Women's Lacrosse Welcomes No. 2 Adelphi in NE-10 Battle Saturday at Home

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After dropping a 10-5 decision to Assumption on Wednesday, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team looks to upset the No. 2 Adelphi University Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field. Opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Basics
Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 | 1 p.m.
 Merrimack (1-3, 0-1 NE-10) | No. 2 Adelphi (3-0, 0-0 NE-10)
 Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

Last Time Out
Despite trailing the Greyhounds 5-3 heading into the halftime, the Warriors were unable to pull off the upset and suffered their third-straight loss on Wednesday, 10-5.

Three minutes into the first, sophmore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.) was able to find the back off the net after a nice pass from junior Olivia Coakley (Bridgewater, Mass.). With the Warriors up one (1-0), Assumption answered back with a five-goal run to take a 5-1 lead over the hosts. 

Freshman Megan Fero (East Manilius, N.Y.) brought the home team within two (5-3) heading into halftime.

Within the first seven minutes of the second half, Merrimack and Assumption traded goals until the Greyhounds took an 8-4 lead after back-to-back goals from Amy McNeil and Kathryn Beall. 

With less than 13 minutes remaining, junior Christine Keenan (Byfield, Mass.) found the back of the net, off a short pass from senior Dara Hayes (Calgary, Alberta). The Greyhounds however, put the game away with a 2-0 run (10-5) just minutes later. 

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Last Season vs. Panthers

  • Falling behind by the score of 11-2 after 30 minutes, Merrimack could not climb out of the nine goal hole in the second half, falling 20-7.
  • The Warriors were led offensively by senior captain Jenn Pino (North Andover, Mass.), who finished with a team-high three goals while junior Tyler Szymanski (Framingham, Mass.) found the back of the net three times as well.
  • For the game, Merrimack was outshot 35-16 while converting on 10-of-15 clearing attempts while the Panthers went 12-for-15 on their attempts.
  • Senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, MD) made eight saves in the losing effort while her counterpart Jordann Dempsey made only four saves in the win.

The Warriors:

  • Hedden continues to lead the NE-10 in saves with 44 while also ranking fifth in the league with a 48.9 save percentage.
  • In the last three games, the Warriors averaged 7.50 goals per game and 11.32 goals-against average.
  • Merrimack has caused 26 turnovers while scooping up 68 ground balls.
  • The Navy and Gold are 41-for-55 on clear attempts.

Scouting the Adelphi Panthers:

  • Adelphi garnered seven first-place votes and 137 points to take the top spot in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Preseason Poll.
  • The Panthers advanced to the NCAA Championship Final Four last spring, falling to LIU Post in the national semifinals.
  • Adelphi is coming off a 20-4 road victory over Pennsylvania University last Saturday.
  • Alexa Froccaro leads the team in points (12g and 6a) while Devan Crimi ranks second on the team with 16 points (11g and 5a).


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