Devan Crimi, No. 2 Adelphi streak past Merrimack College, 21-3
North Andover, Mass. -- Second-ranked Adelphi University traveled up to North Andover, Massachusetts on Saturday to take on Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College. The Panthers used an 18-0 scoring run, that spanned two halves and over 40 minutes of game action to secure a 21-3 victory. With the win, Adelphi remains unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Merrimack falls to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the NE-10.
Devan Crimi led all scorers with a game-high seven goals and added two assist for nine points. Alexa Froccaro continued her strong play, scoring three goals and added a game-high four assists, while Kate Beier scored a collegiate career-high five goals. Danielle Jaycox and Jackie Jahelka notched three goals and one assist each, while Rachel O'Brien collected three assists.
Felicia Mills led all players with nine draw controls, while Crimi showed her defensive abilities with a game-high four turnovers and four ground balls. Jahelka, Ryley Weber and Jacqueline Williams picked up two ground balls each. Taylor Hayes made three saves and picked up her fourth win of the season, while Taylor Langston made one save in relief.
Crimi and Jaycox opened up the game with back-to-back tallies, but a Merrimack response made the score 2-1 with 20:49 left in the first half. Jahelka put a bulge in the back of the Warrior goal just 25 seconds later, kicking off a flurry that would not end until there was just 8:53 left in the game. When the dust settled, Adelphi had claimed an insurmountable 21-1 lead and held on for a 21-3 victory.
Adelphi held an advantage in shots, 40-7, shots on goal, 34-7, ground balls, 19-6, and draw controls, 18-8. The Brown and Gold were also a perfect 9-9 on clear attempts and won the turnover battle, 17-5.
"Our defense did a great job of pushing the ball up the field in transition," said head coach Rob Grella. "That effort allowed our offense to work as a unit, which resulted in a great win and a lot of assisted goals today."