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Women’s lacrosse roundup: Freshman Gennaro (Arch. Carroll) tallies four to lead Navy in opener

Friday, 11th February 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/11/11

Freshman Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) tallied four goals in her collegiate debut to lead host Navy to a decisive 14-4 win over Mount St. Mary’s tonight in its season opener at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Navy jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first half and played solid defense to take a 9-1 lead into the locker room. The Mids then outscored the Mountaineers 5-3 in the second half to post the 14-4 win.

“We are really proud of the efforts of our players and are happy with the result,” head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) said. “We played great defense in the first half and we also had the opportunity to get a lot of players into the game and test their abilities.”

Gennaro added an assist for the defending Patriot League champions. Sophomore midfielder Kathy Young (Vila Maria Academy) had a goal, two groundballs and a caused turnover.

“We have been so consistent every day with the pressure of our play in practice that it really carried over to the game today,” said Gennaro. “I have been dreaming of playing my first college game for years now and it was a blast to finally step on the field.”

Sophomore attack Jasmine DePompeo added three goals and two assists to share the team-lead of five points with Gennaro. Senior attack Katrina Nietsch added two goals, two assists and a pair of ground balls.

“We have a lot of things to we still need to work on but this is a good opportunity to step up against a big time program in Ohio State,” Timchal said.

UMBC 19, George Mason 7

Emily Ellisen (Great Valley) scored two goals for George Mason in its opening-day loss.

Notre Dame 20, Cal 6

Maggie Tamasitis (Boyertown) had two goals and two assists for the Fighting Irish in the opener for both teams

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