No. 20/15 Navy Resumes League Play at Bucknell Saturday
Head coach Cindy Timchal
March 15, 2013
Update: The game has been moved up to 11:00 AM due to an incoming snow storm.
No. 20/15 Navy (7-1, 1-0) at Bucknell (1-6, 0-1)
March 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lewisburg, Pa. | Graham Field
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Navy leads series, 5-0 | Last Meeting: Navy, 21-11 (3/10/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's lacrosse team (7-1, 1-0) will resume Patriot League play at Bucknell (1-6, 0-1) on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Graham Field. Navy enters the game ranked No. 20 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and No. 15 in the deBeer Media Poll. Navy just finished a six-game homestand and the Bucknell game will be only the team's second road contest of the season.
Navy defeated Bucknell, 21-11, in Annapolis in 2012. Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) scored seven points on four goals and three assists and sophomore attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) had four goals, one assist and seven draw controls. Generi scored the first three goals of the game, needing just 3:01 to register a hat trick.
DePompeo also scored seven points (6G, 1A) against Bucknell in Navy's 17-7 win in 2011 and junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) added eight points on seven goals and one assist.
The Mids have already played two games this week, edging New Hampshire in overtime, 11-10, on Wednesday after falling to No. 4 Northwestern, 15-12, on Monday.
Junior midfielder Jill Coughlin (Annapolis, Md.) scored the game-winning goal in overtime against UNH with just 5.7 seconds remaining and DePompeo scored seven points on five goals and two assists. Navy trailed 4-0 and later 8-7 to UNH, but rallied twice and then outscored the Wildcats 2-1 in overtime.
Navy battled with Northwestern, the defending national champion, and the teams were tied at 10-10 with under 15 minutes to go before Northwestern went on a 5-0 run. Navy responded with back-to-back goals but could not get any closer than the 15-12 final. DePompeo scored a season-high eight points (5G, 3A) against Northwestern.
DePompeo leads Navy and is ranked second in the country with 52 points on 28 goals and 24 assists. Goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) is 5-1 with a 7.31 goals-against average and a .495 save percentage. DePompeo is the current Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Foky has been named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week three straight times.
Generi is second on the team with 31 points (23G, 8A) and Gennaro is third with 28 points (21G, 7A). Generi also has a team-high 38 draw controls.
Gennaro recently tied 2011 graduate Katrina Nietsch for fourth place on Navy's all-time goals list with 126. Senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) is currently second in school history with 149 goals and DePompeo is third with 141. DePompeo is already Navy's career leader with 120 assists and ranks second with 261 career points to 2010 graduate Erin Rawlick (294). Young is also nearing the top of Navy's all-time games started list and her twin sister Beth Young (Berwyn, Pa.) is one game behind. Kathy is already the school's all-time leader in career free-position goals (42).
Navy Career Record Book Goals 1. 199 Erin Rawlick 2008-10 2. 149 Kathy Young 2010-P 3. 141 Jasmine DePompeo 2010-P T4. 126 Aimee Gennaro 2011-P T4. 126 Katrina Nietsch 2008-11
Games Started 1. 72 Kierstin King 2009-12 2. 71 Kathy Young 2010-P 3. 70 Beth Young 2010-P
Navy head coach Cindy Timchal will be seeking her 420th career win on Saturday. In her 31st season as a head coach, Timchal is 419-109 and is the sport's all-time wins leader. Timchal is 83-23 in six seasons in Annapolis.
Bucknell coach Randall Goldsborough is a 1997 graduate of Maryland, where she played for Timchal and later coached under Timchal. Goldsborough won national titles as both a player and a coach at Maryland. She was also born at the Naval Academy hospital and her father graduated from the Academy.
Bucknell notched its first win of the season this past Tuesday by breezing past Presbyterian, 20-7. Junior midfielder Katelyn Miller scored a career-high six goals and sophomore attacker Claire Switala (3G, 2A) and senior midfielder Ryan Wenk (2G, 3A) each had five points. Bucknell built up a 12-5 lead at halftime and outscored Presbyterian 6-0 over the final 24 minutes.
The Bison fell to Colgate, 19-7, in its Patriot League opener last weekend. Bucknell trailed 8-7 with 25 minutes to go before Colgate finished the game with an 11-0 run.
Miller, a 2012 second-team all-conference selection, leads Bucknell with 14 goals and Wenk has nine goals and four assists. Starting goalie Caroline O'Neill is 1-6 with a 15.09 goals-against average and a .369 save percentage.
After finishing 5-12 overall and 0-6 in the conference in 2012, Bucknell had a challenging start to the 2013 season, opening with three straight losses to top-20 opponents in Stony Brook, Penn State and Johns Hopkins.
Navy leads the all-time series against Bucknell, 5-0, and has outscored the Bison, 62-22, in the past three meetings.
Elsewhere in the Patriot League on Saturday, Holy Cross (1-0) is at American (0-0) and Lehigh (0-1) is hosting Colgate (1-0).
Navy will next travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 20 to take on first-time opponent George Washington (5-2) at 4:00 PM.