Garden City, N.Y. – Earlier this evening, the field
hockey team picked up their second win of the season over Mercy College
in a 4-1 non-conference contest. Each team traded goals within the first
20 minutes of action, but Adelphi pushed ahead 2-1 before the half and
then tacked on two more insurance goals to seal the deal. With the win,
the Panthers move to 2-8 while the Mavericks drop to 1-7.
gave her team a kick start less than five minutes into the game when
she picked up a loose ball in front of the Mercy goal and slapped a shot
right past Kristen Znaniecki to give Adelphi the early 1-0 lead.
However, the Mavericks would get that one back at the 17:10 mark. With a crowd of players surrounding goalie Kelly Serrao
it was Yolie Nyero who managed to dig out the ball and pass it to
teammate Marissa Kluber. With one swing of the stick, her shot found its
way to the back of the net, evening the slate at 1-1.
Before intermission, Jamie Ackerman
had a chance to retake the lead. At the 28:39 mark, she was awarded a
penalty stroke and did not miss the opportunity as she lifted a shot
right into the top left corner for the go-ahead goal.
The second half proved to be a one-sided affair. The Panthers maintained
possession of the ball for the majority of the 35 minutes and had 14
penalty corner opportunities while the defense held the visitors to just
picked up an assist on Adelphi's third goal of the game which was scored by Jamie Ackerman
her first of the season, to make it a 3-1 contest. At the 52:33 mark,
Cuevas put in the fourth and final goal of the game on an unassisted
play in front of the net. It was her fifth of the season which puts her
at a tie with teammate Cassie Cabral
for the goal leader.
Overall, eight women registered shots, six of them were on goal. Serrao
picked up her first win of the season and made one save while Kristine Puzio
closed out a scoreless Mercy in the second half.
Adelphi is back in action on Saturday, September 29 when they take on Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH at 11am.
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