No. 4 le moyne takes down no. 1 adelphi, wins ne 10 tournament – localsyr j gastroenterol impact factor

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (LE MOYNE ATHLETICS) – Championship Most Valuable Player Hannah George (Johnson City, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) made 12 saves to lead the fourth-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team to its second Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a 14-10 win over top-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Sunday afternoon at Motamed Field.

The Dolphins, who previously won the NE10 title in 2013 (also over Adelphi), earn their program record-tying 19th win of the season, matching last season’s win total. Joining George on the all-championship team were sophomore midfielder Nicole Delany (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee), who scored a game-high five goals, and senior defender Kelly Gaffney (Florham Park, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy), who caused a game-high three turnovers. The Dolphins now await which seed they will receive in the NCAA Championships, which will have its field announced tonight at 8:30 p.m. on NCAA.com. The Dolphins were ranked second in last week’s NCAA East Region rankings, while the Panthers were first.

The Dolphins started the day’s scoring with the first two goals. Freshman attacker Erin McMullen (Syracuse, N.Y./Syracuse) found the back of the net for the 44th time at the 28:02 mark off a feed from junior midfielder Monica Sanna (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford). Just 65 seconds later, McMullen tallied an unassisted goal.

Adelphi, which defeated the Dolphins in the past three NE10 title games and five of the previous seven years, answered with two goals in 57 seconds to knot the score at two. Allison Stackpole got the Panthers on the scoreboard with 26:14 left off a pass from NE10 Player of the Year Alison Johnson. Christina Ferrara then tied the score with her 21st goal of the year off a feed from Johnson.

The Dolphins responded with six consecutive goals to tie their largest lead ever against the Panthers. On April 17, 2013, the Dolphins also posted an 8-2 lead over the Panthers en route to a 13-11 win. The six-goal lead is tied with or higher than the team’s entire output in eight of the last 11 matchups. Delany gave the team the lead for good by converting a free-position shot with 21:18 left. Just over two minutes later, sophomore attacker Sidney Hall (Adams Center, N.Y./South Jefferson) scored off a free-position shot of her own for her 47th goal of the season and a 4-2 advantage. Delany then scored 42 seconds later after collecting a feed from Hall. Sanna made it 6-2 with 15:57 left in the half off a free-position shot. Junior attacker Bryanna Fazio (Watertown, N.Y./General Brown) extended the lead to 7-2 with 14:47 to go with her 60th goal of the campaign after taking a pass from McMullen. Delany capped the streak with 13:47 remaining off a feed from Sanna.

The Panthers responded with three straight goals in a span of 50 seconds to cut their deficit in half. Kole Pollock started the run off a pass from Johnson just 57 seconds after Delany scored. Michele Scannell followed 41 seconds later with a free-position goal and Pollock capped the stretch another nine seconds later off a pass from Scannell, who won the draw control after her goal.

Fazio completed the scoring in the first half with 4:06 left after collecting a pass from McMullen. The assist gave McMullen 70 points and 25 assists on the season, both of which are the second-most by a freshman in the program’s history (trailing only Fazio’s 82 and 26 from 2016).

The Panthers rattled off the next three goals to get within two for the final time. Pollock, the cousin of Arizona Diamondback all-star center fielder A.J. Pollock, started the spurt with her NE10-leading 78th goal of the year off a pass from Johnson with 16:36 left. Pierce followed with a free-position goal with 10:48 to play and completed her team’s scoring with another free-position goal with 8:59 left.

The Dolphins scored the final two goals to secure their second NE10 title. Fazio tallied her 62nd goal of the campaign with 4:25 remaining off a feed from Hall. The goal gives Fazio 84 points on the year, the seventh-most in a season in the program’s history, while it’s her 62nd goal, tied for the fifth-most in a season. Delany capped the game’s scoring with 2:48 left after receiving a pass from freshman attacker Emily Altland (North Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union). The goal marked Delany’s 66th of the season, tied for the third-most in a season in the program’s history.

George made two saves in the final 30 seconds to close out her program record-tying 19th win of the season. George has registered at least 12 saves in three of the last four games. Starter Emma Lemanski allowed nine goals without making a save in 28:55 over two stints between the pipes.