C.W. Post upsets No. 1 Adelphi
Pioneers overcome first-half deficit to defeat Panthers
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Fifth-ranked C.W. Post overcame a first-half deficit to earn a 13-11 overtime victory against top-ranked Adelphi on Saturday.
C.W. Post goes to 13-2 overall while Adelphi moves to 14-2.
Adelphi held a 2-0 lead after four minutes of play as Meg Brown and Danielle Jaycox each scored for the Panthers.
Junior Abbie Ross got the Pioneers on the board with an assist from senior Nan Mayott at 23:40.
But the Pioneers were held scoreless for the next 13 minutes of play and the Panthers went on a 4-0 run that put them ahead 6-1.
Facing a five-goal deficit, the Pioneers rallied to score four consecutive to close out the half, as Ross scored at 10:54 and 5:44, followed by an Ashley Olen score at 3:18. Sophomore Jackie Sileo had two assists during the run. Sophomore Katie Rotan scored on an assist from Lauren Spagnoletta at 2:32 to make it a one-goal game heading into halftime.
The second half opened with the same Pioneer momentum as the visitors tied the contest less than a minute in with a goal by Olen on an assist by Sileo.
Mosca came up with several big saves on ensuing shots by the Panthers to keep the score tied, but Adelphi pulled ahead on Erica DeVito's goal at 24:21.
Olen responded for the Pioneers a minute and a half later at 23:01 as she scored the equalizer on the assist from Sileo.
The Panthers pulled ahead again, 8-7, on a goal by Brown at 19:17, but C.W. Post tied the score at 8-8 with 8:04 to play as Olen struck again on an assist by freshman Alexis Newman.
The Pioneers grabbed their first lead of the game as Newman scored with 7:05 remaining.
But Adelphi tied the game less than a minute later on a goal from Marissa Mills.
Both teams had opportunities as the minutes ticked down but neither team was able to pull ahead, forcing overtime.
The Panthers gained control of the draw, but took a high shot on their possession, and defender Melissa Rohr was first to the end line, giving the Pioneers possession. The Pioneers went on offensive and came through for the go-ahead score as Olen was closely defended on her first look at the net, but slid a pass back to Sileo, who found the back of the net for the lead with 1:09 to play.
The Pioneers scored again as Mayott scored to give the visitors an 11-9 lead.
Sileo scored again on a wide open laser shot at 2:21 to give the Pioneers a three-goal lead, and Rotan the scoring with 37 seconds left as she gave the Pioneers a 13-9 lead.
DeVito scored for the Panthers twice with under 30 seconds to play but the Pioneers were able to finish off the victory.
Goalkeeper Dominique Mosca played an outstanding game in goal, making 13 saves.