No. 19 Navy Allows Only One Goal as Mids Cruise by American

WASHINGTON Junior Loren Generi's six points on four goals and two assists led No. 19 Navy over American, 13-1, Wednesday at Jacobs Field. With the win, Navy extends its Patriot League winning streak to 15, which ties for the longest in league history.

"I am proud of the way we played today," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "The success that we have had in the Patriot League is a true testament of the focus and dedication that the players bring day in and day out to both practices and games."

Navy's defense blanked American in the first half on four total shots. It is the second-straight game that the Mids defense has not allowed a single goal in net through the first 30 minutes. The Mids goalkeeper Annie Foky stood tall in net, tallying three saves in the first.

"Annie knew she had to play well today, especially with the different type of surface that we were playing on," said Timchal. "With the focus that she brought into the game, I knew she was going to carry over the success she has had the last couple games."

Navy (9-0, 3-0 Patriot League) had possession of the ball for the majority of the half, recording eight of the nine draw controls. The offense converted on eight of their 10 shots on net, including 2 of 3 off free-position chances.

Generi paced Navy's offense through the first 30 minutes, recording five points on three goals and two assists. Navy also saw three different players score at least one goal in the first half, which included Kaitlan Moynihan (2g), Aimee Gennaro (2g) and Aislinn Probst (1g).

Following the first-half shutout, the Mids have outscored their last three league opponents, 21-1, in the first half.

The Mids continued its success on offense in the second half, scoring five more times. Sophomore Katie Gallagher sparked the run 4:23 into the half.

American (2-7, 0-3 Patriot League) responded with its lone goal two minutes later from freshman Shauna Norris. The Mids however recorded four more goals to finish the contest.

"American has always been a real close rival," Timchal said. "We played very solid defensively and our draw control play helped contribute as well to earn the win."

Navy's one goal allowed is the lowest in the program's Patriot League history. Foky finished the game with five saves to improve to 9-0. Freshman Cori Caggiano relieved Foky for the final 1:33 and recorded her sixth save of the season.

Navy begins a five-game home stand, beginning with Boston University on Saturday, March 22 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Opening draw is set for 3:00 p.m.

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