LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Aimee Gennaro scored five goals and national scoring leader Loren Generi had three goals, an assist and 12 draw controls to lead No. 11/19 Navy to a 15-4 win over Bucknell in Patriot League women's lacrosse action Saturday at blustery Graham Field. Emily Kookogey scored twice and Katelyn Miller had a strong all-around game with a goal, four draw controls, three caused turnovers and two ground balls for the Bison.
Now 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League, Navy scored on its first two shots of the game and led 10-0 at the half. Bucknell (0-7, 0-2) was much better in the second half when it scored four times on nine shots, but by then the deficit was just too deep.
Bucknell's first goal of the day came on a nice fastbreak sequence after Kerri Althouse forced a turnover in the defensive end. Kookogey carried the ball into the offensive zone and fed Emily Becker who then found Christina Manis near the crease on the left side.
Navy increased its lead to 12-1 on goals by Jill Coughlin and Aislinn Probst, but then Kookogey scored her team-leading ninth and 10th goals of the season in succession for the Bison. The first came on a precise running shot to the lower-left corner of the cage. She then scored on a bounce shot on an 8-meter attempt.
Miller, who has been playing more of a defensive role for the Bison in the last two games, scored her sixth of the year with 6:25 to play when she won a draw and then ran past several defenders for a pretty goal.
Navy outshot the Bison 31-14 and led 16-12 in ground balls and 13-8 in draw controls. Generi captured 12 of those draws for the Mids, winning them all to herself from the center spot. Bucknell committed 15 turnovers to 12 for Navy.
The Bison will be back in action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Graham Field against Patriot League newcomer Loyola.