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Freshman twins from Villa Maria Academy help Timchal (Haverford High), Navy roll in opener

Friday, 5th February 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/5/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Senior attack and 2010 team captain Erin Rawlick set school records for both points (13) and assists (9) and freshman twins Beth and Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) enjoyed big debuts as the Navy women’s lacrosse team eased past visiting Howard, 24-2, today in the 2010 season opener for both squads on a frosty afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Kathy Young contributed two goals, two assists and a draw control and her sister, Beth, had three groundballs and two draw controls.

“We are happy to kick off the 2010 season with a strong performance,” said Navy head coach Cindy Timchal, the Haverford High graduate. “We kept up our intensity and focus throughout and we had a number of different players contribute, which is hopefully is just a sign of things to come for this spring.”

The Mids scored early and often, netting their first goal just 15 seconds into the contest on a Danielle Vivonetto (So., Rocky Point, N.Y.) tally. The Mids would push their lead to 5-0 five-plus minutes into the game, before Howard got onto the scoreboard on the first of two first-half tallies from junior Desiree Cox.

Not much would slow down Navy on this afternoon, however, as the Mids reeled off 11 of the next 12 scores to head into halftime with a commanding 16-2 advantage. Navy scored eight more times over the final 30 minutes, while managing to get all 41 of its players onto the field in what amounted to the program’s second-highest margin of victory.

When all was said and done, 11 different players had found the back of the net as Navy matched its program-best total with 24 goals. For the Mids, it was once again Rawlick who set the tone with her third career double-digit point performance.

Her nine assists rank as the second most in a single-game in NCAA Division I history, behind only the 10-spot put up by Northwestern great and two-time Tewaaraton winner Hannah Nielsen last spring against Duquesne (2/17/09).

Penncrest grad Karen (Emas) Borbee of Delaware owns the NCAA single-game point record with 16 (8g, 8a) against Bucknell (4/17/84).

Navy will host a pair of games next weekend, against La Salle on Friday night at 7:00 pm and then versus Presbyterian at noon on Sunday.

Today’s contest marked just the second game of the 2010 women’s lacrosse season. Denver opened the year with an 18-5 win at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) on January 29.

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