No. 19 Women's Lacrosse Looks to Rebound Against Colgate Saturday
March 28, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Falling for the first time in Patriot League play since the 2011 regular-season finale, No. 19 Navy women's lacrosse looks to get back to its winning ways against Colgate on Saturday, March 29 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Game is slated for 12 noon and will be streamed live for free and in high-definition on PatriotLeague.TV and Navysports.com. Joe Miller will have play-by-play responsibilities.
• This is the 10th meeting between Navy and Colgate. The Mids lead the all-time series 6-3.
• In the regular season, Navy holds a 4-2 record over Colgate and have won four straight.
• The Mids hold a slight edge in scoring during the regular season against the Raiders, 60-59.
• Navy’s senior class has never lost to Colgate. Aimee Gennaro and Jill Coughlin have combined for 10 points on six goals and four assists in their three regular-season wins over the Raiders
• Colgate was picked to finish seventh this season in the Patriot League. The Raiders began the season 1-5, but have since strung together three-straight wins.
• The Raiders sit fifth in the league standings at 2-1 with a 1/2 game separating them from Holy Cross and Navy, who are 3-1.
• Colgate wrapped up a three-game home stand with a perfect 3-0 record and outscored its opponent, 46-23.
•The Raiders are 0-2 away from Hamilton, N.Y. this season, falling to Vermont, 14-11 and Holy Cross, 10-9.
• Junior midfielder Megan Ark leads Colgate’s offense with 36 points on 29 goals and seven assists. Her 29 goals are second best in the Patriot League. Sophomore attacker Kallan Murray is the primary ‘X’ player (offensive player behind the net) for the Raiders, having tallied a team-best 15 assists.
• Junior goalkeeper Jennie Berglin has started all nine games for Colgate, recording a 4-5 record and a league-best 77 saves. Berglin holds a 10.67 goals-against average and a .456 save percentage.
Last Time Out
•Navy and Boston University battled last Saturday to stay perfect in Patriot League play. Both teams fought evenly for the first 30 minutes of the contest, as the score was knotted 5-5.
• The Mids were winning every statistical category on the field through the first half. The Terriers goalkeeper stood tall, tallying five saves to preserve the tie at half.
• Navy’s offense began to sputter in the second half, as BU’s Caroline Meegan made five more saves and the Mids went 1-of-5 in free-position opportunities.
• Boston’s Jill Horka scored the decisive goal with 13:55 left in the contest.
• Aimee Gennaro is six goals away from becoming the first player in Navy history to score 200 goals. Erin Rawlick is the Mids program leader with 199.
• Loren Generi is five points shy of tallying 200 points. Only four other players in program history have reached the mark (DePompeo-336; Rawlick-294; Gennaro-235; K. Young-211).
• Generi, the program’s leader in draw controls, is 13 away from eclipsing 300 in her career. Five other players in NCAA history have achieved the mark. Northwestern’s Alyssa Leonard (370) is the active leader and Lafayette’s Ana White (358) is a close second.
• After scoring two goals last Saturday against Boston University, Jill Coughlin became the third active Mid to record 100 points in her career. She is the 10th Mid in program history to reach the plateau.
• Senior Aimee Gennaro (235 points) and junior Loren Generi (195) are the two other active Navy athletes to accomplish the feat.
• In 18 games, Erin Rawlick is the fastest player in program history to reach 100 points.
Gone In Six Seconds
• Sophomores Lizzy Rullan and Katie Gallagher teamed up to score the fastest goal to start in NCAA history against Boston University on March 22. The goal resulted from a stoppage of play immediately after the opening draw control. Rullan was awarded the draw control and launched a long pass to the eight-meter mark that reached Gallagher’s stick. Gallagher took control of the pass, slashed past a BU defender and beat the goalie.
• Gallagher’s opening goal, six seconds in, broke the previous mark of seven seconds, which was achieved by Navy’s Danielle Vivonetto against Davidson on April 4, 2009.
Department of Defense
• Navy is currently the stingiest defense in the country, allowing the nation’s lowest goals per game at 5.30 goals per clip.
• The Mids defensive unit has been very disruptive to opposing offenses, causing 9.60 turnovers per game. The 9.60 caused turnovers per game is 22nd best in the nation.
• Through the first 10 games, Navy’s defense has not allowed double-digit goals.
• Navy has historically played well on the defensive end, finishing in the Top-10 nationally in scoring defense four times in its six-year program history.