#19 Women's Lacrosse Meets San Diego State For The First Time
April 1, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – No. 19 Navy women’s lacrosse will host two new opponents this week beginning with San Diego State on Wednesday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (3 PM). Live statistics will be available on navysports.com (.)
• This is the first meeting between Navy and San Diego State.
• The Mids are 7-1 all-time against the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Navy has tallied wins over California (1-1), UC Davis (1-0), Fresno State (2-0), Oregon (1-0) and St. Mary’s (2-0).
• The Aztecs are 0-1 against the Patriot League. San Diego State played Lafayette on March 28, 2012 and fell 17-14.
San Diego State Notes
• The Aztecs are in their third year of Division I play and are 6-4 in 2014. SDSU is 4-2 on the road and have lost its last two contests, one to conference foe USC, 13-9 and one to James Madison, 20-7.
• San Diego State has seven different players with at least 10 goals or more and are 18th in the country in scoring offense (13.50 goals/game).
• Senior attack Meris Walsh leads the Aztecs offense with a team-best 25 goals.
• Freshman Katrina Reeves has handle goalkeeper duties for the Aztecs this season, starting in nine of ten games. Reeves owns a 5-4 record between the pipes and has recorded a save percentage of .399.
Last Time Out
• Navy bounced back with a strong team-effort against Colgate, defeating the Raiders, 13-2 Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• The Mids came out strong in the first half, scoring nine goals and blanking Colgate. It was the third Patriot League opponent that Navy has not allowed a goal to in the first half.
• Gennaro (4g, 1a) and Moynihan (3g, 2a) led the Mids offense with five points each. Generi, with three goals, recorded her eighth game of the season with three goals or more. The Bayport, N.Y native also tallied seven draw controls and two ground balls. Morgan Young, Miranda Beal and S.A. Fogleman each chipped in with a goal as well.
The Nation’s Stat-Sheet Stuffer
• Loren Generi is in the Top 10 in the nation in four offensive categories, points, assists, goals and draw controls per game.
• Her 64 points and 29 assists are second best, 35 goals are seventh best, and 5.91 draw controls per game are sixth best in the nation.
• Generi is the only women’s lacrosse player in Division I to be in the Top 10 in all four offensive categories.
• Aimee Gennaro is two 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 two 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 six away from eclipsing 300 in her career. Five other players in NCAA history have achieved the mark. Northwestern’s Alyssa Leonard (373) is the active leader and Lafayette’s Ana White (362) is a close second.
• After scoring two goals on Saturday, March 22 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 (240 points) and junior Loren Generi (198) 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 5.00 goals per clip. The Mids are tied with Stony Brook, but have played one more game.
• The Mids defensive unit has been very disruptive to opposing offenses, causing 9.60 turnovers per game. The 9.64 caused turnovers per game is tied for 25th best in the nation.
• Through the first 11 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.