#8 New Haven Stuns #1 Women's Lacrosse, 10-5
Both write ups have the same title
Garden City, N.Y - Holding a 4-3 lead at
halftime but faced with relentless defensive pressure from the New Haven Chargers, the
Adelphi University Women`s Lacrosse team scored just once in the second half en route to
being upset by UNH They use the word upset to describe the result of this game
beacuse Adelphi is ranked higher than New Haven. 10-5 by the eighth-ranked
visitors on a rainy afternoon It is funny how they write on a "rainy afternoon" to set
the tone for the write up. on Motamed Field.
While the Panthers outshot the Chargers 30-18 over
the course of the game, 14 saves by Charger keeper Alyssa Gianotti proved to be the key statistic for the visitors in the
upset victory. Adelphi(14-1,11-1 NE-10)got three goals from Rachel O`Brien in the first half, while Kathryn Campbell andCaitilin O`Brien each net three for the Chargers
(13-2, 10-2 NE-10).
With the loss, Adelphi suffers it's first defeat in nearly two calender years, with
it's last loss coming at the hands of LIU-Post, 7-6, in the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA
Championship on May 18, 2013. The Brown and Gold also lost at home for the first time
since April 18, 2012, where the very same Pioneers came to Motamed Field and came away
with a 13-11 overtime victory to close out the regular season that year.
O`Brien scored for Adelphi just over two minutes into the contest to put the home team
up 1-0, before the contest was delayed for 45 minutes due to lightning and inclement
weather in the area. As I cant speak for this team, I dont think they had the
same attitude as the Chargers about the rain delay. I would assume the Panthers would
just want to get the game over with becuse they had eveyrhting to loose in this game,
where the Chargers had eveyrhting to gain. Upon resumption, the Panthers added
two more tallies off the stick of O`Brien and Danielle
Jaycox to move ahead 3-0 with 24:06 left in the half. Adelphi
mentions both Adelphi and New Haven players in their write up.
The Chargers kept the pressure on, however, and began to chip away beginning with
Caitlin O'Brien's first tally less than a minute later. The Chargers pulled the defecit
to one goal, 4-3, before it seemed as though Jaycox had recorded her second tally of the
game to restore Adelphi's two-goal lead. However, the goal was disallowed due to an
illegal stick, and with neither team scoring inside the final eight minutes, Adelphi
took a slim 4-3 lead into the break.
The Blue and Gold came out hot in the second half, as Caitlin O'Brien netted the
equalizer less than three minutes in, and she, Nicole
Bellanger and Ashley Travis
combined for another four goals to put New Haven ahead, 8-4, at the midway point of the
second half. With time in Adelphi's favor, they were unable to score past Gianotti in
net as she recorded eight of her saves in the second half. After Gianotti was called on
a foul and forced to leave the cage, however, Michele Scannell converted on a free
position opportunity on the open net to close the gap to three with 14:36 to play.
From there, the Panthers would get no closer, and despite scooping up more ground balls
(21 to 14), committing less turnovers (12 to 22) and holding a slim advantage in draw
control (9 to 8), 18 second-half fouls to just eight for New Haven proved to be the
difference down the stretch. The write up states the stats that are not goals and
assists because the Panthers out played the Chargers in all other aspects like draw
controls, ground balls and caused turnovers.In the final four minutes,
Campbell added another two unasssisted scores to end her day with five points, and put
the finishing touches on the Chargers' 10-5 win.
The Panthers will look to bounce back Uses the phrase "bounce back" to mention
the fact that they are more than confident Adelphi will win their next game.
on Saturday, April 25, when they travel to Syracuse to face off against the Dolphins of
Le Moyne College in a critical NE-10 and regional matchup. The regular season finale is
scheduled for 12 pm. There is a tone of confidence in this paragraph. They
mention their upcoming game and how they hope to get back on their win streak.