DePompeo, Gennaro Help Navy Edge W&M
from press release
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy edged William and Mary, 13-12, on Wednesday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The contest featured six ties and four lead changes, while neither team was able to build more than a two-goal advantage at any time.
A trio of Tribe (0-3) players recorded three goals apiece, as junior Kyrstin Mackrides, sophomore Taelor Salmon and freshman Kaleigh Noon all registered hat tricks. Salmon also added a career-high five ground balls and two caused turnovers,while Noon tallied a team-high four draw controls. Freshman goalie Lucy Ferguson totaled a game-high 12 saves.
Although Navy (1-1) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the opening two minutes, the Tribe got on the scoreboard when Salmon scored on a free position opportunity with 25:23 showing.
With Navy leading 4-2 following a goal by Aimee Gennaro at the 20:29 mark, W&M rattled off three unanswered scores during a span of less than two minutes to take its first lead of the game. Senior Maggie Anderson and Salmon found the back of the cage on free position goals, while Mackrides scored on an assist from junior Caitlin Murphy during the stretch.
While Navy responded with a 3-0 run of its own midway through the opening half to regain a two-goal advantage, scores by Noon and Mackrides knotted the count at 7-7 with 7:22 remaining.
Each team added one more goal before halftime, as Navy's Jasmine DePompeo scored with 3:06 showing and Salmon countered with a goal 19 seconds later.
Salmon andMackrides led W&M with three goals apiece in the opening half.
Although W&M struck first in the second stanza with a goal by sophomore Hannah Clarke less than a minute into play, Navy countered with a 4-1 run to take a 12-10 lead with 18:39 on the clock.
A goal by sophomore Katie Stillwell off a feed from Anderson cut the margin to 12-11 midway through the half, but Navy's Jill Coughlin scored at 9:36 to push the lead back to two.
Noon's third goal of the contest, coming with 2:03 remaining, narrowed the gap to 13-12, but Navy won the ensuing draw and was able to run out the clock.
Navy held a narrow 14-13 edge in draw controls but owned a 21-12 advantage in ground balls. The Mids were whistled for 40 fouls.
DePompeo and Gennaro were Navy's top scorers with four goals apiece.
The Tribe will return to action when it plays at Virginia Tech on Feb. 25.
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