W-LAX: Navy Women Patriot Champions!

ANNAPOLIS-- The United States Naval Academy women's lacrosse team defeated Holy Cross today, 18-11, to win the Patriot League Championship.

Navy's Kathy Young and Aimee Gennaro each had seven goals for the Mids. Navy has out-shot the Crusaders, 28-22, and led in ground balls, 13-10.

In the first half Navy cruised to a 5-0 lead before the Crusaders were finally able to get a score with 15:56 to go in the 1st half. The Mids women held a formidable 8-4 lead at the break.

In the second stanza, the Crusaders scored first on a goal by Laura Ryan. However, Navy would answer with goals by Jasmine DePompeo and Young to pull out to 10-5 lead. The Mids' lead would never be less than four from that point on.

The Navy (17-2) women will now advance to the NCAA Play-In Game against the MPSF Champion on May 5.

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