No. 2 Adelphi Storms Past Franklin Pierce

Garden City, N.Y. No. 2 Adelphi took on the Ravens of Franklin Pierce in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. The stickwomen came out sticks blazing, scoring 10 goals in the first six minutes of the game en route to 16 first half goals. Another eight scores ensued over the final half allowing Adelphi to come away with their seventh victory by a score of 24-7. With the win, the Panthers advance to 7-1, 4-1 NE-10 while FPU moves to 4-3, 2-1 NE-10.

For Adelphi, Erica Devito had a big piece of the offensive frenzy, scoring four goals and being credited with as many assists. Freshman Danielle Jaycox put in five goals while earning two assists, Marissa Mills added four goals and one assist, and Sara Sangiorgio had four goals. Devan Crimi tallied a score and three assists and Meg Brown had an assist and a goal while Alexa Froccaro and Joanie Buczkowski each added a goal.

Jordann Dempsey won her seventh game and logged 50:15 minutes in action, allowed just five goals and made two saves. As a team, Adelphi outshot FPU, 38-16, picked up 12 ground balls, won 27 out of 32 draw controls, and made good on two of three free position attempts.

For the Ravens, Courtney Weber was the main offensive force, putting in two goals and dishing out two assists. Lindsey Leach and Brianna Nash added two goals each while Geena Franciosi had an even split of her two points and Madeline Shopshire earned an assist. Jillian Bolduc played the entire 60 minutes, allowed 24 goals and made five saves in the loss.

Marissa Mills kicked off the game with her first of four goals just 39 seconds into the game. Leach, on a feed from Shopshire, responded less than a minute later to even the slate. It would mark the only tie of the game as Adelphi went on to unleash 15 straight goals.

With the clock showing 26:34, the scoreboard read 5-1 as a result of Staudt, Crimi, Jaycox and Devito goals. From 25:55 to 25:01, the Panthers poured on another four goals from Jaycox, Mills, Devito and Brown, further setting back the visitors, 9-1.

A free position goal by Mills capped the 15 goal run to put Adelphi on top, 16-1 with 9:27 left in the first half. Franklin Pierce chipped away at the lead by notching two goals in the remaining 5:07, but at the end of the half, the number two country in the team enjoyed a 16-3 lead.

A quick goal by the Raven's Nash on a feed from Weber chipped the deficit down to 12. Staudt and Weber exchanged goals, but Adelphi unraveled another four unanswered goals, surpassing the 20-goal mark with 9:45 left to play.

Franklin Pierce went on to score another two goals, but Adelphi fired back with three more of their own to settle the score at 24-7.

The Panthers are back in action on Wednesday, April 4 when they host the Yellow Jackets of American International College on Motamed Field at 6:00 pm.

2012-03-31



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