Adelphi Rallies Past Stonehill, 2-1

Senior Kirstie St. Martin scored early, but Stonehill couldn't hold off Adelphi
in the second half. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

St. Martin scores for Skyhawks in loss

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (September 12, 2010) – The Stonehill College women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to host Adelphi University in a Northeast-10 matchup Sunday.

Stonehill senior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) scored in the 20th minute to give the Skyhawks an early lead, but Adelphi came back in the second half with two unanswered goals from senior Kim Volinski (Greenport, N.Y./Greenport) and sophomore Allison Gronenthal (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) to take the victory.

Stonehill went ahead 1-0 at 19:36, when junior Kelsey Mahoney (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) lined a pass from midfield to St. Martin, who put away her seventh goal of the season. The lead held up for the first half, but the Panthers responded less than a minute into the second frame as sophomore Kaitlin Monteith (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) set up Volinski in front of the net for the tying goal.

Gronenthal scored the winner for Adelphi in the 77th minute, knocking home her own rebound against Stonehill junior goalkeeper Sarah Hickey (Lee, Mass./Lee), who finished with six saves. Adelphi junior goalkeeper Dorothy Connolly (Bethpage, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran) totaled five stops in net for the Panthers.

Stonehill (3-2, 2-1 NE-10) will next visit UMass-Lowell on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Adelphi (1-1-1, 1-1 NE-10) takes on American International College in Springfield at the same time.

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