April 6, 2013

O'Brien's Big Day Leads No. 5 Adelphi over SNHU

from press release

Garden City, N.Y. – Earlier this afternoon, the No. 5 Adelphi women's lacrosse team took on the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. After posting 12 goals in each of the halves while holding the hosts to just seven total scores, the Panthers came away with the dominating 24-7 win to advance their record to 10-0, 6-0 NE-10 while SNHU slips to 5-6, 4-3 NE-10.

A total of 10 different Panthers registered at least one point with freshman Rachel O'Brien having a career day of six goals. Devan Crimi had an even split of six points while Danielle Jaycox found the back of the net three times and dished out two assists. Melyssa Mathewson and Alexa Froccaro each registered three scores apiece while Rachel Aitkens and Alaina Lamont were credited with two each. Jacqueline Williams, Sara Sangiorgio and Emily Keesling rounded out the point earners.

In net, Jordann Dempsey picked up her eighth victory of the season as the junior made six saves in 52:17 minutes of action and allowed just six goals. Taylor Langson closed out the final 7:43 and allowed one to get by her.

As a team, the Brown and Gold out-shot their opponents, 38-14, doubled SNHU up in ground balls, 12-6, was a perfect 10-10 on clears, capitalized on five of seven free position shots, and turned the ball over just four times while forcing six turnovers.

For the Penmen, Emily King accounted for three of the team's seven goals while Lindsay Bucknam found the back of the net twice. Jenna Crupi and Ambra Maymon rounded out the scoring contingent with one goal apiece.

Maria Ploof suffered the loss in cage as she let 24 go by and made 10 saves on the day.

King set the Panthers back 2-0 within the opening 4:43 as she beat Dempsey twice. However, the lead was short lived as the Panthers fired back with scores from Keesling, and Crimi less than three minutes later to knot the contest at 2-2.

Froccaro found the back of the net for her first goal of the game but was matched by King's efforts once again to make it a 3-3 affair. Six unanswered Panther goals ensued, two of which came from man-up opportunities, setting the score at 9-3 in favor of Adelphi.

Buckman managed to get one back, but the Panthers tacked on the final three of their 12-goal half to make it a lopsided 12-4 outing by the midway point.

In the second, Adelphi furthered their lead with two opening half goals. Southern New Hampshire responded with two of their own, but Adelphi unleashed a vicious seven-goal run which gave them an insurmountable 15 goal lead.

Crupi gave the Penmen their final goal of the game, but the Panthers added three more in the final 3:36 with two from Lamont and one from Atkins to close the books on a 24-7 victory.

The Panthers are back in action on Tuesday, April 9 when they host the #13 Chargers of New Haven in a NE-10 Conference contest on Motamed Field at 7pm.

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