No. 2 Adelphi Thunders Past Michael's in NE-10 Play

Garden City, N.Y. No. 2 Adelphi hosted St. Michael's this afternoon on Motamed Field for a Northeast-10 Conference match-up. Fifteen first-half Panther goals buried the visiting Purple Knights, as they rolled to their 11th win, 20-2. Adelphi pushes their record to 11-1, 8-1 NE-10 while St. Michael's drops to 3-8, 1-7 NE-10.

Devan Crimi had seven points on four goals and three assists to lead the Panthers. Erica Devito and Alexa Froccaro chipped in to combine for 10 points with Devito earning her share of four goals and an assist and Froccaro putting in three scores with two helpers.

Between Crimi and Devito, the duo pushed an early 4-0 Panther lead to make it a 10 goal game within 13:22. Froccaro added two of her three goals in the first 20 minutes, putting Adelphi up 15-1 before the break on a score with just three seconds remaining. She then capped the scoring frenzy with the 20th Panther goal with 9:23 remaining on the clock.

Danielle Jaycox (2G, 1A), Sara Sangiorgio (2G, 1A) and Marissa Mills (3G) compiled a total of nine points on a combined seven goals and two assists. Jaycox and Mills scored back to back goals to kick start the game, and then struck again in the latter stages of the second half to follow up on two consecutive Sangiorgio scores.

Meg Brown and Michelle Ceraso capped the show with a goal each, both of which came in the first half on free position attempts.

St. Michael's struggled offensively with Eliza Scoba and Shannon Murphy putting in the only two goals against cage minder Jordann Dempsey. Despite allowing 20 goals, Sandy Palumbo played all 60 minutes between the pipes and made 15 saves, 12 of which came in the first half.

The Purple Knights picked up just seven ground balls, caused five turnovers, registered four shots, tallied nine draw controls and was successful on just 8-20 clears.

Dempsey saw 48:08 minutes in net and made just one save while allowing as many goals to earn her 11th win. Backup goalie, Jennifer Rojas saw 11:52 in goal and also allowed one goal and made one assist.

As a team, the Panthers were also statistically better, registering 48 shots, picking up 20 ground balls, taking 13 draw controls, successfully clearing 9-10 attempts, and forcing 27 turnovers.

Adelphi is back in action on Wednesday, April 18 when they host the Owls of Southern Connecticut State in a Northeast-10 match-up on Motamed field at 7:30 pm. The game will also be played in support of Lax 4 Life, an organization for suicide prevention and awareness in young adults and adolescents.

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Saint Michael's held the nation's top-ranked scoring offense off the board for the final 9:23 of the second half and played their third consecutive contest against a nationally-ranked opponent on Saturday, falling to No. 2 and three-time defending NCAA champion Adelphi on Motamed Field.

The Purple Knights are now 3-8 overall and 1-7 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Panthers, who have dropped just three of their last 91 games over the past five years, are ranked second according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and improve to 11-1 and 8-1.

Senior Eliza Scoba (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) and sophomore Shannon Murphy (Boxboro, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional/UMass) each scored for the Purple Knights, while senior Sandy Palumbo (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) stopped 15 shots.

Sophomore Devin Crimi (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) tallied four markers and added three assists for the hosts, while senior Erica Devito (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River), the nation's fourth-ranked scorer, had four goals and one helper. Freshman Alexa Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y./Port Washington) netted three goals and dished off two assists, while senior Marissa Mills (Islip, N.Y./Islip) finished with a hat trick. Sophomore Jordan Dempsey (Sparks, Md./Hereford) made one save in 48:08 of action.

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