No. 1 Adelphi Cages the No. 9 Skyhawks

Easton, Mass. - Junior Elizabeth Fey collected four goals and two assists to lead #1 Adelphi University past #9 Stonehill in Northeast-10 play this afternoon. The Panthers improve to 4-0 with a 1-0 start in the conference, while Skyhawks falls to 1-1 and 0-1 in the league.

Fey put the Panthers on the board in the second minute, with help from sophomore Erica Devito. Freshman Demmianne Cook made it 2-0 with the first of her two goals of the day at 27:54. The Skyhawks found the back of the net at 24:22 to make it 2-1.

The teams traded goals before Adelphi added back to back shots, including an unassisted shot by sophomore Marissa Mills in the 22nd minute, 5-2. After Stonehill responded,the Panthers rattled off three unanswered goals, capped by senior Allison Tumulty on an assist from Fey with 3:11 left in the half. However, the Skyhawks got two free position goals in the final minute of play, as the Panthers held a 8-5 lead at intermission.

Adelphi came back energized in the second half, putting together a 4-0 run which included goals from Devito, junior Michelle Ceraso, Mills and Fey. But Stonehill did not back down, answering with three straight goals to trail 12-7 with 17:26 left on the clock.

Sophomore Claire Petersen's two goals sandwiched Fey's fourth, as the Panthers pulled ahead 15-7 with 4:34 left to go. Hannah Anderson notched her second goal and the final one for the Skyhawks at 4:06, but it was Ceraso who had the last word, scoring her third goal in the 58th minute.

Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Fitzpatrick was faced with 29 shots, making 14 saves in the win. Rebecca Moore had 11 stops for Stonehill. The Panthers were led defensively by senior Jackie Bogensberger and junior Kristin Jones, each with three caused turnovers. Cook had five draw controls.

The Panthers are back in action tomorrow, March 21, as they travel to Assumption College for a 1:00 p.m. contest.


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