No. 4 Le Moyne Edges No. 5 Adelphi for NE-10 Championship

Garden City, N.Y. Second-seeded Ddelphi took on the top-seeded Dolphins of Le Moyne in the Northeast-10 championship. Despite notching the game's first goal, the Panthers slipped to a 6-3 halftime deficit, ultimately falling by a score of 8-6.

The loss marks the first time the Brown and Gold have lost an NE-10 playoff game since joining the conference. The Panthers claim Runner-Up honors and will wait to see how their 17-2 overall record stacks up against the region later this evening when the NCAA field is announced.

Danielle Jaycox and Devan Crimi combined for an even share of four goals while Rachel O'Brien and Alexa Froccaro found the back of the net one time each. Felicia Mills gained five of her team's nine draw controls while the Panthers caused eight turnovers as a team.

Jordann Dempsey recorded the first 26:18 minutes in cage, allowed five goals and made two saves while teammate Taylor Hayes closed out the final 33:42 and allowed three goals and made three stops.

For the Dolphins, Kelly Condon, Kathleen Conese and Clair Monnat all tallied two goals. Sam Yaro and Brenna Bauer each had one goal and one assist. Molly Marbut played all 60minutes in cage, allowed six goals and made a game high 11 saves.

Crimi wasted no time getting the Brown and Gold on the board first as she found the back of the net just 38 seconds into the game. However, Le Moyne responded with three straight scores from Monnat, Condon and Conese to go up by two.

Jaycox connected on a free position shot at the 5:41 mark, but the Dolphins once against struck back with three more unanswered goals from Bauer, Conese and Monnat. Down by four with halftime drawing near, O'Brien's free position goal with 1:20 left made it a 6-3 contest at the break.

In the opening 5:02 of the second, Froccaro's 52nd goal of the season was followed up by Crimi's second of the game to make it a one-goal affair at 6-5. However, Yaro quickly upped the host's lead back to a two-goal cushion. After nearly 16 and a half minutes of scoreless action, Condon broke the silence to force Adelphi into an 8-5 corner with just under 10 minutes left in the game.

Jaycox pulled through at the 6:59 mark to make it 8-6, but the Panthers were unable to get any closer as they suffered their first loss in an NE-10 post-season game since 2010.

Jaycox and Janelli were named to the NE-10 All-Tournament Team.

Prior to today's loss, the Panthers were the third seed in the North Region. Their 17-2 record should be enough to get them into the NCAA Tournament, but they will have to wait and see when the field of six is announced tonight at 8:00 pm

2013-05-05



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