Owls' Late Goals Not Enough to Overcome Muhlenberg

Owls' Late Goals Not Enough to Overcome Muhlenberg

Bryn Mawr, Pa. - Some beautiful spring weather finally made an appearance at a Bryn Mawr lacrosse game earlier Saturday afternoon, but things weren't quite as sunny on Applebee Field for the Owls. Bryn Mawr played host to Muhlenberg and the Centennial Conference's leading scorer Stephanie Umbach, and when all was said and done, the Mules headed home with a 20-3 victory on the day. The Owls did spread the wealth, with three different players scoring on the day, and freshman goalkeeper Ana Kyrcz made eight saves in a solid effort in the cage for Bryn Mawr. Muhlenberg was led by Umbach, who tallied three goals on three shots.

Muhlenberg (8-5, 4-3) got their day started off well by scoring a goal in the first 16 seconds of play, off the stick of Umbach. The visitors would extend their lead over a good portion of the first half, taking a 15-0 lead inside the final five minutes of the frame. However, Bryn Mawr (4-11, 0-8) got in on the action at that point themselves. Off of a big five-goal performance in Wednesday's thrilling win against Cedar Crest, Georgina Dominique was able to carry some momentum into today's game. She made a great individual play off of a draw control to earn her point. The ball bounded around and stayed loose for a good fifteen seconds off the draw, ultimately ending up inside the Muhlenberg end. Dominique raced in and managed to pick up the ground ball moving from left to right inside the 8-meter circle. The junior midfielder raced across the front of the cage and fired high over the head of the Mules goalkeeper and into the netting to give the Owls their first goal of the contest.

Bryn Mawr would show some more fire late in the game as well. After a great team defensive possession, the Owls were able to clear their own end, with the ball ending up on the stick of Fiona Steele. The freshman made a nice move to race around her defender and get a point-blank shot off from the right side of the cage. The Mules' Sara Allison made the save, but the ball bounced straight into the path of Bryn Mawr's Claire Johnson. The junior could not miss the wide open cage from her position, handing the Owls their second goal of the contest. They would get one more just before the final horn sounded. After a foul against the Mules with one second on the clock, Diana Kelley got a clean look at the cage and didn't miss, firing the ball high into the netting to make it a three-goal game for Bryn Mawr.

The Owls will look to rebound from today's loss when they get back in action on Wednesday afternoon. Bryn Mawr will host Notre Dame (Md.) at 4:30 on Applebee Field for the spring Show Your Colors game. The Gators are currently 5-6 overall this season and 4-5 in a competitive CSAC conference.