No. 5 Adelphi Pulls Away from No. 12 Bentley in 2nd Half for 10-4 Win
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – No. 5 Adelphi outscored No. 12 Bentley 6-2 in the second half as the Panthers pulled away for a 10-4 victory over the Falcons in Northeast-10 women’s lacrosse Friday night.
In the NE-10 finale for both teams, Bentley trailed just 4-2 at halftime. But the Panthers s scored six straight goals after Bentley had gotten to within 4-3 with 23:27 left in the 2nd half.
The defeat means Bentley will either be the fourth or fifth seed in next week’s Northeast-10 playoffs.
Adelphi scored the first three goals to take a 3-0 lead, but it took them more than 15 minutes to do it. One of Division II’s leading scorers, junior attack Devan Crimi, scored her 61st goal of the season at the 14:32 mark to make it 3-0.
Bentley got on the board with 10:08 left in the half on a goal by junior Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield), the first of her two of the night. Almost six minutes later, Megan Wiggins (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) made it a 3-2 game with an unassisted goal
But a key moment occurred when Adelphi converted a Bentley turnover in its own end into a goal with just one second left to lead 4-2 at halftime. Alexa Froccaro scooped up a ground ball and scored just before time expired.
The Falcons though fought that off and scored the first goal of the second half from Brown, with Wiggins on the assist, to make it 4-3 at the 23:27 mark.
That would be Bentley’s last goal until late in the game however, as the Panthers scored six straight goals to pull away. Three of the goals came on free-position shots, with two coming from sophomore Danielle Jaycox. Senior Sara Sangiorgio scored their last goal with 9:15 left to make the score 10-3.
Junior Chelsea Larivee (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) had Bentley’s last goal with seven seconds remaining.
Goalie Ally Dorman (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made 11 saves for the Falcons, who fall to 11-5 overall and 9-3 in the NE-10. Adelphi improves to records of 16-1 and 11-1.
Bentley will close out the regular season on Sunday with a non-conference game against No. 1 LIU Post.
No. 12 Bentley Falls to No. 1 LIU Post 17-5 in Regular Season Finale
PLACEHOLDER, N.Y. – Two days after wrapping up its Northeast-10 slate, the Bentley University women’s lacrosse team closed out its 2013 regular season against the top ranked team in Division II LIU Post, but were beaten by the Pioneers 17-5 on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game.
The undefeated Pioneers are now 16-0 on the season and have been the unanimous No. 1 team in Division II the last two weeks. Bentley wraps up the regular season with an 11-6 overall record and will go into next week’s Northeast-10 Championships as the fifth seed.
Junior midfielder Chelsea Larivee (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) led the Bentley offense with three goals. Two of those goals came just over a minute apart early in the second half. After Bentley trailed 8-1 at halftime, those first two goals of the half brought the Falcons to within 8-3.
After Larivee’s two straight, the teams proceeded to alternate the next four goals. Senior Cori Geiger (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) and freshman Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) found the back of the net for Bentley, and Abbie Ross and Jackie Sileo scored for the Pioneers, making the score 10-5 for LIU with nine minutes gone.
But Bentley would not score again after Howard’s goal made it 10-5 at the 20:59 mark, and LIU scored the final seven goals of the game.
Sileo, who came into the game leading Division II in both assists and points, had a game high six goals and five assists, pushing her to 104 assists and 149 points for the season. Bentley though did hold senior Ashley Olen, Division II’s leader in goals, to just one.
The Falcons will now turn their attention to the NE-10 playoffs, where they will play at fourth seeded New Haven Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm. It’s a rematch of last year’s first round encounter which Bentley won 9-8.
No. 2 Adelphi Prevails over Bentley 14-6 on Senior Day
WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior Ikerson Hopper and freshman Salvatore Tuttle each had three goals as No. 2 Adelphi proved too much for the Bentley University men’s lacrosse team on Saturday, taking a 14-6 win over the Falcons in the regular season finale for both teams.
The defeat means the Falcons will miss the Northeast-10 playoffs for the first time since 2007. They finish with records of 4-8 overall and 4-7 NE-10. Adelphi improves to 12-1 overall and 10-1 in the NE-10, and will be the top seed in next week’s NE-10 playoffs.
Adelphi, which has now won three straight, led 6-0 after the first quarter and did not look back. They scored four goals in the first 5:15 of the quarter, and twice in the final 47 seconds.
Senior attack Tim Matheson (Reading, Mass./Reading), one of eight student-athletes from Bentley’s class of 2013 honored prior to the game, got the Falcons on the board with a man-up goal at the 8:52 mark of the second quarter. But just 12 seconds later, the Panthers answered right back and went up 7-1 on a goal by sophomore Joe Sciara.
But Bentley scored the final goal of the half at the 1:46 mark from freshman John Blaisdell (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), one of his two on the day, to cut its deficit to 7-2 at halftime.
Adelphi though came out of the locker rooms strong and scored two quick goals in the third quarter to regain momentum. Sophomore Brian Prendergast scored at the 12:59 mark, and just 11 seconds later, Sciara netted his second of the game to make the score 9-2.
Hopper and Tuttle for Adelphi and Blaisdell for Bentley scored goals before the third quarter ended as the Panthers led 11-3 going into the fourth quarter.
The Falcons had three goals in the final frame, with the goals coming from junior Mike Carter (Walpole, Mass./Thayer Academy), senior Dan Keefer (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) and Matheson, who finished the season leading the team in goals with 16.