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Sunday’s women’s roundup: Philly girls lead Navy to Patriot League crown; Villanova closes season with loss

Sunday, 29th April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/29/12

Led by seven-goal performances from junior Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) and sophomore Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll), the Navy women’s lacrosse team (17-2) won its third straight Patriot League Championship by defeating Holy Cross (10-8), 18-11, on Sunday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

“I’m really happy for the team and it was a total team effort today,” 2012 Patriot League Coach of the Year Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, West Chester) said. “We had a good fast start and we kept plugging away and built up a good second-half lead today to drive us to the championship. I think we put a punctuation on the season today by winning the tournament after winning the Patriot League Regular Season outright.”

Young and Gennaro now share the Patriot League Tournament record for most goals in game (7) and Gennaro broke the record for most goals in a tournament (11).

“It was such a team effort today,” Young said. “We’ve been working toward this since we came back to school in August and this is a great day.”

Beth Young (Villa Maria Academy), Kathy’s twin sister, added three draw controls for the Mids.

Young was chosen as the Patriot League Tournament’s Most Valuable Player and was joined on the all-tournament team by Gennaro, freshman attacker Loren Generi and junior goalie Michelle Verbeeck.

Young scored 10 goals over the two-game tournament and established a new career-high with her seven goals on Sunday while Gennaro matched her personal high. The seven goals are one shy of the Navy single-game record. Both Gennaro and Young took nine shots on the game, all of which were on goal. Young also added three draw controls while Gennaro had two ground balls.

Young increased her career goal total to 131, moving into second place on the school’s all-time list. Young also leads the team with 57 goals this season and the all-league first-teamer makes her first appearance on an all-tournament team.

Both Young and Gennaro scored three goals in the first half and four in the second. Gennaro scored the game’s first goal and then Young scored three of the next four as Navy jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Gennaro would add two more goals in the second half, with one coming with 24 seconds remaining as Navy took an 8-4 lead into the locker room.

Syracuse 18, Villanova 3

The 2012 season came to a close for the Wildcats (4-12, 2-6) as they fell at No. 2 Syracuse, which got a goal from Amy Cross (Upper Dublin).

The Orange (15-2, 8-0) finished the BIG EAST season undefeated and earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

Junior Shannon Lane, sophomore Caroline Guidera and freshman Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) scored one goal apiece for Villanova.

Philadelphia University 13, Dominican 11

Philadelphia closed out its 2012 regular season with a road win over Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rival Dominican (N.Y.).

Philadelphia improved to 8-9 overall and 7-5 in the conference. The Lady Rams will be the third seed in the CACC Tournament, and have a May 5 showdown with second seed and tournament host Georgian Court at 3 p.m. The Lions won the season series, 2-0.

Attack Emily Ray scored four times for Philadelphia, including twice during an 8-0 first-half outburst that gave the Lady Rams a 9-2 advantage with 5:57 left. After the Chargers (6-9, 6-6 CACC) came back to knot the score at 10, Ray struck twice to put the Lady Rams back in front 12-10.

Attack Taylor Peltzer (Archbishop Wood) found the back of the net three times, two times during the first-half run, and dished out two assists. Midfielder Kalin Hodel and attack Elizabeth Marrosu scored twice.

Gina Sparaco, Aubree Williams and KC Jentzen all recorded hat-tricks for the home team. All three players had two goals during a 8-1 run that spanned both halves and tied the game at 10.

Ellen Wright played well in the Philadelphia goal, stopping 12 shots. Dominican’s Veronica Iozzi made six saves. Dominican outshot Philadelphia, 33-24.



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