When and Where: April 1, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (Larkin Field)
Score: Adelphi University 18, Southern New Hampshire University 6
Records: Adelphi 8-0 (6-0 NE10), SNHU 5-4 (2-3 NE10)
Sophomore Kristin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) tallied three points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's lacrosse team was felled by No. 1-ranked Adelphi University, 18-6, on Saturday afternoon at a snowy Larkin Field.
Wilder scored two goals and added an assist. Senior Casey Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) potted a pair of markers, sophomore Alexis Felt (Manchester, N.H.) notched a goal and an assist, and junior Alexa Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) dished a pair of helpers.
Adelphi drew first blood 2:01 into the contest and added four more to grab a 5-0 lead with 17:27 on the clock. Alison Johnson and Casey Zalewski each scored twice during the game-opening run. Wilder broke the ice for the Penmen with a free-position tally with 14:19 remaining, but Jaqueline Jahelka and Kole Pollock each potted a pair of goals as the Panthers closed the half on a 6-0 run that sent them to the locker room with an 11-1 advantage.
Jahelka opened the second-half scoring 1:54 in before Zalewski added two more to expand the Adelphi lead to 14-1 with 24:16 remaining. Duggan collected a pass from Bedell and found the back of the net to put the Penmen on the board for the first time in the second half with 22:59 left.
After Adelphi made it 15-2 with a Johnson goal, Duggan made good on a free-position attempt and then freshman Merry Harrington (Peabody, Mass.) scored off a Felt feed to close the gap to 15-4 with 12:50 left.
The Panthers scored three straight to widen the advantage to 18-4 with 7:49 to play before Wilder set up Felt and then struck off a Bedell feed to cap the scoring.
- The six goals scored by SNHU are the most allowed by Adelphi in a game this season, as well as more than half of the total offensive output (13) from Panther opponents in seven previous contests this season. Florida Southern College found the back of the net five times on Feb. 21.
- The six markers also match the number of goals allowed by the Panthers in their previous four games entering the day. In addition, the five second-half scores are three more than any team has recorded in the second stanza against Adelphi this season and equals the number of goals the Panthers have given up in the second half in the seven previous tilts this season, combined.
- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made nine saves in the first half of play, while sophomore Leah Olansky (Bennington, Vt.) turned aside five shots. Hailey Peterson stopped four shots for Adelphi.
- Adelphi outshot Southern New Hampshire, 39-13, including 27-6 in the opening half, while the Penmen held a 15-11 advantage in draw controls.
- The Penmen went 2-for-4 on their free-positions attempts, while the Panthers were an efficient 4-for-6.
The Penmen return to action Tuesday, April 4 (3:30 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael's College. The next home game for SNHU is Wednesday, April 12 (4 p.m.) when it plays host to Assumption College at Larkin.
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