November 18, 2013
Adelphi women lose again to Saint Rose
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Adelphi University women ended their NCAA run, losing to the College of Saint Rose in the Division II East Region women's semifinals on Sunday.
Two early goals from the hosts put the Panthers (14-3-4) in a hole they were unable to climb out of. All of their three losses to were to Saint Rose.
"Generally speaking, I would have to say that when you look at the whole body of work, I'm really proud of where we started and where we finished," Adelphi head coach Chris Armas said. "On days like today, there's not a lot of room for error. Today was a tough opponent and a good team. But our goal this year was to get to the NCAA Tournament and to a point where every game matters and see if we could make a run. We took the program a notch further than last year and now the bar has been raised. It was a great year and I'm proud of the girls.
The Panthers dodged a bullet in the 14th minute when a corner attempt sent in by Meeghan Arno was headed into the net by La'QUilla Upton. However, she was ruled to be offside.
In the 21st minute, however, St. Rose grabbed a 1-0 lead after Michaela Phillips headed in an Arno corner kick past goalkeeper Sam Whitney.
Less than four minutes later, the Golden Knights struck again, this time on a feed from Jennifer Busk to Sydney Bond for a 2-0 advantage.
Adelphi's only recorded shots came off the feet of Victoria Antonino and Taylor Salmon, but both attempts were blocked.
The Panthers ramped up their offense in the second half and outshot the top-seeded hosts, 5-2. Pressuring the ball in the midfield, the Brown and Gold played much of the game in the attacking third and tested the St. Rose defense. One of Salmon's two shots wered saved by goalkeeper Jessica Gerski.
Whitney's athletic save on a Laura Taylor opportunity helped keep it a two-goal game.