Women's Lacrosse Opens NE10 Slate with Loss to No. 2 Adelphi

Women's Lacrosse Opens NE10 Slate with Loss to No. 2 Adelphi

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team opened its Northeast-10 Conference slate with a 16-5 loss to No. 2 Adelphi University on Wednesday afternoon at Duffy Field. The Panthers are second in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-1, 0-1 NE10), Adelphi (4-0, 1-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 1 goal, 2 ground balls, 2 draw controls
  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal (1st career)
  • First-year Kit Geary (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 6 saves, 4 ground balls
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 9 draw controls (tied career high), 3 ground balls
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 7 caused turnovers (career high), 4 ground balls
  • Sophomore Steph Brunelle (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy), 4 caused turnovers (career high)
  • Junior Lilly Hardy (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth), 4 ground balls

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Alison Johnson, 5 goals, 6 assists
  • Sophomore Christina Ferrara, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 ground balls, 4 draw controls
  • Senior Lena Riportella, 4 goals
  • Sophomore Emma Lemanski, 5 saves, 4 ground balls

GAME FACTS

  • NE10 opener for both teams.
  • Adelphi is second in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll and qualified for the past 11 NCAA Tournaments. The Panthers advanced to four of the last five national championship games, winning in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
  • Saint Michael's held a 13-10 advantage in draw controls while totaling 16 caused turnovers on 24 Adelphi giveaways. The Panthers' 24 turnovers matched their second-highest total in the last 201 games over the past 10 and a half seasons.
  • Coleman's seven caused turnovers were the most by a Purple Knight since Nicole Buckley '14 had the same number on April 9, 2013, against Franklin Pierce University.
  • Annie Martin moved into fourth in program history with 107 career draw controls, passing Kimberly Ryan '01 (104).
  • With 106 career points, Vincent passed Crystal King '14 (105) to take over 16th in program history.
  • Mikson scored her first career goal in her first career contest after missing all of the 2018 season and this year's opener due to injury.

THE ACTION

  • Thanks in part to the Martins combining to win the opening three draw controls of the game, Saint Michael's led 2-0 by 28:59 of the opening half after Vincent converted an eight-meter shot at 29:34 before feeding Mikson 35 seconds later.
  • The Purple Knights possessed with a chance to push the lead to three, but the hosts turned the ball over and Johnson scored at 28:22 to start a 10-0 Panther run, during which she scored the first three goals and assisted the final three. Ferrara added a goal and three helpers.
  • Saint Michael's held Adelphi off the board for exactly 14 minutes between their seventh and eighth goals, but the visitors completed their spurt with three tallies in a 3:46 stretch that spanned halftime.
  • Geary's goal at 24:48 of the second half came amid a 10:41 window during which the Purple Knights held Adelphi scoreless. Between Geary's goal and markers by Vincent at 16:03 and Kate Martin with 12:24 to go, both teams matched each other with three goals apiece. Saint Michael's trailed 13-5.
  • Adelphi closed out the game with the final three goals, starting at 10:56.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at No. 21 Assumption College, 12 p.m.