Adelphi Rallies Past Stonehill, 2-1

Freshman Jennifer Foley scored her eighth goal of the season for the Skyhawks. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Panthers score two in second half to pull out win

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (October 15, 2011) – Adelphi University erased a halftime deficit to claim a 2-1 victory over Stonehill College in a key Northeast-10 Conference field hockey matchup at Motamed Field tonight.

Senior Jeanette Heimerle (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) scored the deciding goal with 11:12 remaining in regulation after Adelphi trailed 1-0 at halftime. Classmate Julianne Gerbino (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Earl L. Vandermeulen) also scored a goal for the Panthers in the comeback.

Senior Lucia Vigliotti (Waterbury, N.Y./W.T. Clark) posted three saves to give Adelphi a chance at the comeback, while freshman Elizabeth Genovese (Street, Md./North Harford) also posted three stops for Stonehill. Adelphi finished with an 11-5 advantage for shots in the contest and a 4-2 edge in penalty corners.

Freshman Jennifer Foley (Holden, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) scored the lone goal for Stonehill. Her eighth marker of the season opened the scoring with an unassisted tally at 21:28.

Gerbino knotted the score 6:18 into the second half when she forced a turnover at midfield and carried the ball in for a drive from just inside the top of the arc for her fifth goal of the season. Heimerle deflected a shot from senior Brittany Kinsley (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Putnam Valley) past Genovese for her eighth goal of the year at 58:48.

Stonehill had two corners late in the match, but couldn't get a shot away to force overtime.

Stonehill (7-8, 2-5 NE-10) is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Saint Anselm College at W.B. Mason Stadium for an NE-10 matchup at 7 p.m. Adelphi (6-10, 3-5 NE-10) is on the road on Tuesday when it visits American International College at 6 p.m.

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