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Lacrosse to Face Winthrop at US Lacrosse Headquarters

March 2, 2018

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's lacrosse team will make the short drive to Sparks, Md. to take on Winthrop at Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters. The game between the Midshipmen (3-1) and the Eagles (1-2) is now slated for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The game will mark the first time Navy has played at the US Lacrosse Headquarters.

The game between the two teams marks the second meeting all-time between Navy and Winthrop. In the first meeting, the Midshipmen defeated the Eagles, 23-4, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Aimee Gennaro scored six goals and Jasmine DePompeo had seven points (2G, 5A) to lead the team.

US Lacrosse Headquarters
A $15 million capital campaign funded entirely by private donations resulted in a new headquarters for US Lacrosse, a training center for the U.S. national teams, and endowments for US Lacrosse safety and inclusion programs. The facility features a three-story administrative center named in honor of a lead gift from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, the National Hall of Fame and Museum, and Tierney Field.

US Lacrosse purchased the 12-acre plot of land in Sparks, Md., December 2012 and broke ground on the facility April 23, 2015. US Lacrosse staff moved into the building May 16, 2016, and opened the complex to the public Sept. 9-11, 2016.

The facility is located at 2 Loveton Circle, Sparks, Md. 21152.

Tewaaraton Watch List
The initial Tewaaraton Award Watch List was announced on Thursday evening and Navy women's lacrosse's Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.) and Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) were named to the list.

The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player. The 18th Annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held May 31, 2018 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Navy All-American midfielders Casey Rees (Baltimore, Md.) and Greyson Torain (Glen Burnie, Md.) have been named to the men's Tewaaraton Award Watch List.

National Rankings
Entering the week, Navy is ranked in all three of the major women's lacrosse polls. In the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, the Mids are ranked eighth, while in the IWLCA Coaches Poll, Navy dropped from 10th to 11th. According to the US Lacrosse poll, the Midshipmen are touted 10th.

Conference Corner
Navy women's lacrosse sophomore Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) was named Patriot League Attacker of the Week, as announced by the conference office. It is the first PL Attacker of the Week accolade of Larkin's career, but the eighth conference weekly award for the sophomore who registered a Patriot League record seven Rookie of the Week honors last season.

Larkin helped Navy to an 11-10 come-from-behind victory over Michigan on Sunday afternoon. She recorded a team-best five points, netting a team-high four goals to go along with an assist. The Alexandria, Va. native registered her second hat-trick of the season and the 12th of her career.

Last Time Out
The No. 8 Navy women's lacrosse team fell short on the road, 20-14, to No. 2 Boston College in a hard-fought game at the Newton Lacrosse Complex on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 6-0, while the Mids fell to 3-1.

For the first time this season, Navy did not win the draw control battle, as Boston College came away with 22 of 35 draw controls on the day. The extra possessions helped lead to more shots for the Eagles as the home team outshot the Midshipmen 33-26. In addition, BC came away with more ground balls (14-8).

Offensively, Navy had seven players combined for 14 goals with three players tallying multiple goals in the game. Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.) led the team with five goals and an assist for a team-best six points. She was joined by her sister Julia who finished the game with three goals for her second hat trick of the year. Andie O'Sullivan (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) notched two goals and an assist for three points, while Meg O'Donnell (Forest Hill, Md.), Molly O'Sullivan (Centreville, Va.), Kayla Harris (Annapolis, Md.) and Caitlin Blanche (Crofton, Md.) each chipped in a goal apiece. Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.), who scored a career-best six goals against the Eagles in the NCAA Semifinal game last season, was held without a goal, but the sophomore led the team with three of the Mids' five assists on the day.

Defensively, Ingrid Boyum (Herndon, Va.) took the loss at goal, surrendering 20 goals, while recording six saves on the day. The senior caused two turnovers between the posts, while picking up a team-high four ground balls in the game. As a team, Navy caused six of Boston College's 11 turnovers. The backline also helped the Midshipmen convert 15 of 16 clear attempts.

The game was back and forth in the early goings of the first half with the two teams trading goals.

Navy used a 4-1 run to take a 7-4 lead with 15:42 to play. The Mids look to have an 8-4 lead as Julia Collins appeared to score a goal with 12 minutes on the clock in the first half. However, the goal was waved off as it was deemed by the officials to be a dangerous shot. Julia Collins was given a yellow card and the momentum turned.

Following the yellow card, BC scored eight of the next nine goals to close the half. The Eagles used a 7-0 run to go ahead, 11-7.

In the second half, Navy used a 5-2 run to pull to within one at 14-13 with 11 minutes to play. However, the Midshipmen would get no closer as the Eagles closed the game on a 6-1 run to claim the 20-14 victory.

All-American Sam Apuzzo of Boston College scored a game-high nine goals, while adding an assist for a game-high 10 points on the afternoon.

Last Time vs. Winthrop (Feb. 10, 2013)
Aimee Gennaro scored six goals and Jasmine DePompeo had seven points (2G, 5A) to lead the Navy women's lacrosse team to a 23-4 win over Winthrop in its season opener at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Mids scored the game's first four goals and raced out to a 14-1 lead in the first 20 minutes. Attacker Kathy Young scored all four of her goals in the game's first 12 minutes and Gennaro scored five goals in the first 18.

Navy took a 16-2 lead into halftime and then outscored the Eagles, 7-2, in the second half. Timchal was able to get 34 players into the contest and used three different goalies.

Gennaro scored her six goals on just seven shots and she was one shy of her career-best goal total of seven. At one point in the first half, she scored back-to-back goals in an 11-second span. Gennaro notched her 17th-career hat trick.DePompeo matched her career-high of five assists and now has 101 in her career, the highest total in Navy history. DePompeo scored at least five points for the 21st time and her seven points are two shy of her career high. The 2013 Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year spread the wealth, assisting on goals by four different players.Young had a career-best nine draw controls to go along with her four goals and Loren Generi chipped in with five draw controls, two goals and one assist. Navy held a 20-9 edge in draw controls. Navy's starting attack line of DePompeo, Gennaro, Young and Generi combined for 14 goals and six assists for 20 points.

Goalie Charlotte Hauser made two saves and allowed just three goals in 40 minutes of action to notch her first career win. Annie Foky and Cassidy Chaney also saw time in the cage.

Navy outshot Winthrop, 37-12, in the game and 25-6 in the first half. Navy also won the ground ball battle, 13-8.



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