#2 Adelphi Outguns Southern New Hampshire in NE-10 Opener

MANCHESTER, N.H. Erica Devito totaled seven goals and four assists to lead second-ranked Adelphi to an 23-12 Northeast-10 victory over Southern New Hampshire Thursday afternoon at Larkin Field. The Panthers improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the NE-10, extending their winning streak to 30 games dating back to the 2010 season. The Penmen, who were playing in their home opener, are now 0-3 and 0-1 in league play. All three SNHU losses have come to nationally-ranked opponents.

Sara Sangiorgio added five goals and a pair of assists for Adelphi, which also got four goals and an assist from Meg Brown and four goals from Devan Crimi.

Emily Mongeau (Westborough, Mass.) and Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) led Southern New Hampshire with three goals and an assist apiece while Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) tallied three goals. Sara Halbich (Salem, N.H.), Jade Antonangeli (Bourne, Mass.) and Justine Clark (Oceanside, N.Y.) all recorded single tallies.

The guests jumped out to an early 4-1 lead before three unanswered Penmen goals capped by a Morin tally 8:02 into the game made it 4-4. Adelphi then reeled off five goals in a row with Devito's tally at the 13:06 mark giving the Panthers a 9-4 lead. Phoebe Clark snapped the string with her free-position goal at the 9:25 mark, and Halbich's goal 42 seconds before intermission made it 12-7 in favor of Adelphi at the break.

AU scored the first four goals of the second half to build a 16-7 lead before Justine Clark scored at the 22:47 mark. The Panthers maintained at least an eight-goal advantage the rest of the way.

Jordann Dempsey made three saves and allowed eight goals in 37:24 of action in goal for Adelphi before giving way to Jennifer Rojas, who did not record a save the rest of the way. Kellie Renk (Kennebunk, Maine) went the distance in goal for Southern New Hampshire and made 12 saves. The Panthers outshot the Penmen 45-21 and also generated a 20-17 edge in draw controls.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Southern Connecticut State University in a 1:00 Northeast-10 contest.

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Manchester, NH No. 2 Adelphi took on the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire in their first Northeast-10 Conference contest of the season. After scoring 12 first half goals, the Panthers tacked on another 11, courtesy of six different players, and Adelphi came home with a 23-12 victory. With the win, the stickwomen advance to 4-0, 1-0 NE-10 while SNH remains winless at 0-3, 0-1 NE-10.

Erica Devito amassed a total of 11 points on seven goals and four assists while Sara Sangiorgio had five goals, two assists and picked up five ground balls. Devan Crimi and Meg Brown each chipped in with four goals apiece with Alexa Froccaro and Marissa Mills combining for three to round out the scoring. Cage minder, Jordann Dempsey picked up her fourth win of the season, made three saves and allowed eight goals in 37:24 minutes of action.

As a team, Adelphi registered 45 shots, 35 of which were on goal, picked up 15 ground balls, and had 20 draw controls, seven of which were earned by Jacqueline Williams and five from Mills.

For the Penmen, Phoebe Clark and Emily Mongeau evenly split a total of six goals and two assists while Ellie Morin chipped in with three goals as well. Sara Halbich, Jade Antonangeli and Justine Clark capped the Penmen's goal scoring with one each.

SNH had 21 shots, 15 on goal, scooped up 11 ground balls and earned 17 draw controls.

In the opening 29 seconds of the game, Devito notched her first of three opening half goals to get the Panthers going. Mongeau responded just a minute later to even the slate at 1-1. Sangiorgio, Crimi and Brown each beat goalie Kellie Renk to make it a 4-1 affair, but SNH hung tough and came back with three goals of their own to tie the game once again.

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2012-03-15



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