No. 18 Navy Dispenses UC Davis
from press release
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) scored 10 points and Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) tallied eight goals and 11 draw controls as No. 18/14 Navy (11-1) defeated UC Davis (3-6), 19-11, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Wednesday.
"Offensively we did a lot of great things today and we are happy with the win," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "On the defensive end, we gave up a couple of goals that I was disappointed with but we also made some big stops. Overall I felt like we had a great effort and now we'll take this game and move forward to our games coming up next week."
Navy jumped out to leads of 2-0 and then 5-3 to open the game and slowly built up an 11-6 halftime advantage. After trading goals to open the second half, a 4-0 Navy run in a little over two minutes put the Mids up 16-7 and the Aggies never cut the lead back within seven as Navy earned its fifth straight win.
DePompeo became this season's NCAA leading scorer (6.5 points/game) with her career-high 10 points, which came on three goals and seven assists. DePompeo unseated Maryland's Alex Aust (6.2 points/game) for the top spot on the national list and the senior co-captain has 78 points (38 g, 40 a).
DePompeo became the Patriot League's all-time assists leader (136) Wednesday and moved into seventh place on the NCAA all-time list. The seven assists were a career best and are tied for the second most in a single game in Navy history. DePompeo has given out at least 40 assists for the third straight year.
Also having a career day was Generi, whose eight goals and 11 draw controls were both career-highs and both tied Navy single-game records. Generi became the ninth Midshipman to surpass the 100-point plateau (101 pts; 86 g, 15) and the sophomore is the second-quickest Mid to accomplish the feat, doing so in just 33 games.
Navy's offense was hitting on all cylinders, registering its highest goal output since scoring 23 against Winthrop in the season opener. Navy's 19 goals came on 34 shots for a .559 shooting percentage and 29 of the 34 shots were on goal for a season-best .853 SOG percentage. Navy was perfect on free-position opportunities for the first time this season at 5-for-5.
Sophomore attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) chipped in with a season-best six points on five goals and one assist. The trio of DePompeo, Generi and Gennaro combined for 16 goals and eight assists. DePompeo assisted on five of Generi's goals and on two of Gennaro's goals.
Senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) had two goals and three draw controls and junior midfielder Jill Coughlin (Annapolis, Md.) had one goal, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Rheiner (Wycombe, Pa.) and junior defender Kelsey Henshaw (Chester, Md.) each had three ground balls and one caused turnover. Senior defender Emily Mellin (Sherwood Forest, Md.) had two caused turnovers and one ground ball.
Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) made five saves to earn her ninth win of the season and three Navy goalies saw playing time.
UC Davis was led by three goals apiece from Elizabeth Landry and Elizabeth Datino. Goalie Kai Murphy made 10 saves.
Navy has a bye from Patriot League play this weekend and will next play at Longwood on Tuesday, April 2.
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