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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The Merrimack College women's lacrosse team fell to the No. 1 team in the country, Adelphi University, on Saturday in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup at Motamed Field.
Score: Adelphi 19, Merrimack 1
Records: Merrimack (3-8, 1-6 NE10) | #1 Adelphi (10-0, 8-0 NE10)
Location: Motamed Field | Garden City, N.Y.
- Merrimack limited the fourth-ranked offense in the nation to just three goals midway through the opening half, but Adelphi struck for three more in a two-minute span and then added another trio of tallies to take a 9-0 lead into the break.
- The Panthers scored five more times in the first 10 minutes of the second half, building their lead to 14.
- Junior Annette Ruggiero (Peabody, Mass.) got the Warriors on the board with her 16th goal of the season at the 18:48 mark.
- The Panthers, however, would close out the contest with four more goals to wrap things up.
Team Leaders (MC // ADE)
- Points: Ruggiero (1) // Jacqueline Jahelka (7)
- Goals: Ruggiero (1) // Katie Beier (4)
- Assists: -- // Jahelka (5)
- Draw Controls: Bridget Schofield (4) // Chelsea Abreu (3)
- Ground Balls: Lauren Trepaney (5) // Shea Weber (4)
- Caused Turnovers: Seven players (1) // Ryley Weber (3)
- Saves: Lauren Trepaney (11) // Hailey Peterson (1)
Team Comparisons (MC // ADE)
- Shots (Total/SOG): 2/2 // 30/24
- Draw Controls: 8 // 13
- Ground Balls: 14 // 24
- Clears: 12-24 // 15-16
- Turnovers: 27 // 18
Merrimack will stay on the road for a midweek trip to Saint Anselm next Wednesday (April 12) beginning at 4 p.m.