WORCESTER, Mass. – For the Midshipmen, Jasmine DePompeo tallied seven points and Aimee Gennaro posted five points as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to No. 16 Navy, 15-5, on Saturday in Patriot League action at Holy Cross Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall 5-8 overall (2-2 PL), while the Mids advance to 13-1 overall (4-0 PL).
Navy came out strong in the first half, being the first to net a goal with a free-position shot by Kathy Young at 27:12. Gennaro followed with a second goal advancing the score to 2-0 at 26:33. The Crusaders posted their first goal with a behind the net assist from freshman Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) allowing junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) to find the back of the net making the score 2-1 with 25:46 left in play for the first half. Hennessey extended her goal-scoring streak to 29 straight games. Navy advanced its lead to 4-1 with back-to-back goals by DePompeo. DePompeo then recorded two assists with goals by Casey Browne and Loren Generi for the Midshipmen to increase their lead to 6-1. Navy continued to control the offensive end with another goal by Gennaro making the score 7-1. The Crusaders tallied their second goal of the first half, off a free-position shot by senior captain Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), making the score 7-2. After a Navy goal, senior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) found Hennessey in front of the net making the score 8-3. Navy followed the Crusader goal with four more goals, advancing the Midshipmen's lead to 12-3 to end the first half.
Going into the second half with a nine-point lead, the Midshipmen netted the first three goals of second half play. Zebrowski scored off a free-position shot for the Crusaders making the score 15-4. With a turnover caused by Hennessey, sophomore Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) slid the ball into the net, making the score 15-5 with 9:54 left in play. With fast transition up the field, the Crusaders controlled the offensive end and continued to fight for a shot but were unable to convert any of their shot attempts for the remaining of second half play. The final score of the game was 15-5.
Junior Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) played the first 28 minutes of the game allowing 12 goals and recording four saves. Freshman Katie Boyle (Devon, Pa.) played the final 31 minutes. For the Mids Annie Foky earned the win allowing five goals and recording seven saves. Navy outshot Holy Cross, 27-19, while the Crusaders secured 12 ground balls, and Navy tallied seven. Navy recorded 16 draw controls and Holy Cross posted six, while the Crusaders went 2-7 on free-position shots and the Mids went 2-6.
The Crusaders return to action for a game at Holy Cross Field on Wednesday, April 10, when they play Harvard at 7:00 p.m. Go here to watch the game: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/holycross.portal#.
Before the game, Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.), Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.), Sarah Daly (Ridgewood, N.J.), Tina Marino (Hillsborough, N.J.), Caroline Pedlow (Charlotte, N.C.), Sutton and Zebrowski were honored. View photo gallery of the ceremony.
Daly has played in 43 career games. This season she has started in all 13 games. Daly has also been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.
Marino has played in 25 career games. As a junior she studied abroad at the University of Bologna in Italy. This season, Marino scored her first career goal in the victory versus Lafayette on March 9.
Pedlow has contributed to the team on and off the field for four years. She has also been very strong in the classroom as she has been named to the Patriot League Academic Roll in every season.
Zebrowski has played in 61 career games. She has 104 goals and 38 assists for 142 career points. Her 38 career assists are ranked sixth all-time in program history, while her 142 points are eighth and her 104 goals are eighth. As a junior, Zebrowski earned second team All-Patriot League honors. She is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Carrellas has played in all 65 career games. She has 51 career caused turnovers which are fifth all-time in program history, while she also has 70 goals and 13 assists for 83 career points. As a junior, Carrellas was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. She is a two-year captain and a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. Carrellas has also been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.
Cox has played in 51 career games. She has tallied 53 ground balls and 35 caused turnovers. Her 20 caused turnovers as a sophomore are tied for ninth all-time at the school. Despite missing this season so far due to an injury she has made a major impact as a team captain. Cox is also a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
Sutton has played in 63 career games. For her career she has 114 goals and 22 assists for 136 points. Her 114 goals are seventh all-time in program history and her 136 points are tied for eighth. Also her 95 career draw controls are tied for sixth all-time. She earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2010 and 2011. She is a two-year captain and was a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. She has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.