-0 but fell to Jacksonville in the tournament championship game, 16-9. The Panthers are now competing in the Big South Conference and they have been chosen as the preseason favorites.
Wallingford was the National Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year in 2012. Also returning for High Point is Mackenzie Carroll, the league's player in 2012 and Grace Gaeng, the 2011 player of the year.
The all-time series between Navy and High Point is even at 1-1. Navy won the series opener in 2011, 11-8, and High Point was victorious in 2012, 11-10. High Point was just one of three teams to defeat Navy in 2012, along with No. 1 Northwestern and No. 5 North Carolina, as the Mids were 18-3.
The Hawks enter the weekend at 0-1 and will play at home against Delaware on Friday at 3:00 PM before traveling to Annapolis for the Sunday contest.
Monmouth fell to Fairfield, 14-7, in its season opener last week. Sophomore midfielder Emily Barbieri and senior attacker Cassie Campasano each scored two goals in the loss. Sophomore goalie Katie Donohoe allowed 14 saves in 60 minutes and made nine saves.
The Hawks were voted as the Northeast Conference preseason favorite in 2013 and are coming off a postseason appearance in 2012. Monmouth was 6-3 in league play and captured the NEC tournament title with an 11-3 win over Mount St. Mary's. The Hawks advanced to the NCAA Play-In Game, falling to Towson, 15-5.
Navy is 2-0 all-time against Monmouth, having defeated the Hawks, 13-4, in 2012 and 17-5 in 2010. Navy is 13-0 all-time against Northeast Conference schools.
The Mids will continue their season-long six-game homestand by hosting Richmond on March 2 at 1:00 PM.