No. 2 Adelphi Fends off Warriors in Northeast-10 Opener

North Andover, MA Earlier this afternoon, #2 Adelphi took on the Warriors of Merrimack in the first Northeast-10 Conference game of the season. Scoring from seven different women prompted nine goals in the first half and 11 in the second while holding the hosts to just nine, as Adelphi came away with a 20-9 victory. With the win, the Panthers advance to 5-0, 1-0 NE-10 while the Warriors slip to 2-1, 2-1 NE-10.

For the Panthers, Erica Devito had two goals, three assists and five draw controls while Meg Brown added three goals and two assists to go along with four ground balls and three draw controls. Devan Crimi notched four goals and one assist while Marissa Mills did her part with four goals as well. Rounding out the scoring was Alexa Froccaro with three and Danielle Jaycox and Sara Sangiorgio with two apiece.

Cage minder Jordann Dempsey saw 45:46 minutes in goal, made six saves and allowed eight goals to earn her fifth win of the season.

Merrimack's Alicia Tinsley tallied a game high five goals while Tyler Szymanski, Jenn Pino, Colleen Strachan and Liz Greenly all had a goal and an assist each. Inna Hedden played the entire 60 minutes and made 13 saves in the loss.

Tinsley put the Warriors on the board first, scoring two straight goals with assistance from Gulia Palombo and Strachan. Adelphi responded with seven unanswered goals from five different players over the ensuing 13 minutes, sparked by a Devito score at 21:42, unassisted.

A yellow card on Pino gave the Brown and Gold an extra man up opportunity in which they capitalized on, courtesy of Froccaro who put in her first of three goals in the game to give Adelphi a 3-2 lead.

Just 12 seconds later, Devan Crimi notched the third straight goal while Devito, Brown and Marissa Mills capped the scoring rout to make it a 7-2 contest with just over nine minutes left in the first.

Over the final five minutes, the Warriors netted two more goals, but Sara Sangiorgio responded with two goals of her own to keep the Panther lead at five as the two teams broke for the half.

The second half was highlighted by four and five-goal runs by the Panthers. Froccaro kicked off the second frame with a goal just 12 seconds in but Greenly struck back on a free position shot to keep it a five point game.

At 27:20, Crimi sparked what would be a four-goal run and was followed up by a Mills goal just five second later off the draw. Jaycox capped the run with two shots that found the back of the cage.

Merrimack scored three straight, but the Panthers came right back with five more unanswered goals. After exchanging a goal each to cap the game, Adelphi came out with their fifth straight win by a score of 20-9.

The Brown and Gold stickwomen are back in action on Wednesday, March 21 when they host Le Moyne on Motamed Field at 6:00 pm.

2012-03-17



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