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Women’s lacrosse: Adelphi topples New Haven, 10-8, in key Northeast-10 Conference battle

Tuesday, 24th April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/24/12
From Press Release

the No. 1 Adelphi women’s lacrosse team defeated No. 6 New Haven, 10-8, today in a key Northeast-10 Conference contest. Adelphi improves to 14-1, 11-1 NE-10 while UNH moves to 12-4, 7-4 NE-10.

Marissa Mills provided much of the offensive duties with three goals while also dishing out one assist. Her second score in the final 30 minutes of play sparked a much needed four-goal Panther run in which Devan Crimi (1G) and Erica Devito (1G, 1A) contributed key goals.

Adelphi took an early 1-0 lead courtesy of Sara Sangiorgio (1G) on the first possession just 46 seconds into the game on a Devito feed. Danielle Jaycox (1G) did her part with a goal in the first while Meg Brown (2G) found the back of the cage on two occasions in the first, each of which gave her team a temporary go-ahead goal to break the tie.

UNH’s Sarah Magnone and Ashley Fernandez tied the game at 2-2 and 4-4 in the first, but at the half, the Chargers found themselves down by one at 5-4. However, the slate was even for the third and final time when Kathryn Campbell found the back of the cage just 39 seconds into the half.

A four-goal Panther run made it a 9-5 game with just over 20 minutes left to play, but the host team fought back, responding with a three-goal run of their own with Alexis Gabbe, Nicole McKee and Natalie Lieberman all taking the equal share of the credit attributed to the consecutive scores.

With 10:20 remaining, Adelphi hung on to a 9-8 lead. The ensuing 7:15 featured a scoreless drought which was finally broken by freshman Alexa Froccaro (1G, 1A) when she sent in a shot that beat UNH goalie Maureen Spellmen. The effort proved to be just enough to hang on as the Chargers were stopped in their tracks and would not get any closer.

Jordann Dempsey recorded her 14th win of the season, logged all 60 minutes in cage and made four saves in the process.

The Panthers are back in action on Saturday, April 28 when they take on cross-town rivals and fellow Long Island lacrosse powerhouse #5 C.W. Post at 4pm. The game will mark the final contest of the 2012 regular season campaign and will be recognized with Senior Day. Be sure to catch the action via live webcast at or follow along on Twitter with @AUPanthers.



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