Adelphi upends No. 14 Molloy
Mills, Sangiorgio score three goals each to lead Panthers
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- After jumping out to an 11-6 lead in the first, courtesy of five different scorers, things settled down as each team traded four goals apiece in the second which resulted in Adelphi holded their five-goal lead through the end to take a 15-10 victory against No. 14 Molloy. With the win, the Panthers move to 1-0 while Molloy drops to 0-1.
For Adelphi, Marissa Mills and Sara Sangiorgio scored three goals each while Erica Devito, Meg Brown, Alexa Froccaro, and Devan Crimi notched two apiece. Danielle Jaycox rounded out the scoring by tacking on one of her own. Out of the four assists, Devito was credited with all of them to put her point total to six which was tied for the game high.
As a team, the Panthers picked up 36 ground balls, six of which came from the stick of Jacqueline Williams. Defensively, Jaycox, Mills and Williams each had three draw controls while Laura Hedges led the way with three caused turnovers. Sophomore Jordann Dempsey picked up her first win and made eight saves in the process.
For Molloy, Emily Antonette had a solid outing and recorded a game-high six goals, eight groundballs and five draw controls. Teammate Kaitlynn Kelly had four points on three goals and one assist and picked up four ground balls.
Freshman Alexa Froccaro and Sangiorgio got things going in the first, scoring back to back goals just 24 seconds apart within the first five minutes of the game. Between Antonette's two goals, Crimi notched her first of two to keep Adelphi in the lead, 3-2.
Sangiorgio struck again with two consecutive goals midway through the half and was followed up with a Mills goal. As the first 30 minutes came to a close, five more successful Panther shots brought the lead to six, the largest of the game. A late goal by Kelly with nine second remaining made it a five goal game at the half.
Early, Christie Roell and Antonette notched back to back goals to cut the lead to three. Over the next 15 minutes, each team was held at bay until Devito broke the silence on a successfully converted free position shot at 12:42. Just 31 seconds later, Crimi sent a shot past Laura Vetter to keep the lead at five.
Over the final 8:10, each team swapped two goals with Jaycox tacking on the 15th and final one with just 11 seconds remaining to give first year head coach, Rob Grella his first collegiate win.