March 15, 2011

DePompeo Keeps Up Torrid Pace as Navy Wins

from press release

FRESNO, Calif. - The Navy women's lacrosse team (8-1, 1-0 PL) cruised to a 22-6 win over Fresno State (0-7) at Bulldog Stadium on Tuesday evening. Sophomore Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.), the nation's leading scorer (48 points), produced a career-high eight points on three goals and a new personal-best five assists.

"We were happy with how the team played today," said head coach Cindy Timchal. "It was a long trip out here but we played well and got to work on our transition game and we scored on a lot of fast breaks. We also wanted to win draw control battle and we did that today as well."

Senior Katrina Nietsch (New Canaan, Conn.) and freshman Molly Hamilton (New Albany, Ohio) each tallied four goals, with Hamilton also contributing six draw controls. Nietsch also had two draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Junior Danielle Vivonetto (Rocky Point, N.Y.), sophomore Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) and freshman Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) each scored three times with one assist each.

After trading goals with Fresno State to open the game, Navy scored seven straight to jump out to an 8-1 lead. After the Bulldogs broke Navy's spurt, the Mids scored five straight to close out the half with a 13-2 lead.

Nietsch scored all four of her goals in the first half and DePompeo dished out all five of her assists in the opening frame.   

It was more of the same in the second as Navy tacked on nine more goals, including the last four of the half, to match its season high of 22.

Junior goalie Elaina Ponchione (Silver Spring, Md.) played the first 30 minutes of the game in net to earn her eighth win of the season and 35th of her career.

Navy outshot Fresno State, 36-16, and held a 21-8 edge in draw controls.

Navy moves to 2-0 all-time against Fresno State and has now outscored the Bulldogs in the series, 45-8. Fresno State is now the eighth opponent that Navy has held to eight goals or fewer this season (8-0 in those games).

Navy will continue its west coast swing with a game at California on Thursday.

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