No. 4 Adelphi Rolls by Southern New Hampshire

Garden City, N.Y. No. 4 Adelphi took on the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. The Brown and Gold held the visitors scoreless in the first two frames while jumping out to an insurmountable 7-0 halftime lead. Five more second half goals proved to be more than enough to close out the game as the Panthers came out on top, 12-3. With the win, Adelphi advances to 6-0, 4-0 while Southern New Hampshire slips to 2-6, 2-2 NE-10.

A total of eight different players notched at least one goal for the Panthers while an impressive 12 collected at least one point. Nick Watson registered four points on three goals and one assist to lead Adelphi while Salvatore Tuttle found the back of the net twice and dished out one assist. Luke Spitzer, Patrick Starke, Jamie McAndrew and Brian Prendergast all register multiple-point games with two points each. Gregory Puskuldjian and Rashad Cureton combined to win 10-19 on the faceoff.

Eight of Adelphi's 13 saves came from graduate student Eric Janssen in cage. The Hicksville, N.Y. native did not allow a single goal during his 30 minutes of action to pick up the win. Aidan Bennardo let two slip by him and made one save in 24:24 minutes while John McGrath and Keith McDermott split the remaining time and each had two saves.

For Southern New Hampshire, Cameron Joyce recorded two of his team's three goals while Ryan Woodford earned the only other score. Phil LaTorre picked up the Penmen's only assist. Cage minder Morgan Weirteter logged all 60 minutes, allowed 12 goals and made 15 saves in the loss.

As a team, the Brown and Gold fired more shots, 49-34, won more faceoffs, 10-19, and forced 25 turnovers.

All three of Watson's score came in the first half with assists coming from Tuttle, McAndrew and Kevin Kenndey. McAndrew and Stark added to the four-goal run in the first and then Tuttle and Joe Celano's efforts made it a 7-0 affair at halftime.

Spitzer notched his third of the season, unassisted, to open up the third but Southern New Hampshire's Joyce responded and finally got his team on the board at the 9:35 mark on a feed from LaTorre. Joyce would find the back of the net once more in the fourth while teammate Woodford tacked on one as well. Meanwhile, the Panthers added four more, three of which came in the fourth, to cap the nine-goal victory.

The Stickmen are back in action on Wednesday, April 3 when they travel to Albany, N.Y. to take on NE-10 rivals St. Rose at 7:00 pm.

2013-03-30



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