No. 18/14 Women's Lacrosse to Play at George Washington Wednesday
March 19, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The No. 18/14 Navy women's lacrosse team (8-1, 2-0 PL) will play at George Washington (5-3, 0-0 A10) on Wednesday at 4:00 PM at the GW Lacrosse Field at the Mount Vernon Campus. Live statistics and live video will be available.
The Mids moved up to two spots to No. 18 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll this week and up one spot to No. 14 in the deBeer Media Poll. Both rankings are the highest Navy has ever been in each respective poll.
Navy has won back-to-back games, defeating New Hampshire in overtime, 11-10, last Wednesday and then downing Bucknell, 9-3, in a snow-shortened game on Saturday. The Mids had a 2-1 record last week, suffering their first loss of the season to No. 4 Northwestern, 15-12, on Monday.
Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for her play against Northwestern, New Hampshire and Bucknell. DePompeo totaled 18 points on the week on eight goals and 10 assists, which included eight points against Northwestern.
In the latest NCAA statistical rankings, released Monday, DePompeo is second in the nation in points per game (6.33), second in total assists (28), third in total points (57), fourth in assists per game (3.11) and fifth in total goals (29).
Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) is eighth in the nation in goals-against average (6.91) and 12th in save percentage (.485). Foky owns a 6-1 record.
As a team, Navy is fifth in the country in scoring defense at 6.78 goals-allowed per game. Navy is also sixth in the country in total points scored (182), 15th in goals per game (14.11) and seventh in scoring margin (+7.33).
Junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) scored six goals against Bucknell, all in the first half, and is second on the team with 27 goals. Senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) has started every game in her four-year career at Navy and is currently tied with 2012 graduate Kierstin King for the program record of 72 career starts. Young's twin sister Beth Young (Berwyn, Pa.) is right behind her with 71 career starts.
Wednesday's game will be the first meeting between Navy and George Washington and Navy is 1-0 against the Atlantic 10 this season. Navy defeated 2012 A-10 runner-up Richmond, 12-8, on March 2. George Washington is 2-0 against the Patriot League, having defeated Bucknell, 11-9, and Holy Cross, 11-9.
The Colonials (5-3) won four straight games against George Mason, Bucknell, Holy Cross and Mount St. Mary's before falling to No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, 16-6. Johns Hopkins opened the game on a 7-0 run and never let the Colonials get back within six in the 10-goal victory.
Sophomore midfielder Jamie Bumgardner has a team-high 27 points on nine goals and 18 assists and senior attacker Nicole Lacey leads the Colonials with 20 goals. Senior goalie Jess Hicks is 5-3 with a 10.28 goals-against average and a .418 save percentage.
The Mids will look to go 3-0 in conference play when the squad hosts Lafayette (6-3, 0-1 PL) on Saturday at 12 noon. Navy defeated Lafayette, 18-7, in 2012 and leads the all-time series, 5-0.