No. 5 Adelphi Starts Fast, Downs No. 10 Stonehill

Garden City, N.Y. Earlier this afternoon, #5 Adelphi hosted #10 Stonehill in a Northeast-10 contest. After going up 7-1 in the first, the six-goal cushion proved to be more than enough to hold on to the win as Adelphi came out on top, 12-5. With the win, Adelphi improves to 9-0, 5-0, NE-10 while the Skyhawks slip to 6-3, 5-1 NE-10.

Danielle Jaycox found the back of the net three times while Melyssa Mathewson added two goals and as many assists in the win. Devan Crimi, Rachel O'Brien and Sara Sangiorgio all netted two goals apiece while Alexa Froccaro chipped in with one. Felicia Mills rounded out the point earners with one assists. Jacqueline Williams scooped up a game high five ground balls and with the efforts of Lauren Janelli, caused a combined 10 turnovers.

In goal, Jordann Dempsy logged all 60 minutes, allowed just five goals and made nine saves as she picked up her seventh victory of the season.

Kelsey Shannahan and Heather Sullivan registered two goals each for the Skyhawks as Elizabeth Lane put in the fifth goal. Kelsey Reilly and Mary Lee Mahoney were credited with one assist each. Goalie Ashley Armstrong suffered the loss as she made 13 saves while allowing 12 goals.

As a team the Panthers dominated each end of the field, outshooting Stonehill 35-16, picking up more ground balls, 25-13, and forcing 23 turnovers while turning it over just 15 times themselves.

The first half was all Adelphi as the Brown and Gold registered 16 more shots, scooped up more than double the amount of ground balls and forced 15 turnovers. Jaycox got the ball rolling with back-to-back goals within 45 seconds of each other to give her team the early 2-0 lead. Mathewson, Crimi, O'Brien and Froccaro used that momentum to string together the rest of the six-goal run that spanned nearly 18 minutes while keeping Stonehill at bay.

Lane's free position goal with 8:49 left on the clock finally put the Skyhawks on the scoreboard. Winding down the clock, Crimi took the final shot of the half and found the back of the net on a free position attempt to give the Panthers a 7-1 lead heading into halftime.

Sangiorgio notched her 32nd goal of the season to open the second, but Sullivan responded with an unassisted score to keep it a six goal affair. Sangiorgio and Jaycox beat Armstrong on back-to-back attempts by were matched by Shannahan and Sullivan minutes later. Mathewson and O'Brien put in Adelphi's eleventh and twelfth scores which put the icing on the cake. Stonehill put one more up with 1:05 remaining courtesy of Shannahan but it would be as close as they would get.

The Panthers are back in action on Saturday, April 6 when they hit the road for a conference match-up against Southern New Hampshire University at 4:00 pm.


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