GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team lost to No. 2 Adelphi University, 20-5, on Saturday at Motamed Field during Northeast-10 Conference action. The Purple Knights, who continued a run of four straight games against teams nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), are 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the league. The Panthers, who won the last four NE10 Championships and three of the past four NCAA Tournaments, are 9-1 and 8-0.
Junior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) totaled two goals and five draw controls for the visitors, classmate Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) tallied once and controlled three draws, while senior Kealy Moyna (Yonkers, N.Y./The Ursuline School) and first-year Ashley Turner (Monkton, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) also scored one goal apiece.
Junior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) turned in three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover, first-years Steph Brunelle (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) and Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) both caused two turnovers, and classmate Olivia Krause (Bow, N.H./Bow) scooped two ground balls. First-year Alexis Bower (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) stopped 10 shots with two ground balls in the first 42:36 before classmate Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School) made two saves.
Sophomore Kole Pollock recorded six goals and one assist to lead 10 Adelphi scorers, while classmate Alison Johnson netted one goal and handed out seven assists. Beyond Pollock, five others had multiple goals, and first-year Emma Lemanski recorded four first-half saves to earn the win.
Pollock and first-year Christina Ferrara scored 30 seconds apart to make it 2-0 1:11 into the contest, but Vincent halved the deficit at 26:57 of the opening stanza. Johnson had a goal and two assists in an ensuing 3-0 run before Turner's tally at 14:36 brought Saint Michael's within 5-2. Adelphi pulled away with a 14-1 stretch over a matter of 30:26, as Moyna's goal at 5:00 of the first half was the lone scoring by the visitors in that time. Vincent and Kate Martin netted consecutive goals in a 2:58 span late in the second half, with senior Ashley Dineen (Somers, N.Y./Canterbury School) dishing off on Martin's score.
The Purple Knights host 24th-ranked Bentley University on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.