No. 6 Adelphi Thunders by Southern New Hampshire

Manchester, NH No. 6 Adelphi took on the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire this afternoon in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. The Panthers flexed their offensive sharpness as highlighted by five and seven goal runs in the first and third respectively while also putting on a solid defensive showing as they came out on top 17-5. With the win, Adelphi moves up to 9-2, 5-2 NE-10 while SNHU drops to 3-7, 3-5 NE-10.

Joe Vitale led the way, dumping in five goals on the afternoon. He did most of his damage in the first, scoring three of Adelphi's five goals, and continued the trend by kicking off and ending the second with scores as well. Out of the first nine goals scored in the game, Vitale accounted for five of them, scoring on every other goal.

Three goals and an assist highlighted Joe Celano's day while Danny Blau split his four points down the middle. The duo assisted one another on a goal each in the first, and then Blau, on another feed from Celano, scored again in the second to make it a 7-1 game.

Three shots resulted in three goals for Timothy Aiello while Kevin Kennedy, Michael Rossi, Anthony Caponi and Shane Wynn all tallied one. Wynn began the third with a score to spark a big seven goal period capped by Aiello with 26 seconds remaining to push the Panthers out 15-2.

Greg Puskuldjian picked up a team high six ground balls and won 14 of 18 faceoffs while Kenneth Worker stepped in on five faceoffs and was successful in all but one. Eric Janssen logged 37:51 in cage, made 10 stops and allowed just two goals as he came home with his ninth win. Meanwhile, Adian Bennardo made seven saves in 22:09 minutes between the pipes and gave up just three goals.

John Cuozzo netted SNHU's only goal of the first two periods while teammate Ryan Woodford put the second tally on the board before the fourth period. Corey Allen and Chris Roach were the only two other point getters as all four scorers were also credited with an assist each.

Brendan O'Brien played 45:00 minutes in net and allowed 15 goals in the loss while making seven saves. Backup Crosby Nicholson logged the final quarter and allowed two goals.

The Panthers return to action on Wednesday, April 18 when they round out their three game road swing with a Northeast-10 contest against Assumption College at 4:00 pm.

2012-04-14



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