WALTHAM, Mass. –Adelphi University, the number two ranked team in Division II, received four goals from senior Marissa Mills and hat tricks from four others in a 20-11 win over No. 8 Bentley University on Saturday afternoon in a Northeast-10 women's lacrosse matchup at Bentley.
The loss snapped Bentley's five-game winning streak and dropped its records to 10-5 overall and 7-3 in the NE-10. Adelphi has now won eight straight, bumping its records to 13-1 and 10-1.
Bentley was within 11-7 after the opening goal of the second half at the 25:56 mark from junior Cori Geiger (Agawam/Agawam HS). Adelphi answered with a 6-0 run over the next five-plus minutes to stretch its advantage to 17-7 with just over 18 minutes to play, which proved to be too large a deficit for the Falcons to overcome.
The Panthers jumped out to a 6-1 lead after 11 minutes in the first half from six different goal scorers. Bentley came back with a mini 3-1 run with the goals coming from Alex Carney (Providence, R.I./The Wheeler School), Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield HS) and Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown HS) to get to within 7-4 with 9:13 left in the half. Adelphi finished the half strong, scoring four of the final six goals of the opening 30 minutes to take an 11-6 bulge into intermission.
Bentley will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday night when they travel to No. 13 Saint Anselm.