April 6, 2013

No. 5 Adelphi Too Much for Women's Lacrosse

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Fifth-ranked Adelphi University scored 12 times in each half as it recorded a 24-7 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory over Southern New Hampshire University Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field.  The Panthers remained unbeaten on the season, upping their record to 10-0 and 6-0 in NE-10 play, while the Penmen are now 5-6 and 4-3 in the league.

Rachel O'Brien paced Adelphi with five goals and an assist, while Danielle Jaycox finished with four goals and an assist for the Panthers.  Melyssa Mathewson and Alexa Froccaro added three goals apiece for the guests.

Southern New Hampshire was led by Emily King's (Florence, Mass.) three goals, while Lindsay Bucknam (Bow, N.H.) finished with a pair of scores.  Jenna Crupi (Albany, N.Y.) and Ambra Maymon (Longmeadow, Mass.) each added single tallies.

King scored twice in a 53-second span to give the Penmen a 2-0 lead 4:43 into the game.  Adelphi scored the game's next three goals to take a 3-2 lead, before King converted a free position shot to tie the game 3-3 with 21:40 left in the first half.  The guests ran off six straight and nine of the final 10 goals of the first half to build a 12-4 halftime lead, then maintained at least an eight-goal advantage over the final 30 minutes.

Jordann Dempsey played the first 52:17 in goal for Adelphi and made six saves while allowing six goals before being relieved by Taylor Langston, who allowed a goal with no saves the rest of the way.  Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) made 10 saves for Southern New Hampshire.  The guests held a 38-14 shot advantage and had 23 of the game's 31 draw controls.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Tuesday night when it travels to Saint Anselm College for a 7:00 Northeast-10 contest.