April 20, 2013

Adelphi Bounces Back with Mauling at St. Michael's

from press release

Colchester, VT - Earlier this afternoon, the #3 women's lacrosse team took on the Purple Knights of St. Michael's College in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. After a 14-1 opening half, the Panthers continued the offensive onslaught with 6 second half goals to come away with their 13th win of the season by a score of 21-1. In victory, the Brown and Gold advance their record to 13-1, 9-1 NE-10 while St. Michael's drops to 5-9, 3-8 NE-10.

Alexa Froccaro led the scoring barrage with four goals while Danielle Jaycox, Devan Crimi and Rachel Aitkens all tallied three scores with one assist. The Panthers also had scoring efforts from Melyssa Mathewson, Rachel O'Brien, Sara Sangiorgio andDanielle Montano as the four combined for seven goals.

Jordan Dempsey picked up the win as she allowed just one goal in 23:32 minutes of action. Taylor Hayes and Taylor Langston closed out the remainder of the game and made a combined two saves.

The Panthers dominated in all team categories, out-shooting the hosts, 35-5, picking up more ground balls, 16-12, gaining more draw controls, 16-7, and causing 18 turnovers.

For St. Michael's, Courtney Piper was the lone goal scorer for the Purple Knights. Casey Curtin saw all 60 minutes of action in net and suffered the loss while making nine saves.

Five of Adelphi's 14 first half goals came on free-position attempts. Crimi, Aitkens, O'Brien, Jaycox, Froccaro and Aitkens all rattled off their first goals of the game within the opening 9:32 to push out to a 6-0 lead. Piper finally got St. Michael's on the board with her team's only score of the game, but the Brown and Gold dumped a crushing eight more goals to put the score out of reach by halftime, 14-1.

The second half was all Adelphi as Froccaro and Montano each found the back of the net twice. O'Brien and Crimi rounded out the six-goal second with one score each to cap the 20-1 scoring exhibition.

The Panthers are back in action on Tuesday, April 23 when they host the Greyhounds of Assumption College on Motamed Field at 5:30 pm.


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