Mathewson, Jaycox pace Adelphi's offense in top-10 win against Stonehill
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Thanks to a 7-1 lead at the half, No. 5 Adelphi toppled No. 10 Stonehill 12-5 in a Northeast-10 showdown. Adelphi improved to 9-0, 5-0 NE-10 while the Skyhawks slipped to 6-3, 5-1 NE-10.
Danielle Jaycox found the back of the net three times while Melyssa Mathewson added two goals and a pair of assists in the win. Devan Crimi, Rachel O'Brien and Sara Sangiorgio all netted two goals apiece while Alexa Froccaro chipped in one. Jacqueline Williams scooped up a game-high five ground balls and combined for 10 turnovers with Lauren Janelli.
In goal, Jordann Dempsy allowed just five goals and made nine saves as she picked up her seventh victory of the season.
Kelsey Shannahan and Heather Sullivan registered two goals each for the Skyhawks as Elizabeth Lane put in the fifth goal. Kelsey Reilly and Mary Lee Mahoney were credited with one assist each. Goalie Ashley Armstrong suffered the loss as she made 13 saves while allowing 12 goals.
As a team, the Panthers dominated each end of the field, outshooting Stonehill 35-16, picking up more ground balls 25-13 and forcing 23 turnovers while turning it over just 15 times themselves.
The first half was all Adelphi as the Brown and Gold registered 16 more shots, scooped up more than double the amount of ground balls and forced 15 turnovers. Jaycox got the ball rolling with back-to-back goals within 45 seconds of each other to give her team the early 2-0 lead. Mathewson, Crimi, O'Brien and Froccaro used that momentum to string together the rest of the six-goal run that spanned nearly 18 minutes while keeping Stonehill at bay.
Lane's free-position goal with 8:49 left on the clock finally put the Skyhawks on the scoreboard. Winding down the clock, Crimi took the final shot of the half and found the back of the net on a free-position attempt to give the Panthers a 7-1 lead heading into halftime.
Sangiorgio notched her 32nd goal of the season to open the second, but Sullivan responded with an unassisted score to keep it a six-goal affair. Mathewson and O'Brien put in Adelphi's 11th and 12th scores to put the finishing touches on the game. Stonehill's Shannahan scored one more with 1:05 remaining to cap the scoring.