DePompeo Sets New Patriot League Scoring Mark
from press release
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Senior attacker Jasmine
DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) became the Patriot League's all-time
leading scorer by tallying a game-high seven points (two goals,
five assists) in No. 13 Navy's 12-6 conference win over Colgate
(7-7, 2-3 PL) on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial
DePompeo broke Lehigh's Jill Altshuler's (1993-96) league record of 308 points when assisting on junior attacker Aimee Gennaro's (Havertown, Pa.) goal at the 16:50 mark of the first half. DePompeo currently has 314 career points on 159 goals and 155 assists.
"I am so happy for Jas to reach this pinnacle," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "It really comes from her being a genuinely unselfish player."
"It's definitely a tribute to my teammates and all the great girls I've played with over the last four years," said DePompeo.
DePompeo is the nation's leading scorer with 105 points (46 goals, 59 assists) and she moved into fourth place on the NCAA career assist list. DePompeo's 59 assists lead the country and rank as the eighth-best single-season total in NCAA history.
Navy (14-1, 5-0 PL) closed the first half on a 6-2 run on Saturday to overtake Colgate and win its eighth-straight game. The win gave Navy six-straight victories against the Raiders and the program has won 15-straight games against Patriot League opponents.
"We had to put up a fight the whole way today," Timchal said. "Colgate had solid goalkeeping and a couple players that gave us trouble. They fought hard throughout the whole game."
DePompeo got Navy on the board by scoring off a dish from sophomore attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) at 28:29, with her goal tying the all-time league scoring record. Gennaro scored two minutes later off a feed from junior midfielder Jill Coughlin (Annapolis, Md.) before Amanda O'Sullivan of Colgate scored to make it a 2-1 game.
Navy and Colgate traded goals again with senior attacker Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) scoring an unassisted tally at 20:28 before Colgate's Lauren Gorajek responded three minutes later. The Mids then got back-to-back goals, first from Gennaro on DePompeo's record-breaking assist and then DePompeo assisted on a goal by Generi.
Colgate's Brooke Flanagan scored at 11:16 to cut the deficit to two, but Navy went on a 3-0 run to take an 8-3 lead. Generi scored off a feed from DePompeo at 10:58 and then the duo connected again at 8:36 with Generi's third of the half. Young finished a free-position opportunity at 5:02 before Colgate's Allison Flood ended the run with a goal. DePompeo scored a goal at 2:59 off an assist from Gennaro as Navy took a 9-4 lead into halftime.
DePompeo set up Gennaro for the first goal of the second half at 24:41 and then Colgate received back-to-back goals from O'Sullivan and Kate Sheridan. Navy scored the game's final two goals, first at 7:27 when Generi buried a free-position shot and then at 6:16 when Young scored off a Coughlin assist.
DePompeo equaled her season average of seven points with two goals and five assists.
Generi had five points on four goals and an assist to go along with a game-high seven draw controls and four ground balls. Generi became the seventh Mid to surpass the 100-goal plateau and currently has 101 in just two seasons. Gennaro had three goals and an assist and Young scored a hat trick to improve her career scoring total to 199 points.
Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) improved to 12-1 on the season by making nine saves and scooping two ground balls while allowing five goals. Senior midfielder Beth Young (Berwyn, Pa.) had three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
O'Sullivan had a team-high two goals for Colgate and goalie Jennie Berglin made 10 saves, had five ground balls and caused two turnovers, while allowing 12 goals.
Navy outshot Colgate, 30-21, and held a 17-14 edge in ground balls. Navy also led in draw controls, 14-6. Navy committed 12 turnovers, while Colgate had eight.
The Mids will next host Jacksonville on Friday for Senior Day before traveling to American on Sunday for a battle of 5-0 teams to decide the Patriot League Regular Season Championship on the last day of the season.