Navy Women's Lacrosse at Holy Cross Saturday
April 5, 2013
No. 16/12 Navy (12-1, 3-0 PL) at Holy Cross (5-7, 2-1 PL)
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 12 noon
Worcester, Mass. | Holy Cross Field
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The No. 16/12 Navy women's lacrosse team (12-1, 3-0 PL) will play at Holy Cross (5-7, 2-1 PL) on Saturday at 12 noon. Navy is on its second six-game winning streak of the season and would clinch a berth in the Patriot League Tournament with a win. Live stats will be available.
The Mids have won a program-best nine-straight conference games and including the 2011 and 2012 conference tournaments, Navy has won 13 straight against Patriot League foes. With a win on Saturday, Navy would tie its program record of five straight road wins.
Navy's offense has been averaging 17.7 goals over its last three games. Navy recently defeated UC Davis, 19-11, on March 27 and Longwood, 19-9, on Tuesday.
Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) have keyed Navy's offensive surge of late. DePompeo scored 10 points (3 g, 7 a) against UC Davis and tied a school record with 13 points (3 g, 10 a) against Longwood. Generi tied school records with eight goals and 11 draw controls against UC Davis and had eight goals again with 10 draw controls against Longwood.
DePompeo's 10 assists against Longwood are a new school record and tied for the second-best total in NCAA history. DePompeo also became Navy's all-time leading scorer against Longwood, raising her career total to 300 points (154 g, 146 a).
DePompeo is the NCAA's leading scorer with 91 points on 41 goals and a school-record 50 assists for a 7.00 points per game average. Generi is second on the team with 50 points (42 g, 8 a) and leads Navy with 66 draw controls. Junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) has scored 47 points (39 g, 8 a) and senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) has tallied 29 goals and four assists for 33 points.
Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) is 10-1 with a 7.15 goals-against average and a .451 save percentage. Foky also has a team-high 27 ground balls.
Holy Cross is in third place in the Patriot League behind Navy (3-0) and American (3-0) with its 2-1 mark. The Crusaders most recently snapped a four-game skid by defeating Colgate in overtime, 15-14, on March 30. Sarah Hennessey, Laura Ryan and Maddie Carrellas each scored three goals against Colgate.
Hennessey leads the team with 32 points (27 g, 5 a), Taylor Zebrowski is second with 29 points (22 g, 7 a) and Ryan has 27 points (23 g, 4 a). Goalie Sarah Weber is 5-6 with a 13.18 goals-against average and a .370 save percentage.
Navy is 5-1 all-time against Holy Cross and the Mids went 2-0 against the Crusaders in 2012. Navy defeated Holy Cross, 18-11, in the 2012 Patriot League Championship and also defeated the Crusaders, 18-11, in the regular season. Gennaro and Young scored seven goals apiece in the championship game victory.
Navy will next host Colgate on Saturday, April 13 at 5:00 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, following the Army-Navy men's lacrosse game at 2:00 PM.
Patriot League Standings Navy 3-0 American 3-0 Holy Cross 2-1 Colgate 2-2 Lafayette 1-2 Lehigh 1-3 Bucknell 0-4
This Weekend's Matchups Navy at Holy Cross Lafayette at Bucknell American at Lehigh