Navy Tops Lafayette in Patriot League Opener

Go Leopards! Addie Godfrey scored four goals, including the 100th of her career against Navy
Addie Godfrey scored four goals, including the 100th of her career against Navy

March 17, 2012

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EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette fell to Navy in its Patriot League opener on Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium by a final of 18-7. Junior attacker Addie Godfrey led Lafayette offensively with four goals, including the 100th of her career.

Navy (10-1, 2-0) was paced by Kathy Young, who found the back of the net five times, and Loren Generi, who added four goals and an assist. Defensively, Lafayette (5-4, 0-1) held 2012 Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Jasmine DePompeo, without a point for the first time all season.

Young put the Mids on the board first with an eight-meter goal less than 90 seconds into the game, but Lafayette quickly scored 1:16 later on Cammie Linville’s fifth goal of the year to even the score at 1-1.

The visitors went on to score six of the next seven goals over the next 18 minutes of game action to take a 7-2 advantage with 8:21 to play in the opening half. Godfrey scored Lafayette’s lone goal during the stretch at 23:04 to pull the Leopards within one (3-2).

Godfrey scored her second unassisted goal of the half with 5:31 remaining to cut the deficit to 7-3. Navy scored twice in the final five minutes, including Genari’s second of the half with 13 seconds left, and took a 9-3 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Navy picked up right where it left off as Jill Coughlin beat Lafayette goalie Meghan Curtin to go ahead 10-3 less than four minutes in. At the 23:46 mark Ana White got on the board for Lafayette, scoring one of her two goals before Navy scored three more times to go up 13-4 with 22:38 to play.

A pair of Lafayette goals from Godfrey and White 39 seconds apart got the Maroon and White within seven (13-7), but Leopards wouldn’t get any closer over the final 18:44.

Navy scored five of the next six goals to end the game surrounding Godfrey’s milestone tally. Godfrey capitalized on a straightaway free-position attempt with 10:58 on the clock, scoring on Navy goalkeeper Elaina Ponchione.

Curtin made seven saves in 35:53 in the Lafayette cage after replacing Mimi Connell, who turned away three Navy shots. The Mids outshot Lafayette 34-14 and controlled 16 of the 26 draws.

Lafayette returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Monmouth at 7 p.m. at Rappolt Field.<


 

 

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