No. 5 Adelphi Pulls Away from No. 12 Bentley in 2nd Half

Garden City, N.Y. After a sluggish first half, No. 5 Adelphi hit its stride in the second to come away with the 10-4 victory over No. 12 Bentley. With the win, Adelphi advances to 16-1, 11-1 NE-10 while Bentley drops to 11-5, 9-3 NE-10.

Devan Crimi led the Panthers with two goals and one assist while Sara Sangiorgio, Alexa Froccaro and Danielle Jaycox all found the back of the net twice. Rachel O'Brien had an even split of two points while Emily Keesling rounded out the scoring contingent with one goal. Jacqueline Williams and Melyssa Mathewson both added one assist.

Jordann Dempsey logged all 60 minutes in cage, allowed just four goals and made 12 saves.

For Bentley, Jackie Brown accounted for half of her team's goals while Chelsea Larivee and Megan Wiggins were credited with the other two. Ally Dorman made 11 saves in cage and suffered the loss after allowing all 11 goals.

The Panthers got off to a quick start in the early stages of the game when Froccaro capitalized on a free position attempt just 2:26 into the opening half. Eight minutes later, Sangiorgio, on a feed from O'Brien, notched her 40th goal of the season to make it a 2-0 affair. At the 14:32 mark, Crimi beat Dorman to make it a 3-0 game, courtesy of an assist from Mathewson.

Brown and Wiggins cut the deficit to 3-2 on back-to-back scores, but Froccaro sent her team into halftime up 4-2 after forcing a last second turnover, scooping up the ground ball, racing down field and firing a shot into the back of the cage with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Bentley got on the board first in the final frame after Wiggins found Brown who notched her second goal of the game to make it a one score contest at 4-3. However, it was all Adelphi from there as they rattled off six straight goals over an 11 minute span. Sparked by Jaycox on a free position attempt, Keesling, O'Brien and Crimi followed suit to make it an 8-3 contest. Jaycox once again converted on a free position attempt before Sangiorgio capped the run on a textbook feed from Crimi.

Larivee managed to put one more on the scoreboard for Bentley with seven seconds left, but it's as close as they would get as the scoreboard clock hit zero with the score showing 10-4 in favor of the Panthers.

The Brown and Gold currently sit in second place in the Northeast-10 standings behind Le Moyne. If Le Moyne wins tomorrow against Franklin Pierce, Adelphi will be locked into the #2 seed and earn a buy into the semifinals on Saturday, May 4 with the championship to be held the following day. Le Moyne will be the site for the semifinals and championship.

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. No. 5 Adelphi outscored No. 12 Bentley 6-2 in the second half as the Panthers pulled away for a 10-4 victory over the Falcons in Northeast-10 women's lacrosse Friday night.

In the NE-10 finale for both teams, Bentley trailed just 4-2 at halftime. But the Panthers s scored six straight goals after Bentley had gotten to within 4-3 with 23:27 left in the 2nd half.

The defeat means Bentley will either be the fourth or fifth seed in next week's Northeast-10 playoffs.

Adelphi scored the first three goals to take a 3-0 lead, but it took them more than 15 minutes to do it. One of Division II's leading scorers, junior attack Devan Crimi, scored her 61st goal of the season at the 14:32 mark to make it 3-0.

Bentley got on the board with 10:08 left in the half on a goal by junior Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield), the first of her two of the night. Almost six minutes later, Megan Wiggins (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) made it a 3-2 game with an unassisted goal

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