Lancaster, Pa. - It was a rough afternoon road trip for the Bryn Mawr lacrosse team earlier Wednesday afternoon. Facing one of the top teams in the nation in Franklin & Marshall, the Owls were unable to scratch across a goal in an 18-0 loss. Katie Alpert faced a busy afternoon in the cage, making two saves against a potent offensive unit.
The Diplomats (9-1, 3-0 Cent.) spread out the scoring throughout the afternoon, putting in seven goals in the first ten minutes. By the time halftime came around, the hosts had doubled their advantage. Bryn Mawr (3-7, 0-4 Cent.) struggled to get possession of the ball, spending most of the game in their own defensive zone. When the Owls did manage to cause a turnover or make a save, they still were unable to breakout on the attack, going 0-5 on clear attempts.
Franklin & Marshall slowed down their attack somewhat throughout the second half, scoring just four more times. The Diplomats did a great job of rolling substitutes through, with no player scoring more than two goals for the host team.
Facing a team that had been ranked #1 in the country as recently as last week, the Owls found it tough sledding on the day. Bryn Mawr finally got their first sustained offensive possession with under ten minutes to play in the game. After making several great breaks and passes through the zone, the Owls were forced into a turnover, losing possession and their lone chance of the day. Bryn Mawr was unable to register a shot in the contest.
With the loss, the Owls move to 3-7 on the season and 0-4 in the tough Centennial conference. However, they'll rebound quickly and be right back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they return to Applebee field for the start of a two-game homestand. This weekend, Bryn Mawr will play host to fellow Centennial squad Ursinus College. The Bears, who face Washington College later this evening, currently hold a 2-7 record on the year; however, they did defeat Dickinson College, a team Bryn Mawr struggled against, in 8-5 fashion. Saturday's contest should prove to be a tight affair, and it all kicks off at 1:00 PM on the 'Bee.