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Navy to Host Duke Sunday in NCAA Second Round

Loren Generi

May 11, 2013

Game Information
No. 8 Navy (19-1) vs. Duke (13-5)
NCAA Second Round
May 12, 2013 | 12 noon
Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Live Stats | Live Video | Radio: WNAV 1430 AM
Navy Game Notes | Updated Tournament Bracket

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The eighth-seeded Navy women's lacrosse team will host Duke in the NCAA Second Round at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sunday at 12 noon. The winner will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals next weekend.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and parking at the stadium is $5. There will be a free live video stream and the game will also feature live statistics. Additionally, WNAV 1430 AM will carry the game.

Navy enters the game at 19-1 and ranked No. 16 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and No. 11 in the deBeer Media Poll. Duke is 13-5 and is ranked No. 8 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and No. 10 in the deBeer Media Poll.

Navy won its first NCAA Tournament game on Friday night by defeating Monmouth, 12-6. Senior Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) scored six points on one goal and five assists and attackers Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.), Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) and Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) each recorded hat tricks.



The Mids used a 7-0 run to break open a 5-4 game and the Navy defensive unit held Monmouth scoreless for a 31-minute stretch.

With her five assists, DePompeo moved into third place on the NCAA all-time list with 166 career assists, while her 70 assists this season also rank third in NCAA history.

Navy head coach Cindy Timchal, who has brought a team to the NCAA Tournament for a record 25th year, improved to 30-16 all-time in tournament games. Timchal is tied for second in NCAA wins with Princeton's Chris Sailer (30-17). Northwestern's Kelly Amonte Hiller is 32-2 all-time in tournament games.

The Blue Devils advanced to Sunday's game by defeating Princeton, 10-9, in double overtime on Friday evening. Freshman Maddy Acton scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into the second overtime period. Acton, Maddy Morrissey and Taylor Trimble each scored twice and goalie Kelsey Duryea made five saves.

Kerrin Maurer is the team's leading scorer with 63 points on 33 goals and 30 assists. Duryea is 9-4 with an 8.88 goals-against average and a .496 save percentage. Junior defender Taylor Virden leads the team with 49 draw controls and 31 ground balls and also has 17 caused turnovers. Virden was named to the IWLCA All-South Region First Team.

Duke's head coach Kerstin Kimel is a 1993 graduate of Maryland, where she played for Timchal.

This is the second time Duke and Navy have met in women's lacrosse. The then-No. 3 Blue Devils defeated Navy, 19-10, in Durham on March 21, 2010. Duke built an 11-2 lead at the half, but the second half was even at 8-8 and Navy finished the game on a 7-2 run.

DePompeo, then a freshman, came off the bench to score three goals and current seniors Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.), Beth Young (Berwyn, Pa.) and Emily Mellin (Sherwood Forest, Md.) all started.

The winner of the Navy-Duke game will play the winner of the Maryland-Stony Brook game in the NCAA Quarterfinals next weekend.

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