GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (March 27, 2010) -- The Franklin
Pierce University women's lacrosse team fell at Adelphi on Saturday
by a count of 24-7 in Garden City, N.Y. The Ravens fell to 2-3
overall and 0-2 in the Northeast-10, while the Panthers improved to
6-0 and 3-0 in league play.
Freshman midfielder Courtney Webber (Centerport, N.Y.) scored a team-high four goals and added an assist for a five-point afternoon for the Ravens. Sophomore attack Brianna Nash (Oceanside, N.Y.) added two goals, while freshman midfielder Ashley Lamagdeleine (Westfield, Mass.) scored once.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jillian Bolduc (Atkinson, N.H.) faced 38 shots and made 14 saves in suffering the loss for the Ravens.
Marissa Mills and Elizabeth Fey each scored five times to pace Adelphi's offensive attack. Michelle Ceraso added four goals, while Kaitlyn Carter notched three tallies coming off the bench. Caitlin Fitzpatrick made 11 saves in earning the win in goal for the Panthers.
The Ravens hung tough with Adelphi in the early going and only trailed 3-2 six minutes into the game. Webber scored both goals for Franklin Pierce during the run.
However, Adelphi broke the game open with 11-consecutive goals and 12 of the final 13 in the first half to take a 15-3 lead into halftime. Nash scored Franklin Pierce's lone goal during Adelphi's late surge. Fey had four tallies for the Panthers during the flurry of activity.
Adelphi continued its strong offensive play in the opening stages of the second half as it scored five of the first six goals to take a commanding 20-4 lead.
Franklin Pierce returns to action Tuesday night when the Ravens play host to Keene State at 6 p.m. at Sodexo Field in Rindge. For more information on Franklin Pierce women's lacrosse, please visit the team's page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.)