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Women’s lacrosse: Adelphi cruises, LI University falls

Friday, 16th March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/16/12
From Press Releases

The No. 2 Adelphi women’s lacrosse team took on the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University Thursday in its Northeast-10 Conference opener.

After scoring 12 first half goals, the Panthers tacked on another 11, courtesy of six different players scoring. Holding the home team at bay, Adelphi came home with a 23-12 victory. With the win, the stickwomen advance to 4-0, 1-0 NE-10 while SNH remains winless at 0-3, 0-1 NE-10.

Erica Devito amassed a total of 11 points on seven goals and four assists while Sara Sangiorgio had five goals, two assists and picked up five ground balls. Devan Crimi and Meg Brown each chipped in with four goals apiece with Alexa Froccaro and Marissa Mills combining for three to round out the scoring. Cage minder, Jordann Dempsey picked up her fourth win of the season, made three saves and allowed eight goals in 37:24 minutes of action.

As a team, Adelphi registered 45 shots, 35 of which were on goal, picked up 15 ground balls, and had 20 draw controls, seven of which were earned by Jacqueline Williams and five from Mills.

For the Penmen, Phoebe Clark and Emily Mongeau evenly split a total of six goals and two assists while Ellie Morin chipped in with three goals as well. Sara Halbich, Jade Antonangeli and Justine Clark capped the Penmen’s goal scoring with one each.

SNH had 21 shots, 15 on goal, scooped up 11 ground balls and earned 17 draw controls.

Saint Mary’s (CA) 19, Long Island University 11

The Blackbirds mounted a comeback in the second half against Saint Mary’s on Thursday night but fell short. Despite a slow start, the Blackbirds outscored Saint Mary’s in the second half, 7-5.

The Gaels jumped out to a five-goal lead early in the first half, but freshman Shannon Morris stopped the rally with her first collegiate goal at the 23:59 mark.

Saint Mary’s continued to push, going on a five-goal run, but sophomore Ashley Delaney added a goal and sophomore Shakoya Smith chipped in two before the half was up.

The Blackbirds came out fighting in the second half, scoring the first three goals. Freshman Brittany Rader found the back of the net off a pass from senior Amber Meek, while Delaney added her second goal of the game at the 17:57 mark. Sophomore Gina Eberwein tallied one to make the score 14-7.

LIU continued to chip away at the deficit, with Smith adding her third and fourth goals of the game with less than ten minutes left to play. Rader and Eberwein both took advantage of free position shots, with Eberwein’s coming with only 2:44 left to play.

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