Top-Ranked Adelphi Breezes By Le Moyne
from press release
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The second ranked Adelphi University women's lacrosse team used a 10 goal second half to sprint past the visiting 19th ranked Dolphins of LeMoyne College, 16-6 on Motamed Field, Wednesday, April 16. With the win, the Panthers remain perfect, at 15-0 overall and 10-0 in the Northeast-10, while LeMoyne falls to 9-4 and 6-3 in conference action.
Four players posted three points for Adelphi in the win. Alexa Froccaro and Emily Keesling found the back of the LeMoyne net three times each, while Devan Crimi had two tallies and a helper and Jackie Jahelka picked up two assists and one goal. Danielle Jaycox and Rachel O'Brien also had multiple points, with two goals each.
Meg Brown and Danielle Jaycox controlled the midfield for the Brown and Gold and paced the defense with four and three caused turnovers respectively. Jaycox also had a team high four ground balls, while Brown and Jacqueline Williams picked up three ground balls apiece. As usual Felicia Mills was in charge on the draw, racking up a game-high six draw controls and Taylor Hayes made three stops in her 14th win of the season.
The Dolphins struck first, scoring just 1:58 into the action, but the LeMoyne goal woke the Panthers up and their response was to reel off three straight tallies of their own, taking a 3-1 lead on a Jahelka goal with 19:16 left in the first half. However, the Dolphins counter punched with three goals of their own, climbing back on top, 4-3 with just 11:13 left in the first half action.
In a span of 1:52, the Brown and Gold snatched control of the game back from the visitors, getting goals from Crimi, O'Brien and Froccaro, with the final tally coming with 8:52 on the clock, putting Adelphi up two, 6-4. LeMoyne continued to fight, scoring just 37 seconds later to cut the Panthers lead in half, 6-5, which remained the score as the teams cleared the field for halftime.
The game continued to be a defensive struggle in the first five minutes of the second frame, but a Froccaro score with 24:44 left in the game kicked off a 10-0 Adelphi run that put a strangle hold on the game. The Panthers would score the first three goals with minutes between each, but Jahelka found a streaking Jaycox at the 7:34 mark and the goals started to come fast and furious, with six in just over six minutes, including three in 58 seconds to put the game away, 16-5. The visitors would find the back of the net once more, with just 25 ticks on the clock, but the Brown and Gold lead was safe, 16-6.
Adelphi out shot the Dolphins, 38-13, turned the ball over less, 11-20, claimed more ground balls, 19-13 and won more draws, 14-10.
The Panthers return to action on Saturday, April 19 when they celebrate Senior Day with a home contest against the Purple Knights of Saint Michael's College at 1:00 pm on Motamed Field. Adelphi will also welcome back the 2004 NCAA Division II Championship for a reception and halftime celebration.
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