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West Chester bows to Adelphi, 11-5, in Division II championship game

Sunday, 19th May 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/19/19
From Press Release

Fourth-ranked Adelphi defeated fifth-ranked West Chester, 11-5, today in the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Game at the Grand Valley State University Lacrosse Stadium Sunday afternoon in Allendale, Mich.

Adelphi (19-3) scored the first six goals of the game and was in control throughout, dominating possession time all afternoon. West Chester (20-3) saw its 14-game winning streak come to a close with the loss. Adelphi improves to 9-1 in national championship games while West Chester falls to 2-8.

Ryan McKinney (Downingtown West) ended the bleeding at 9:56 of the first half. However, the Golden Rams’ inability to win draw controls squelched any momentum. Adelphi added a pair of goals before the break to take an 8-1 lead into the locker room.

Devon Mela (Council Rock North) scored in the first nine minutes of the second half for the Rams and the score stood at 8-2. The transfer from Albright netted a pair of West Chester goals in the second half, and McKinney quickly added another as the Golden Rams mounted a small rally with 11 minutes left in the game.

Adelphi’s Kole Pollock scored her third goal of the game at 7:53 of the second half, and it came with just one second left on the shot clock. That tally was the nail in the proverbial coffin, making it a 9-4 game. Adelphi added a free position goal, and Pollock notched her fourth of the day in an extra-attacker situation to increase the Panthers’ lead to 11-4.

Adelphi’s defense kept Sami Barnett (Interboro) off the scorecard, and Maggie Stella (Central Bucks East) didn’t etch her name into the scoring column until under three minutes remained in the game.

The loss marked the first time all year that West Chester lost a game in regulation time. Its two previous losses this season came in overtime.



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