American Drops Double-OT Heartbreaker to No. 14 Navy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jasmine DePompeo's sudden victory double-overtime goal handed American its first Patriot League loss of the season as No. 14 Navy earned the regular season title with an 11-10 win at Jacobs Field on Sunday afternoon.

Navy (16-1, 6-0) struck first on a free position goal from Loren Generi but Emily Maher and Jessica Wojciechowski gave the Eagles the 2-0 advantage at the 15:13 mark. The Midshipmen retook the lead on consecutive tallies from Casey Browne and Aimee Gennaro with 11:40 to play. American came back with a three-goal run as Kimberly Collins scored with 21 seconds left in the half. Navy was able to make it a one-score game going into the intermission with Generi slipping it past Teal Harrison with one second remaining.

The Midshipmen scored two more to take a 6-5 lead but American (8-9, 5-1) notched three straight goals once again for the 8-6 advantage with 22:40 to play. Gennaro added her second to cut the deficit to one, but Alex Lugovina maintained the two-goal lead for the Eagles on a free position shot. DePompeo tied it up, finding the back of the net 40 seconds apart to knot the score at nine with 7:47 remaining. The Midshipmen collected the draw control but a caused turnover by Lauren Binstein gave the Eagles back the ball. American tried to hold on for the game-winner, but was unable to get a shot past the Navy defense to send the game to overtime.

The Midshipmen found the back of the net first in the extra period, with Generi tallying her fourth of the day with 3:14 left. Collins was able to tie it up at 10 on a free position shot after her first attempt was off-target. Maher came up with the draw control but Lugovina's attempt hit the post. Navy cleared but a caused turnover from Laura Dawson gave the Eagles back the ball with only 10 seconds remaining. Time ran out before American could send it back down the field and the game went to sudden victory double-overtime, where DePompeo clinched the regular season title for Navy.

Collins led the Eagles with the hat trick, extending her scoring streak to 40 straight games, and Lugovina added three points off two goals and one assist. Five players registered two draw controls for American with Binstein and Wojciechowski collecting two ground balls apiece. Dawson had three caused turnovers.

Generi finished with five points for the Midshipmen and Gennaro added four, scoring two goals with two assists. Generi posted six draw controls and Annie Foky stopped five shots as the starting goalkeeper.

Both teams tallied 12 draw controls for the game, with American collecting 12 ground balls to Navy's six.

The Eagles will be the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League Tournament and will face third-seeded Holy Cross on Friday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. in Annapolis, Md. The 2013 Patriot League Championship will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal 41 seconds into double overtime as the No. 14/12 Navy women's lacrosse team captured the Patriot League Regular Season title by defeating American, 11-10, at Jacobs Field on Sunday afternoon.

Navy (16-1, 6-0 PL) will host the four-team Patriot League Tournament next weekend at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The top-seeded Mids will host No. 4 Lafayette (9-8, 3-3 PL) on Friday at 5:00 PM and No. 2 American (8-9, 5-1 PL) will meet No. 3 Holy Cross (8-9, 3-3 PL) at 7:45 PM. The semifinal winners will meet Sunday at 12:00 p.m. for the league title and automatic berth to the 26-team NCAA Tournament.

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