Stonehill Tops #9 Adelphi, 3-1

Freshman Jennifer Foley scored two second half goals to lift the Skyhawks past #9 Adelphi.

Foley nets two second half goals to lift Skyhawks to big win

EASTON, Mass. (September 14, 2011) – Stonehill College picked up a key win over a ranked opponent with a 3-1 victory over Adelphi University, ranked ninth in this week's National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II poll, in non conference field hockey action at W.B. Mason Stadium this afternoon.

Freshman forward Jennifer Foley (Holden, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) scored a pair of second half goals to lead Stonehill to the win. Junior Chelsea Fizell (Cotuit, Mass./The Berkshire School) also netted a goal for the Skyhawks, while senior Lauren Colligan (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia Central), sophomore Devin Ingersoll (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) and freshman Nicole Ciccia (Monroe, Conn./Lauralton Hall) each dished assists.

Freshman Elizabeth Genovese (Street, Md./North Harford) made her first collegiate start in goal for Stonehill and made four second half saves to preserve the win. Senior Lucia Vigliotti (Westbury, N.Y./W.T. Clarke) registered 11 stops in the cage for Adelphi. Stonehill posted a 21-14 advantage in shots for the match, including a 9-2 margin in the first half, and held a 14-7 edge in penalty corners.

Freshman Elizabeth Genovese made four second half saves to preserve the win.

Senior Jeanette Heimerle (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) netted the lone goal for Adelphi.

Stonehill took a one goal lead into halftime when Fizell tapped in a pass from Colligan on the right side of the net off a rebound with 3:56 left in the first half. Adelphi responded early in the second half and scored the equalizer when Heimerle redirected a drive from the top of the arc by senior Crystal Gray (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) on the right side for her eighth goal of the season 8:37 into the frame.

Foley netted what would prove to be her second gamewinning goal in the last week when she one-timed a pass from Ciccia off a deflected shot at 57:56. Foley struck again less than four minutes later with an insurance goal as she tipped in a blast from the top of the arc by Ingersoll off a corner for her third goal of the season at 61:15.

Stonehill (3-3, 0-0 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it hosts rival Bentley University for the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both at W.B. Mason Stadium at noon. Adelphi (4-2, 0-0 NE-10) hosts No. 3 UMass Lowell on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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