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Pride women win, get Towson next as first-round playoffs foe

Hofstra's Brittain Altomare practices with the women's lacrosse

Hofstra's Brittain Altomare practices with the women's lacrosse team at Shuart Stadium Feb 7, 2014. Credit: James Escher

Defender Lindsey Alfano scored the winner with 32 seconds left as Hofstra edged Drexel, 9-8, Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse.

Briattain Altomare, who set a program record for career points, had tied it at 8 with 1:13 left. The Pride rallied for four unanswered goals in the final two minutes of their regular-season finale.

Nadia Pelham-Lacey had given Drexel an 8-5 lead with 10:41 remaining. Hofstra (11-5 6-0) will face Towson in the CAA semifinals on Friday in Delaware.

Altomare, a senior attack, scored four goals and surpassed 240 career points, the Hofstra record that was held by Kathleen Mikowski (2000-2003). Altomare reached the milestone on her first goal -- off a feed from Sam Lenox -- with 4:08 left in the first half. She now has 244 points.

Alfano scored twice, Lenox had a goal and two assists, Carolyn Carrera had a goal and two draw controls, and Kelsey Gregerson made eight saves in the win. Drexel is 4-12, 1-5.

Adelphi 15, LeMoyne 6: Alexa Froccaro had five goals and an assist and Jackie Jahelka scored four goals to lead Adelphi (15-1, 12-1 NE-10). Rachel O'Brien added two goals and two assists, Ryley Weber scooped six ground balls and Felicia Mills had seven draw controls.

Stony Brook 22, UMass-Lowell 1: Courtney Murphy scored six goals and Kylie Ohlmiller had four goals and five assists to lead Stony Brook (16-1, 6-0 America East). Dorrien Van Dyke added three goals and three assists.

Molloy 21, Mercy 16:Katie O'Brien scored six goals and Cooper Sesselman had five goals and two assists for Molloy (9-6 4-4 ECC).



NYIT 15, Dominican 4: George Schultz scored four goals and Luke Miller had three goals and four assists to lead NYIT (11-3, 7-1 ECC). Shawn Murphy added two goals and four assists, and Ed Torriero had four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Adelphi 14, Franklin Pierce 5: Nick Susko scored four goals and Jamie McAndrew had three goals and an assist to lead Adelphi (12-2, 9-2 NE-10). Joe Giardina scooped six ground balls and forced four turnovers, and Connor Duddy added two goals and an assist.

Molloy 12, Dowling 7: Tom Engelhardt had five goals and an assist for Molloy (11-3 5-3 ECC). Peter Clark added three goals and an assist. Scott Reece scored three goals for Dowling (5-8 4-4 ECC).

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