No. 2 Adelphi Ends No. 8 Bentley's Win Streak

WALTHAM, Mass. Adelphi, the number two ranked team in Division II, received four goals from senior Marissa Mills and hat tricks from four others in a 20-11 win over No. 8 Bentley on Saturday afternoon in a Northeast-10 match-up at Bentley.

The loss snapped Bentley's five-game winning streak and dropped its records to 10-5 overall and 7-3 in the NE-10. Adelphi has now won eight straight, bumping its records to 13-1 and 10-1.

Bentley was within 11-7 after the opening goal of the second half at the 25:56 mark from junior Cori Geiger (Agawam/Agawam HS). Adelphi answered with a 6-0 run over the next five-plus minutes to stretch its advantage to 17-7 with just over 18 minutes to play, which proved to be too large a deficit for the Falcons to overcome.

The Panthers jumped out to a 6-1 lead after 11 minutes in the first half from six different goal scorers. Bentley came back with a mini 3-1 run with the goals coming from Alex Carney (Providence, R.I./The Wheeler School), Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield HS) and Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown HS) to get to within 7-4 with 9:13 left in the half. Adelphi finished the half strong, scoring four of the final six goals of the opening 30 minutes to take an 11-6 bulge into intermission.

Bentley will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday night when they travel to No. 13 Saint Anselm.

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Waltham, MA No. 2 Adelphi took on the #8 Falcons of Bentley in a Northeast-10 contest. Courtesy of a four-goal opening half run, and another run of six in the second, the Panthers managed to secure their 13th win of the season by way of a 20-11 victory. With the win, Adelphi moves to 13-1, 10-1 NE-10 while Bentley's record stands at 10-5, 7-3 NE-10.

The first 5:37 of action in the opening half was Panther dominated with Erica Devito (3G), Sara Sangiorgio (3G, 1A), Alexa Froccaro (3G, 1A) and Marissa Mills (4G) all putting in the first of their multiple goal games. Impressively, the quartet combined for 13 of the Panther's 20 total goals in the game.

Bentley's Jackie Brown (4G) temporarily put a band aid on the bleeding, putting in her first of four goals to finally get her team on the board at 4-1. Alex Carney, Brown, Taylor Bastien, Chelsea Larivee and Amy Ernst all put in a goal for the hosts, bringing their first half total to six.

On the other end, two goals by Meg Brown (3G), and a score each by Lauren Janelli (1G), Devan Crimi (2G, 1A), Stefani Jackson (1G), Froccaro and Mills kept the Panther advantage at five with the score reading 11-6 at the break.

Cori Geiger cut the lead to four on a successful free position shot, but Adelphi responded with six unanswered goals to grow their advantage to 10, the largest of the game.

Bentley would go on to score on four more occasions, but it just was not enough as Adelphi proved to be too much to handle and secured the win on the 20th and final goal of the game by Sangiorgio.

The Panthers outshot Bentley 41-25, picked up 16 ground balls, was successful in all but one clear (16 of 17), and converted on 5-10 free position shots.

Jordann Dempsey picked up her 11th win of the year as she logged all 60 minutes in cage, allowed 11 goals and made seven saves.

The #2 Panthers are back in action when they travel to New Haven, Connecticut to take on the #6 Chargers of the University of New Haven in their final Northeast-10 Conference match-up of the season.


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