Worcester, Mass. (April 13) -- On Sunday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Stadium, the Assumption College women's lacrosse team dropped a 24-3 final to No. 2 ranked Adelphi University in Northeast-10 Conference action.
Adelphi opened up a 7-0 lead to start the game behind two goals each by freshman Jackie Jahelka and sophomore Rachel O'Brien over the first 16 minutes of play. Assumption answered with a 3-0 run, which was started by the second goal of the season by sophomore Meg Curley (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford). Curley found sophomore Kate Graydon (Kennebunkport, Maine/Kennebunk) just 45 seconds later for a 7-2 margin, followed by an unassisted score by sophomore Molly Brown (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central) with just 4:38 left in the first half.
After an Adelphi timeout, the Panthers closed the half on a 3-0 run of their own to take a 10-3 lead into the halftime break. Senior Devan Crimi scored the last two goals of the half to complete the first-period hat trick, en route to a team-high nine goals in the game.
Between the end of the first and the beginning of the second half, Crimi tallied six straight goals for the Panthers as Adelphi pulled away. Alexa Froccaro had three goals and one assist in the second half as the Panthers continued to keep up the offensive pressure despite the game being out of reach at 19-3 with just over five minutes remaining.
Freshman Jaclyn Chirco (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) made eight saves while playing the first 38 minutes for the Hounds, followed by six saves in 22 minutes of play by senior Michelle Monahan (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park). Sophomore Taylor Hayes had two saves in the game to pick up the victory for the Panthers.
Adelphi held a 21-11 edge in ground balls, while Assumption converted 13-of-19 clear attempts and forced seven Adelphi turnovers for the game.
With the loss, Assumption falls to 8-6 overall and 6-5 in the Northeast-10, while Adelphi improves to 14-0 overall and a perfect 9-0 in league play.
Assumption is back in action on Wednesday, April 16th as the Hounds travel to the University of New Haven for a 4 p.m. start.
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