No. 2 Adelphi Overpowers No. 15 Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER, N.H. Senior Meghan Smith (Pittsford, N.Y.) scored four goals, but the 15th-ranked Saint Anselm College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 2 Adelphi University, 22-12 Saturday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.

The Hawks fall to 3-5 on the season, including 1-3 in Northeast-10 play, while the Panthers improve to 6-1, 3-1 NE-10.

Adelphi jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first 8:42 of play as Erica Devito provided three goals. The Hawks snapped the run when freshman Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) found the back of the net with 20:30 remaining in the opening half.

After Meg Brown scored for the Panthers at the 18:44 mark, senior Shawna Walsh (Woburn, Mass.) potted a goal 45 seconds later to cut it to 7-2. Devito scored once more 38 seconds later and was followed by Michaelle Ceraso, who opened it up to 9-2 with 13:55 on the clock.

Junior Lauren Alfis (Hanover, Mass.) made good on a free-position opportunity 1:20 later, but three straight goals from the Panthers gave them a 12-3 lead with 2:56 to go. Alfis closed the first-half scoring when she scored off a feed from freshman Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) with 1:53 left to make it 12-4.

Stazinski converted a free-position chance 38 seconds into the second half and Smith added an unassisted goal at 28:34 to trim the Adelphi lead to 12-6. Consecutive goals by Danielle Jaycox opened the Panthers' lead to eight nearly four minutes in.

Daly then scored off a pass from junior Carrie Brophy (Mansfield, Mass.) to make it 14-7 5:36 into the second half. After Marissa Mills found the back of the net 19 seconds later, Smith scored at the 21:30 mark to make it 15-8.

Three more Adelphi goals made it 18-8 before Smith scored again with 16:41 remaining. Brown scored again for the Panthers and then Walsh set up Brophy to make it 19-10 with 10:29 remaining.

Adelphi netted three more tallies to open it to 22-10 with 4:16 left. Freshman Sarah Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) scored off a feed from junior Britini Hickman (Farmington, N.H.) before Smith's free-position goal closed the scoring with 1:45 to play.

Freshman goalkeeper Allee Ramzi (Cumberland, R.I.) made one save in the first 8:42 of action before being replaced by Katherine Amato (Bedford, N.H.) who stopped seven shots in the final 51:18 of play. Jordann Dempsey made five saves playing the first 54:50, while Jennifer Rojas stopped one shot in the final 5:10.

Adelphi outshot Saint Anselm, 39-23, while the Hawks held a 19-17 edge in draw controls. The Hawks converted three of their six free-position opportunities, while the Panthers were 3 for 4.

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. when they take on crosstown rival Southern New Hampshire University at Larkin Field. The next home game for the Hawks is Saturday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. when they play host to Assumption College at Grappone Stadium.

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Garden City, N.Y. No. 2 Adelphi visited the Hawks of St. Anselm in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. The Panthers got started with six straight goals within the first 10 minutes, ultimately putting the game out of reach early on. 12 first half scores and 10 in the second saw Adelphi take a 22-12 win to boost their record to 6-1, 3-1 NE-10, while St. Anselm drops to 3-5, 1-3 NE-10.

Erica Devito led the charge for the Panthers, pouring in six goals and dishing out two assists for eight points on the day. Marissa Mills had a big game, scoring four goals, adding one assist and scooping up a team high four ground balls while Devan Crimi also chipped in with four goals of her own. Meg Brown had two goals and two assists while newcomer Danielle Jaycox tacked on three goals. Michelle Ceraso and Angela Oliveto combined for three goals to cap the scoring. Jordann Dempsey picked up her sixth win of the season as she made five saves and let up just 10 goals in 54:50 minutes of action

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