Freedman (back) finished with seven saves in the Skyhawks goal. (PHOTO BY Matt Campbell)
Kempf hat trick leads Panthers to upset win
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (October 6, 2018) – Adelphi University struck for four goals in the second half to clinch a 5-0 victory over Stonehill College, ranked No. 1 in this week's Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II poll, in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action at Motamed Field today.
Sophomore Danielle Kempf scored three goals and assisted on another, while freshman Leah Savage registered four saves for the shutout to lead Adelphi to the win over a Stonehill team which is ranked No. 1 in Division II for the first time in program history. Seniors Emily Power and Kate Manson also potted goals for the Panthers, with Manson also dishing out an assist.
Senior Sara Freedman finished with seven saves in the Stonehill goal, conceding three of the five goals before being lifted late for more attack, as the Skyhawks were shutout for the first time this season.
Kempf opened the scoring with 11:48 remaining in the first half when she took a pass from the far post by sophomore Jackie Brown and pushed it past Freedman. Kempf doubled the Panthers lead with 11:12 left in regulation off a pass from the right side by Manson to spark a four-goal outburst by Adelphi in the closing 12-minutes that would seal the win.
Power scored her fourth goal of the season off a pass from sophomore Alexandra Kanapes with less than ten minutes remaining. Kempf wrapped up her hat trick with 1:59 to play for her sixth goal of the season, and then Manson's second of the year, assisted by Kempf, provided the exclamation point off a penalty corner with time expired.
Stonehill (6-2, 2-1 NE10) is back in action on Tuesday, when it hosts Franklin Pierce University at W.B. Mason Stadium at 7 p.m. Adelphi (4-4, 3-1 NE10) hosts LIU Post on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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