Adelphi Advances to Women's Lacrosse Championship Finals with Thrilling Overtime Win
For Immediate Release
May 5, 2012
Adelphi University advanced to the 2012 Northeast-10 Women's Lacrosse Championship Finals in thrilling fashion, defeating Stonehill College in overtime, 12-11.
Le Moyne College, the top seed, also advanced to the title game with a 12-2 win over Bentley University earlier in the afternoon.
Le Moyne will playt host to Adelphi in Sunday's Championship Finals beginning at 3 p.m. The two teams played each other earlier this year, with Le Moyne winning 11-10 down in Garden City, N.Y. on the campus of Adelphi.
The game will be broadcast live at Northeast10.tv and live updates will be provided on the conference's Twitter account @TheNortheast10
Northeast-10 Championship - Semifinals
Syracuse, N.Y. - Top-seeded Le Moyne scored six unanswered goals during the first half and into the second half en route to a 12-2 win to advance to the Northeast-10 Championship game. As the top seed, the Dolphins will host Sunday's championship finals beginning at 3 p.m.
After Bentley scored their first goal of the game to tie the game at one, Le Moyne scored six consecutive times on their way to the win.
Kathleen Conese scored five goals and teammate Kelly Condon added four goals in the win. Both goalies were outstanding in the semifinal showdown. Le Moyne's Kelly Fucillo had ten saves in the win, while Bentley's Ally Dorman stopped 13 shots.
Syracuse, N.Y. - Junior Meg Brown scored the game winner with 2:38 left in overtime to send the two-time defending conference champion Panthers to the championship finals once again Saturday afternoon at Le Moyne College.
Stonehill had a shot with just over a minute left in overtime that hit the Adelphi goal but bounced off the iron and the ground ball was scooped up by Adelphi, who would maintain the posession and run out the clock.
Adelphi led 11-9 late in regulation, but Stonehill scored two goals in the final 2:22, including the equalizer with just 27 seconds left in regulation to send the game into the extra session.
The physical, back-and-forth affair featured four lead changes and seven ties and neither team led by more then two goals at any point during the game.
Adelphi's Devan Crimi and Sara Sangiorgio both recorded hat tricks in the win, while Stonehill was led offensively by Samantha Lynott and Kayla Green, who each had three goals and an assist.
With the win, the three-time defending national champions advance to the Championship Finals against top-seeded Le Moyne Sunday afternoon.