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Saint Francis Downs Pacific 5-0

Sep 21, 2013

Despite a great start to the weekend that included victories over Saint Joseph's and LaSalle, Pacific was unable to overcome Selena Adamshick and the Saint Francis Red Flash on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, dropping a 5-0 decision at Drexel's Buckley Field. Saint Francis improves to 2-2 on the year as the Tigers fall to 2-5.

Adamshick scored all five goals for Saint Francis, starting her offensive barrage just under two minutes into the contest after the Red Flash was awarded a penalty stroke. She converted the try, giving her team a 1-0 advantage.  

Less than a minute later, Adamshick again found the back of the goal after dribbling into the arc and shooting to the left side of redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Molly Macierz to put Saint Francis ahead 2-0.

Just under five minutes into the contest, Nikki Snyder fed a pass from the upper left part of the circle into Adamshick, who punched in a goal to the lower left corner to earn her first career hat trick and give the Red Flash a 3-0 lead.

Following the goal, Coach Andy Smith called timeout, hoping to give his Tigers a chance to regroup from a disappointing start.

Pacific was awarded a pair of penalty corners at the 7:12 mark and the 8:15 mark of the first period, with senior Emily Tregoning taking a shot that was blocked and Nicole Laskosky firing wide. Pacific would be held without another shot until senior Paige Counsman missed wide right at the 23:04 mark.

With just under eight minutes left to play in the half, Adamshick scored her fourth goal to widen the Tigers' deficit to 4-0.

Sophomore Maggie Corder started the second half in goal, making four saves.

Adamshick would add a goal in the second half for a career high five on the afternoon.

Tregoning and Laskosky led the Tigers with two shots apiece as senior Maggie Grindatti added a shot in the second half.

The Tigers will look to rebound Sunday afternoon against Penn and close out the trip with a victory before heading home to California. The contest starts at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

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