#4 Adelphi Rolls with Win Over #15 New Haven

Garden City, N.Y. No. 4 Adelphi hosted the #15 Chargers of New Haven in a Northeast-10 showdown. The Panthers took a 6-3 lead at the half and did not look back, coming away with a 14-9 victory. In victory, the Panthers remain undefeated at 11-0 and 7-0 NE-10, while New Haven falls to 5-6 and 3-3 in the conference.

The Panthers were led by Danielle Jaycox, Devan Crimi and Alexa Froccaro, all of whom tallied three goals. Rachel Aitkens and Rachel O'Brien each chipped in two goals and Emily Keesling rounded out the Panthers' offense with one goal.

On the defensive end of the field, Jacqueline Williams and Lauren Janelli combined for three ground balls, seven draw controls and six caused turnovers. Jordann Dempsey picked up the win in goal, as she played all 60 minutes, allowed nine goals and made six saves.

For New Haven, Kristina Curry recorded five points behind four goals and an assist, while Natalie Liberman tallied four goals.

The Panthers broke out to a 2-0 lead in the opening five minutes on the strength of unassisted scores by Froccaro and Crimi. Curry answered back for the Chargers at the 16:36 mark to cut the deficit in half while Liberman's 32nd goal of the season knotted the action at 2-2 with 12:12 to go in the half.

Less than two minutes later, Jaycox answered with her first of the contest to put the Brown and Gold back on top. Crimi followed with her first scoring effort of the night to put the Panthers up 4-2. Curry once again answered with her second goal to pull the Chargers back within one, 4-3. However, Jaycox and Froccaro netted their second goals of the half over the final five minutes to go up 6-3 at the break.

O'Brien, the reigning NE-10 Rookie of the Week, registered her first goal of the game just 46 seconds into the second half but Liberman responded on a successful free position goal. Shortly after, Maya Szymanski beat Dempsey to make it a two goal game at 7-5.

In a 12 minute span, each team swapped three goals apiece with scoring on the Panther's end coming from Aitkens and Jaycox while Curry and Liberman did the work for the visitors. With 8:47, Liberman found the back of the net once again to pull the Chargers to within just one goal, 10-9.

Unfortunately for New Haven, it would be the last tally mark they would be able to put up on the scoreboard as Crimi, Froccaro, O'Brien and Keesling each found the back of the net for a handful of insurance goals to put the game on ice.

The Panthers return to action on Saturday, April 13 when they host the Hawks of Saint Anselm College in a 1:00 p.m. Northeast-10 Conference contest.


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