February 25, 2012

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Timchal Zeroing in on 400 as Navy Wins Big

from press release

DAVIDSON, N.C. - The Navy women's lacrosse team (4-1) scored the game's first nine goals in a 16-5 defeat of Davidson (0-2) on Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium. Eight different players scored at least one goal for Navy and the team is now on a four-game wining streak.

"We have really rebounded nicely since that first loss of the year to win four straight," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "We were able to beat William & Mary and Longwood at home and now we have proved what a strong road team we can be over the last two games.

"We came out very strong offensively today with Jasmine (DePompeo) scoring six points and Loren (Generi) having four goals and Kathy Young had a great all-around game as well."

The Mids stormed out to a 6-0 lead after 10 minutes and extended the lead to 9-0 with four minutes remaining in the first half before Davidson scored its first goal of the game. Navy took an 11-2 lead into the break and then outscored Davidson, 5-3, in the second half.

Junior attack Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.), a 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch List honoree, scored two goals and gave out four assists for a game-high six points. Three of DePompeo's assists came in the first half.

DePompeo leads the team with 20 points (10g, 10a) and she moved past Mary Ruttum '10 (134 points) into fourth place on Navy's career scoring list with 137 points. DePompeo ranked third in the nation with 99 points in 2011.

Freshman Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) registered season-best performances of four goals and nine draw controls. The nine draw controls rank as the third-best single game total in school history. Navy held a 15-8 lead in draw controls.

Junior midfielder Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) continued her impressive play of late with four points on three goals and an assist to go along with four draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover. Over the last three games, Young has tallied 13 points, 13 draw controls and eight ground balls and she has now scored a goal in 16 straight games.

Junior midfielder Beth Young (Berwyn, Pa.) contributed two goals, a ground ball, a draw control and a caused turnover and freshman midfielder Jess Fellows (Vienna, Va.) had two goals, two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Navy's defense was solid yet again, as the Mids have held three straight opponents to five goals or fewer for the first time in program history. The Mids had previously defeated Longwood, 20-4, and Monmouth, 13-4.

Three goalies saw action on the day for Navy with senior Elaina Ponchione (Silver Spring, Md.) earning the win after playing the first 30 minutes of the game. Junior goalies Michelle Verbeeck (Wading River, N.Y.) and Charlotte Hauser (Greenfield Center, N.Y.) split up the second half.

Junior defender Brijet Mall (Cumming, Ga.) scooped a career high four ground balls in her fourth career start.

Navy out shot Davidson 27-10 in the game and held a 17-3 edge in the category in the first half. The Mids also led in ground balls, 16-10, and were 12-of-13 on clear attempts.

Ann Fucigna had two goals and an assist for a team-high three points for Davidson.

Navy will next play its third of a season-long three-game road swing at Bryant next Saturday at 12 noon.

Notes: Timchal wins her 398th career game and is two wins shy of becoming the first college lacrosse coach to win 400 games ... Navy is now 45-0 all-time when holding an opponent under 10 goals ... DePompeo has had 13 games of at least five points in her career ... Navy now leads the all-time series against Davidson, 4-1.


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