Women's Lacrosse to Play at Saint Joseph's on Tuesday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy women's lacrosse (4-1) is set to play Saint Joseph's (2-2) on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. at Sean Sweeney Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The game was moved up a day due to impending inclement weather expected in the Philadelphia area.
Navy enters the week 4-1 overall and 0-1 in true road games, while Saint Joseph's is 2-2 and 1-0 at Sweeney Field. The Hawks are 2-0 in the City of Brotherly Love, knocking off crosstown foe Temple, 18-11, on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The game between Navy and Saint Joseph's will mark the first time the two programs will meet in women's lacrosse. All time, the Midshipmen are 14-1 (.933) against members of the Atlantic 10. The last time Navy played in Philadelphia, the Mids posted a 23-11 victory over A-10 opponent UMass in the second round of the NCAA Tournament during the 2017 Final Four run.
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.
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 and US Lacrosse polls have the Midshipmen are touted 11th.
Last Time Out:
Tewaaraton Award Watch List player Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) scored five goals and chipped in four assists to lead Navy women's lacrosse (4-1) with nine points in a 22-11 victory over Winthrop (1-3) on a windy Saturday night at Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Navy was able to use 28 players in the game, including six players who saw their first action of the season.
Offensively, Larkin scored four of her five goals in the second half, helping the Midshipmen to 10-4 advantage in the second stanza. The sophomore, who leads the team in assists with 12, had four of the teams' nine helpers.
Navy had eight players score in the game with six notching multiple goals and four recording hat tricks. Along with Larkin, Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.), Julia Collins (Clarksville, Md.), and Caitlin Blanche (Crofton, Md.) posted hat tricks. The Collins twins scored four goals apiece, while Blanche registered her first collegiate hat trick with three goals in her first start as a Midshipmen. Natalie Irwin (Annandale, Va.) also made the most of her first collegiate start, netting the first two goals of her career. Kayla Harris (Annapolis, Md.) chipped in two goals, while Mackenzie Orr (Berwyn, Pa.) and Carley Seekamp (East Hampton, N.Y.) each added a goal apiece.
Defensively, the Midshipmen caused 12 of the Eagles' 17 turnovers. Seven different players caused a turnover in the game with four causing multiple turnovers. Harris paced the team with three caused turnovers, while Julia Collins, Andie O'Sullivan (Valley Cottage, N.Y.), and Marie Valenti (Bechtelsville, Pa.) each added two caused turnovers apiece.
Navy used three goalies in the contest. Ingrid Boyum (Herndon, Va.) was credited with the win, tallying the most minutes between the pipes. Gab Harchelroad (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Annie Maloney (Ellicott City, Md.) each saw time at goal, with the duo each notching a save apiece.