April 2, 2013

Lucky 13: Navy's DePompeo Lights Up Longwood

from press release

FARMVILLE, Va. - Senior Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) had standout performances for the second straight game as the No. 16/12 Navy women's lacrosse team (12-1) earned a 19-9 win at Longwood (7-5) on Tuesday afternoon.

Navy broke open a 3-3 tie with a 7-0 run in a five-minute span and held a large advantage in possession by tying an NCAA single-game record with 25 draw controls (to Longwood's five).

"Longwood came out strong against us today and it was a good challenge for us," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "Defensively we could have done a little better but we did come up with some big saves in the second half. The draw controls had a lot to do with our success and Jasmine and Loren were great offensively.

"Overall I was happy with our performance. Now we have a big Patriot League game coming up at Holy Cross and we need to get focused for that."

DePompeo tied a Navy school record with 13 points on three goals and a school-record 10 assists while becoming Navy's career scoring leader with 300 points. DePompeo's 10 assists are tied for the second-best single-game performance in NCAA history and the 13 points rank 10th.

Generi, for the second straight game, tied the Navy single-game record of eight goals and also tallied 10 draw controls. Generi took a career-high 15 shots and 14 were on goal.

Generi had eight goals and school record tying 11 draw controls against UC Davis in Navy's most recent game and DePompeo, the nation's leading scorer, had a then-career high 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in the 19-11 victory.

Longwood opened the game's scoring on Tuesday just 38 seconds in on a goal by Sarah Butler before Navy responded with a free-position goal by Generi. Navy then got a second goal from junior attacker Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), which was assisted by DePompeo.   

The Lancers tied the game at 2-2 on Jamie Brentlinger's goal at 26:56 before DePompeo scored at 25:04. Longwood tied the game at 3-3 at 22:35 when Mary Barondess scored on a free-position shot.

The Mids then reeled off a 7-0 run in a five-minute span, which included a stretch of three goals in 53 seconds. Navy also controlled eight straight draws during the stretch to maintain possession.

The run began with a goal by senior Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) at 21:54 and DePompeo scored just 29 seconds later. Then 24 seconds later Gennaro converted a feed from DePompeo. DePompeo then assisted on a goal by Generi 47 seconds after. Generi scored again 53 seconds later, once again off a feed from DePompeo.

Junior midfielder Jill Coughlin (Annapolis, Md.) continued the spurt with a goal from DePompeo at 17:57 and Young finished off the 7-0 run on an unassisted tally at 16:55 to push the lead to 10-3.

Longwood cut the margin to five with back-to-back goals before Generi netted a goal off a pass from DePompeo. The Lancers followed with another goal from Brentlinger at 10:52 before Generi scored again from DePompeo with 8:31 to go.

Longwood answered right back with a strike but Gennaro netted her third of the day, from DePompeo, and then Young scored a free-position goal. Longwood's Sarah Arndt scored the final goal of the first half with 5:06 to go for a 14-8 halftime score.

The rapid scoring pace slowed considerably in the second half after both teams combined for 22 first-half goals. Generi scored off an assist from DePompeo at the 25:58 mark and Generi scored an unassisted tally two minutes later. The next goal came 11 minutes later when DePompeo's 10th assist resulted in Generi's eighth goal of the game. DePompeo then added an unassisted tally with 7:12 to go for her third goal and 13th point of the day.

Navy's S.A. Fogleman (Kingston, R.I.) and Longwood's Butler scored the game's final two goals as the Mids outscored the Lancers, 5-1, in the second half en route to the 19-9 victory.

Gennaro and Young each had three goals and two ground balls. Coughlin had a career-best five draw controls and freshman defender Lizzy Rullan (East Setauket, N.Y.) tallied a career-best four draw controls and two ground balls. Senior defender Emily Mellin (Sherwood Forest, Md.) had a team-high three ground balls.

Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) made three saves, had two ground balls, a caused turnover and allowed six goals in 53 minutes to improve to 10-1 on the season.

Katie McHugh scored a team-high three goals for Longwood.

Navy outshot Longwood, 38-14, including 24-8 in the first half and Navy put 31 of its 38 shots on goal (.816).

Navy will play at Holy Cross on Saturday at 12 noon in a rematch of the 2012 Patriot League Championship, which Navy won, 18-11.

Notes: DePompeo passed 2010 graduate Erin Rawlick (294 points) for the Navy all-time scoring record and she is eight points shy of tying the Patriot League record ... DePompeo is now the Navy and Patriot League record holder for single-game assists (10), single-season assists (50) and career assists (146) ... she moved into sixth place on the NCAA career assists list ... DePompeo has 91 points this season (41 g, 50 a), surpassing the 90-point plateau for the third-straight year.


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