WARRIORS DEFEATED BY PANTHERS AND DROP TO 1-4 OVERALL
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass – Sophomore Michela Salvucci (Newton, Mass.), sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.) and sophomore Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) each tallied a goal, but the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team lost to No. 2 Adelphi University on Saturday afternoon, 21-3.
Score: No. 2 Adelphi 21, Merrimack 3
Records: Merrimack (1-4, 0-2 NE-10) | No. 2 Adelphi (4-0, 1-0 NE-10)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
Anthony and Salvucci led the Warriors with two goals and two assists a piece, while Anthony went 1-for-2 on free position attempts and scooped up one ground ball.
Adelphi jumped out to an early 2-0 lead until a goal from Salvucci cut the lead in half (2-1) with 20:49 remaining in the first half. Anthony cleared the ball for the Warriors and dished it to Salvucci for her third goal of the season. For the remainder of the half, the Panthers went on a 12-0 scoring run to take a 14-1 lead into halftime.
The Panthers continued to dominate on offense scoring the next seven goals over a period of 21 minutes in the second half. With less than eight minutes to play, Merrimack pulled senior goalkeeper Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) to gain an extra player.
The Warriors would answer back with two late goals by Stouffer and Anthony to bring the score to 21-3. The score would remain 21-3 at the final whistle and the Warriors would drop their fourth-straight game.
Hedden finished with 13 saves between the pipes for Merrimack, while Taylor Hayes and Taylor Langston recorded a total four total saves in the victory for the Panthers.
Devan Crimi paced the Panthers' offense with seven goals and two assists for nine points. Kate Beier and Alexa Froccaro chipped in with five and three goals, respectively.
Inside the Numbers
- Adelphi finished the afternoon 9-for-9 in clear attempts while Merrimack was 9-for-17.
- Merrimack was 1-for-3 in free position attempts and won only eight draw controls.
- The Panthers held a 40-7 advantage in shot attempts and posted only four saves.
- The Warriors totaled 17 turnovers and six ground balls.
Merrimack returns to action with a Northeast-10 Conference road tilt against Franklin Pierce on Wednesday, March 19th. Opening draw is scheduled for 5 p.m.