March 26, 2011

Clean Sheet: No. 1 Adelphi Blanks St. Anselm

from press release

- The Adelphi University women's lacrosse team played the second of three games this week on Saturday, March 26, hosting Northeast-10 Conference member Saint Anselm. The Panthers scored on 18 of 30 shots in the first half, building a 18-0 lead on the way to a 22-0 victory. With the win Adelphi remains unbeaten at 4-0 and 2-0 in the NE-10, while Saint Anselm falls to 1-3, and 1-1 in conference action.

Devan Crimi and Kaitlyn Carter led the way this afternoon with seven points each on an identical line of four goals and three assists. Erica Devito added six points on five goals and one helper, while both Elizabeth Fey (1G, 3A) and Claire Petersen (1G, 3A) had four points.

Defensively Adelphi was paced by Katelynn Ciaci, who caused a game high four turnovers and grabbed a game high five ground balls. Tara Gangarossa was credited with two caused turnovers, two ground balls and had a goal, while goalkeeper Frankie Caridi not only made eight stops in the win, but caused two turnovers by picking off to Hawk passes and had three ground balls.

Adelphi wasted no time getting on the board, scoring seven goals in the first 10 minutes of action as Devito and Cook tallied two goals and Carter, Fey and Gangarossa added one each. The Panthers added five more goals in the next 10 minutes of action, taking a 12-0 lead on a Devito goal that came courtesy of a Carter assist.

The Brown and Gold cemented the win in the final 10 minutes of first half action, adding six more goals, Carter and Crimi each had two of the six tallies, while Petersen and Devito chipped in one goal apiece.

The Panthers closed out the game with four goals in the second half, with the final tally coming on a behind the back bullet from Meg Brown at the 7:36 mark. Adelphi was tops in shots (42-12), ground balls (39-12) and had less turnovers, 10 against 20, but Saint Anselm managed to pick up one more draw control then Adelphi, 12-11.

Adelphi returns to action on Sunday, March 27 when they take on former East Coast Conference rival Dowling College in Oakdale, New York at 1:00 pm.

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