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Women’s lacrosse: Adelphi rolls; Farmingdale State wins

Sunday, 18th March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/18/12
From Press Releases

On Saturday the No. 2 women’s lacrosse team took on the Warriors of Merrimack College in the first Northeast-10 Conference game of the season. Scoring from seven different women prompted nine goals in the first half and 11 in the second while holding the hosts to just nine as Adelphi came away with a 20-9 victory. With the win, the Panthers advance to 5-0, 1-0 NE-10 while the Warriors slip to 2-1, 2-1 NE-10.

For the Panthers, Erica Devito had two goals, three assists and five draw controls while Meg Brown added three goals and two assists to go along with four ground balls and three draw controls. Devan Crimi notched four goals and one assist while Marissa Mills did her part with four goals as well. Rounding out the scoring was Alexa Froccaro with three and Danielle Jaycox and Sara Sangiorgio with two apiece.

Cage minder Jordann Dempsey saw 45:46 minutes in goal, made six saves and allowed eight goals to earn her fifth win of the season.

Merrimack’s Alicia Tinsley tallied a game high five goals while Tyler Szymanski, Jenn Pino, Colleen Strachan and Liz Greenly all had a goal and an assist each. Inna Hedden played the entire 60 minutes and made 13 saves in the loss.

Tinsley put the Warriors on the board first, scoring two straight goals with assistance from Gulia Palombo and Strachan. Adelphi responded with seven unanswered goals from five different players over the ensuing 13 minutes, sparked by a Devito score at 21:42, unassisted.

A yellow card on Pino gave the Brown and Gold an extra man up opportunity in which they capitalized on, courtesy of Froccaro who put in her first of three goals in the game to give Adelphi a 3-2 lead.

Just 12 seconds later, Devan Crimi notched the third straight goal while Devito , Brown and Marissa Mills capped the scoring rout to make it a 7-2 contest with just over nine minutes left in the first.

Over the final five minutes, the Warriors netted two more goals, but Sara Sangiorgio responded with two goals of her own to keep the Panther lead at five as the two teams broke for the half.

The second half was highlighted by four and five-goal runs by the Panthers. Froccaro kicked off the second frame with a goal just 12 seconds in but Greenly struck back on a free position shot to keep it a five point game.

At 27:20, Crimi sparked what would be a four-goal run and was followed up by a Mills goal just five second later off the draw. Jaycox capped the run with two shots that found the back of the cage.

Merrimack scored three straight, but the Panthers came right back with five more unanswered goals. After exchanging a goal each to cap the game, Adelphi came out with their fifth straight win by a score of 20-9.

Farmingdale State 13, New Paltz State 11

Freshman midfielder Christy Thoden (Bayport, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal for Farmingdale State with 26 seconds remaining in regulation. The Rams took a 12-11 lead on Thoden’s free position goal and added another score with .7 seconds on the clock en route to a 13-11 non-conference victory over New Paltz State.

Tied 6-6 with 20:31 remaining in the second half, Farmingdale State (4-0) regained the lead as junior attack Carly Schneider (Merrick, N.Y.) scored off the pass from senior attack Krystin Shand (Massapequa Park, N.Y.). The Rams increased the lead to 8-6 as sophomore midfielder Jordyn Hasemann (Farmingdale, N.Y.) netted a man-up goal after being setup by Shand’s pass.

New Paltz (2-2) cut the deficit to 9-8 with 11:12 to play before Schneider and freshman midfielder Nicole Marzocca (West Babylon, N.Y.) scored back-to-back goals for the Rams. Freshman midfielder Carissa Citro (Miller Place, N.Y.) pulled the Hawks within two, 11-9, as she scored a free position goal with 3:25 left on the clock. Sophomore attack Talia Tesler (Rochester, N.Y.) scored the games next two goals for the Hawks to even the score at 11-11 with 1:25 remaining. Thoden sealed the victory for Farmingdale State with her free position goal with 26 seconds left in the game.

The Rams were led by Schneider who scored a game-high five goals, while Hasemann added four scores. Shand had a game-high five assists and Marzocca tallied three points on two goals and an assist. Thoden picked up 10 ground balls which is one shy of the Farmingdale State single game school record. Thoden also added 10 draw controls and caused five turnovers for the Rams.

Freshman midfielder Lianne Valdivia (Kingston, N.Y.) had a team-high four goals for New Paltz, while Tesler and Citro each scored two goals and had one assist.

Senior goalkeeper Courtney Cook (Deer Park, N.Y.) made seven saves in the win, while senior goalie Stefanie Mignone (Farmingville, N.Y.) had 11 saves in defeat.

Farmingdale State next will host Oneonta in a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00 p.m.

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