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Women’s lacrosse falls again

Pat Longobardi, Sports Writer:
Lightning speed and diverse scoring led No. 1 nationally ranked Adelphi University to remain undefeated against the Southern women’s lacrosse, 24-2, in a Northeast-10 Conference game on April 20 at Jess Dow Field.
Adelphi moved to 12-0 overall, 10-0 in conference. Southern moved to 0-13 overall, 0-11 in conference.
“We came up on a lot of draw-controls,” said Southern head coach, Kelley Frassinelli. “We tried to possess the ball as long as we could.”
Adelphi spread the ball around early and hurt Southern with diversity as six different Panthers scored the first six goals. Adelphi would score the first seven goals of the game.
Adelphi led 1-0 when junior Erica Devito scored at 29:06, unassisted. Freshman Devan Crimi scored her second goal of the game at 23:12, making it 7-0, unassisted. Southern pushed the possession to score their first goal, 7-1, when junior Elaina Heiple scored in front of the net at 21:07, assisted to Marissa Ryan.
“We predicate on skill and speed,” said Adelphi head coach, Joe Spallina. “We show that in every possession.”
Adelphi scored 13 consecutive goals going into halftime. Sophomore Demmianne Cook scored two consecutive goals, her third and fourth , both unassisted, to lead 9-1. Crimi scored two consecutive goals, her fourth and fifth, making it 13-1 with 13:44 remaining in the half. Adelphi led, 20-1, going into halftime.
“Even with our first goal, we stayed patient to make shots happen,” said Frassinelli. “Our defense struggled with their foot work.”
Adelphi would score 17 consecutive goals. In the second half, Adelphi played conservative, passing the ball around for long possessions, and making a series of substitutions, including clearing the bench. Ten Panthers scored at least one goal in the game. Southern made it 24-2 after good ball movement by Southern, capped off when Ryan scored from the left side, unassisted, with 7:07 remaining.
“We were pretty efficient,” said Spallina. “We could have done better on draw-controls. Getting ahead early was important
to get our bench players involved and into a conference game.”
Southern was able to get the first crack on many possessions in the game. Adelphi had more draw-controls by a small margin, 17-11.
Southern had four fouls in the game. Adelphi had 10 fouls. Southern had 25 turnovers in the game, 20 in the first half. Adelphi had 11 turnovers.
Crimi and junior Claire Petersen were Adelphi’s leading scorers, each with six points overall. Crimi had five goals on seven shots, with one assist. Petersen was held to zero goals, with six assists. Cook had four points overall, scoring four goals on four shots.
Senior Kaitlyn Carter had three points overall, scoring three goals on five shots. Devito had three points overall, scoring three goals on three shots.
Ryan was Southern’s leading scorer with two points overall, scoring one goal on three shots, with one assist. Heiple had one point, scoring one goal on one shot, with six turnovers. Freshman Maura Woods had one shot with three turnovers.
Southern goalie, sophomore Jessica Shaw, made nine saves, and allowed 24 goals in 60 minutes of play. Adelphi’s freshman goalie, Frankie Caridi, made three saves, and allowed one goal in 45:16.
Adelphi’s freshman Jennifer Rojas came in off the bench in the second half, and made zero saves, allowing one goal in 14:44.
Adelphi out-shot Southern, 39-5, in the game. Adelphi would not let Southern last long in their territory, as they were 13-14 on clears.
There was one penalty in the game when Woods received a yellow card in the first half at 20:14. The Owls are 0-13 overall on the season, and 0-11 in NE-10 play.

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