Top-Ranked Adelphi Pitches Shutout at AIC

Springfield, MA - Adelphi traveled on Wednesday, April 6 to take on Northeast-10 Conference member AIC. The Panthers rolled their way to a 21-0 halftime edge and cruised to a 22-0 win, improving to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in NE-10 play. With the loss, AIC falls to 4-5 and 1-5 in conference play.

The Panthers were led by Claire Petersen and Erica Devito, who had eight points each. Petersen had two goals and six assists, while Devito had five goals and three helpers. Demmianne Cook also had five goals and added an assist, while Elizabeth Fey had five points on two goals and three assists.

Defensively Adelphi was led by Mariel Wenzel, who had two caused turnovers and grabbed four ground balls. Jacqueline Williams also had a caused turnover and three ground balls, while Katelynn Ciaci chipped in a caused turnover.

Fey, Cook and Marissa Mills controlled the middle, as Fey had six draw controls and Cook and Mills grabbed four each. Frankie Caridi picked up her second shut out of the season, making one save and collecting one ground ball.

Adelphi opened the game by scoring three times in the first two minutes of action and led, 7-0 just five minutes in. The Panther lead reached double digits, 10-0 at the 23:49 mark on a Cook goal that came off of a Petersen feed.

A Devan Crimi goal with 11:08 on the clock in the first half, pushed the lead to 17-0, while Nicole Bass' tally with 39 seconds left in the half would give Adelphi a 21-0 halftime bulge. Adelphi's only goal of the second half came off of the stick of Alison Staudt, who found the back of the net at the 18:52 mark, making the final count, 22-0.

Adelphi won the statistical battle, out shooting AIC, 43-3, collecting more ground balls, 18-13 and winning more draw controls, 19-5.

The Panthers will return to action on Saturday, April 9 when they play host to #5 Stonehill in a battle of Northeast-10 powers at 11:00 a.m..

2011-04-06



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