Lacrosse Downed by Ravens in Tough Loss

Lacrosse Downed by Ravens in Tough Loss

Bryn Mawr, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr saw their winning streak ended earlier Wednesday afternoon in a hard-fought 10-4 loss to Rosemont. The Owls found it tough to break up the Ravens' possession game, as the visitors controlled the ball for a good portion of the contest. The Owls spread out the scoring, with four different players registering goals for Bryn Mawr. Meanwhile, Katie Alpert made a solid 21 saves in the losing effort, including several key stops on free position attempts. The Ravens were led by an impressive performance from Nicole Goodwin, who registered five goals on seven shots and was a key cog in the Rosemont win.

Despite the scoreline, it was Bryn Mawr who actually got themselves on the scoreboard first in the game. The Owls controlled possession early on, and after breaking into the offensive zone the ball found its way onto the stick of Georgina Dominique. She managed to cut into the circle and fire a shot past Ravens goalkeeper Nia Hall and into the net to give the Owls a 1-0 lead.

However, the Ravens (1-0, 0-0 CSAC) responded in a big way after that, scoring the next four goals of the game. Three of those came off the stick of Goodwin, and with just over ten minutes left to play, the visitors found themselves holding a 4-1 lead.

Bryn Mawr tried to cut back into that deficit, and did so by going on a two-goal run over the next few minutes. Leading scorer Claire Johnson put in her 18th goal of the season to halve the Ravens lead, and then Alison Spain netted a goal of her own to make it a 4-3 game.

Unfortunately, the Ravens got one more goal just before the half ended and took all the momentum back heading into the halftime break. With that momentum behind them, they would go on to score twice more over the first six minutes of the second half to take a commanding 7-3 lead into the final 20 minutes of play. Bryn Mawr tried to get back off the mat one more time as Fiona Steele scored the Owls' fourth goal of the game to stop the run. However, the Ravens scored the final three goals of the contest to clinch the 10-4 victory.

With the loss, the Owls slip to 2-2 on the season. They now head into the weekend, where two firsts await them. Bryn Mawr will play its first road game of the season, and its first conference game, when they travel to McDaniel this Saturday. The Green Terror have opened the season to the tune of 2-2 themselves to this point. Game time is set for 1:00 PM in Westminster, Maryland on Saturday.