April 23, 2013

Greyhounds Close Season With Loss to Adelphi

Garden City, N.Y. (April 23) -- The Assumption College women's lacrosse team dropped a 19-4 final to No. 5 Adelphi University on Tuesday evening. The Panthers are ranked number five in the latest IWLCA National Poll.

The Greyhounds finish their season with a 9-8 overall record on the season including a 5-7 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play while Adelphi is now 14-1 including a 10-1 record in conference play. The nine victories marked a tie for the most in school history, evening the 2002 team. It also marked the first time since that 2002 squad that the team finished with a winning record.

The Panthers held a 14-2 lead at halftime as sophomore Camille Auger (Kennebunk, Maine / Kennebunk) and freshman Meg Curley (Seaford, N.Y. / Seaford) scored the lone two goals in the half for the Greyhounds.

After Adelphi jumped out to a nine-goal lead, Curley got the Greyhounds on the board with a marker assisted by Kate Graydon (Kennebunkport, Maine / Kennebunk). Auger then scored her 34th goal of the season with 9:47 remaining in the half, cutting the score to nine, 11-2.

Adelphi scored the final three goals of the half to carry a 14-2 lead into the break.

Senior Steph O'Rourke (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan) and junior Lindsay Hagerman (Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough) added second half goals in the loss for Assumption.

The Greyhounds concluded a historic season that saw Amy Mcneil (Orange, Conn. / Amity) set school records for goals in a season (66), points in a season (76), goals in a game (10), and points in a game (12). She also crossed the 100-point threshold in only her second season, becoming the seventh Greyhound to reach that total.

O'Rourke also joined the 100-point club, becoming the eighth Greyhound with 100 career points with a two-point game against Mercy College as part of an 11-10 victory.

Assumption opened the season with the teams first-ever victory over Merrimack College, a 16-11 final, behind eight goals by Mcneil.

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