GW Lacrosse Welcomes No. 18/14 Navy for First Time on Wednesday Afternoon
March 19, 2013
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The Colonials look to extend their three-game home win streak and improve to 5-2 at the GW Lacrosse Field in Wednesday's non-conference finale. GW (5-3) will face its second consecutive nationally ranked opponent in Navy (8-1), which improved from No. 20 to No. 18 in the IWLCA weekly poll and from No. 15 to No. 14 in the deBeer Media Poll.
The Colonials split two road matches last week - defeating Mount St. Mary's, 16-7, before falling to No. 12 Johns Hopkins, 16-6. Sophomore Jamie Bumgardner (4g, 5a), junior Jordy Bathras (5g, 2a) and senior Nicole Lacey (6g) paced the Colonials in scoring between the two games, while senior Jess Hicks made 15 stops in goal.
Following the two-game week, Bumgardner moved into a tie for ninth on GW's single-season assists list with 18 helpers on the year. She also sits atop the Atlantic 10 and is tied for 11th in NCAA Division I with her 18 assists. With 20 goals and two assists so far this season, Lacey is now tied for 10thon the Buff and Blue's all-time points list with 110. Already the Colonials' single-season and all-time draw controls leader, Lacey ranks second in the conference and 21st in D-I with 34 draws won this year. As a squad, GW leads the league and is tied for 10th in the nation with 19.63 ground balls per game (157 total).
Navy comes to Washington, D.C., following a 2-1 week in which it suffered its first loss of the season to No. 4 Northwestern, 15-12. The loss snapped a school-record 17-game home winning streak. The Midshipmen went on to defeat New Hampshire, 11-10, in overtime and Bucknell, 9-3, in a snow-shortened contest.
Navy senior Jasmine DePompeo (29g, 28a), who leads the Patriot League and ranks second in D-I with 6.33 points per game, was named the PL Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. She scored a team-high 18 points on the strength of eight goals and 10 assists between the three games.
GW's game against Navy marks the first of a three-game homestand. The Colonials open Atlantic 10 action when they welcome Richmond on Friday, March 29, followed by a league match against La Salle on Friday, April 5.