MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Michelle Kudlate (Waltham, Mass.) notched a team-high four points, but the Saint Anselm College women's lacrosse team fell to second-ranked Adelphi University, 21-11, Saturday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.
The Hawks, who held their Third Annual "Teal the Field" initiative to raise ovarian cancer awareness and support the "Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer" organization, drop to 9-2 on the season, including 6-2 in Northeast-10 play. The Panthers remain perfect at 13-0, 8-0 NE-10.
Kudlate scored three goals and handed out an assist. Three Hawks registered three points as junior Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) potted three goals, sophomore Caitlin Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) tallied two goals and an assist and sophomore Erin Marshall (Woburn, Mass.) recorded a goal and two helpers.
Adelphi jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead just 2:03 in before Daly scored to put the Hawks on the board. Jackie Jahelka scored the first of her six goals just under a minute later at 25:07, but Daly found the back of the net again to pull Saint Anselm within 3-2 with 22:49 remaining in the opening half.
The Panthers went on a three-goal run, including the last two from Jahelka, to open up a 6-2 advantage with 18:22 to play. The Hawks responded by scoring four of the next five goals to slice the deficit to 7-6 with 11:59 to go as a Jahelka sandwiched a strike in the middle of tallies from Villareal, Daly, Kudlate and junior Kelly Pickett (Chelmsford, Mass.).
From there, however, Adelphi seized control of the contest as it scored five straight to end the half, including two each from Devan Crimi and Alexa Frocarro, and bring a 12-6 lead into the break.
The visitors picked up where they left off to start the second as two straight from Jahelka and one from Frocarro widened the gap to 15-7 7:18 in. Junior Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) then snapped the stretch with a goal off a feed from Villareal, who followed with a goal of her own just over a minute later to pull the Hawks within 15-8 at the 19:06 mark. Stazinski's goal was the 100th point of her career.
Goals from Crimi and Danielle Jaycox were then answered by strikes from Marshall and Kudlate, who set each other up on the two goals that were scored just eight seconds apart, to make it 17-10 with 6:53 left. Adelphi sealed it by scoring four of the final five goals.
Crimi finished with a game-high 10 points on five goals and five assists.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jane Bunn (St. John's, Fla.) turned away 11 of the 28 shots she faced in the first 54:09 of action, while junior Allee Ramzi (Cumberland, R.I.) stopped one of the five shots she saw over the final 5:51. Taylor Hayes made four saves for Adelphi.
The Panthers held a 45-22 advantage in shots, including 28-10 in the first half, and also owned a 19-16 edge in draw controls. Adelphi was 5-for-9 on free positions, while the Hawks were 3-for-8.
Teal the Field was once again organized by junior Molly McGaffigan (Groton, Mass.), who had a foot-long, 10-pound tumor removed five years ago.
The Hawks return to action Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. when they play host to Saint Michael's College at Grappone. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @STAHawks.