No. 8 Chargers Upset No. 1 Adelphi, 10-5
Both write ups have the same title
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.- Anchored by 14 saves from
(Monkton, Md./Hereford) and a defense that held the
nation`s top offense to five goals, the nationally-ranked No. 8 University of New Haven
women`s lacrosse team defeated They use the word defeated to show the dominance
in the win. The Chargers went 7-1 in goals in the second half. No. 1 Adelphi
10-5 Wednesday afternoon in a Northeast-10 Confrence showdown and one of the biggest
wins in program history. The upset snapped a 36-game winning streak by the Panthers who
had not been defeated since May 18, 2013.
With the win, New Haven improves to 13-2 overall and 10-2 in the Northeast-10
Confrence. Adelphi drops to 14-1 overall and 11-1 in conference play. With other results,
the Chargers move into sole possession of third place in the conference standings with
one game left in the regular season.
The win was the Chargers` first-ever The
words "First-ever" shows how important and exciting this win is for the
chargers. over the nation`s top ranked team The write up continues to
state how the Adelphi Panthers are nationally ranked to show how big of an upset this
was. and first in 20 attempts against the Panthers. Entering the game, UNH had
suffered Using such a dramatic word like "suffered" shows how tiresome playing and
loosing to Adelphi was. The loses actaully started to make the Chargers feel like
they were suffering. Especially because Adelphi is known for beating teams by a
signifigant amount of goals. 19-straight losses to Adelphi. Averaging over 17
goals per game prior to Wednesday`s contest, the Panthers were held to fewest goals
scored since scoring just four against then- C.W. Post in the national semi-final on May
15, 2008. The last time the Panthers were held to five-or-fewer goals in a regular
season contest was April 3, 2005 against Stonehill. The chargers were also the first
visiting team to win in Garden City since April 28, 2012.
Gianotti finished with a career-high 14 saves with a just five goals against.
Offensivley, Kathyrn Campbell
(Mansfield, Mass./ Mansfield) led the
team with five total points off three goals and two assists. Caitlin O`Brien
(Branford, Conn./ Branford) and three goals,
while Nicole Belenger (Kinnelon, N.J./
Kinnelon) and Ashley Travis
(LaFayette, N.Y./Lafayette) each tallied two
scores. Corrine Fisher
(Jackson, N.J./ Jackson Memorial) dished out
two assists and Maya Szymanski
(Framingham, Mass./Framingham) rounded out
scoring with an assist. In the Chargers write up, there is no mention of any
The chargers fell behind 3-0 in the first seven minutes Wednesday afternoon.
Acknowlegement of when they are loosing The 3-0 run to open the contest was
split in two by a 45- minute lightning delay. In most instances, weather delays
during a game is seen as a bad thing because it kills the momentum of the game. In
the eyes of the Chargers, it was a huge advantage. The girls were able to see where
the Adelphi Panthers were weak and where the Chargers could improve their game.
Suppoesdly, the locker room enviornment during this lightning delay was eletric.
O`Brien opened scoring for the Blue and Gold at the 23:07 mark. A 10-minute
strech was scoreless before the Panthers pulled ahead 4-1 with 11:14 on the clock.
Travis and Campbell scored in the final 11 minutes for the Chargers who narrowed the
lead to the 4-3 at halftime.
Just 2:19 into the second half, Fisher found O`Brien for her second of the afternoon to
even the game at 4-4. Over the next 13 minutes, the chargers put the game away with
another four unanswered goals to take an 8-4 lead with 15:21 remaining. Adelphi added
one at the 14:36 mark to break the UNH streak. Campbell added two more in the final four
minutes to secure the UNH victory.
The chargers, currently third in the Northeast-10 Conference standings, will conclude
there regular season on saturday, April 25th at Franklin Pierce. Opening draw is set for
2 p.m. in Rindge, N.H. UNH has also clinched one of the top four seeds The write
up states that UNH has stolen the 4 seed because that is an accomlishment because it
allows them to have a home playoff game. in the upcoming Northeast-10
Confrence Championship and will host the opening round on Wednesday, April 29.