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Women’s college wrap: Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) leads Navy past William and Mary, Philly girls help UNC roll

Thursday, 16th February 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/16/12

Junior Jasmine DePompeo and sophomore Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) scored four goals apiece as Navy (1-1) defeated William & Mary (0-3), 13-12, in women’s lacrosse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. It was Navy’s first win against William & Mary in three attempts, falling to nationally ranked Tribe squads in each of the past two years.

“It was our home opener and I knew our team wanted to come out and make a statement,” head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) said. “William & Mary has always given us tough competition and this was a great victory for Navy women’s lacrosse. William & Mary is a strong team that can score a lot of goals, but today we were tough enough to score more.”

DePompeo keyed a 4-1 run over 10 minutes in the second that saw Navy go from trailing 9-8 to taking a 12-10 lead with 18 minutes to go. DePompeo scored three of the four goals and her final tally was credited as the game-winning goal.

“Aimee [Gennaro] was hot in the first half and I encouraged her to keep taking shots,” said DePompeo, a 2011 All-American who leads the team with nine points (4g, 5a) this season. “I saw some opportunities in the second half and I tried to capitalize on them the best I could.”

William & Mary would not go down without a battle and kept fighting until the end. After the Tribe scored to pull within 12-11, DePompeo assisted on sophomore Jill Coughlin’s third goal of the game to give Navy a two-goal cushion. Navy’s Emily Mellin controlled the ensuing draw and the Mids were able to milk the next six minutes off the clock.

After getting the ball back, the Tribe’s Kaleigh Noon scored her third of the day with two minutes to go to cut the lead back to one, but junior Beth Young (Villa Maria Academy) made sure Navy controlled the draw and the Mids ran out the final two minutes of the game.

Gennaro did most of her damage in the first half, scoring four goals in the opening 14:20, including two goals in the first two minutes. Navy controlled the first six draws of the game and the Mids led 4-2 after 10 minutes.

Kyrstin Mackrides (Villa Maria Academy) led William and Mary with three goals. Another of her her former teammates, Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy), added one goal for Navy.

North Carolina 19, Liberty 3

Emily Garrity (Strath Haven) had a goal, a caused turnover and a draw control and a groundball, Beth Ellis (Radnor) had two draw controls and a caused turnover and Kelly Devlin (Downingtown East) added a groundball and a draw control as the Tar Heels (2-0) rolled.



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