Bryn Mawr, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team closed out their 2015 campaign earlier Saturday afternoon on Applebee Field. The Owls celebrated the careers of their four smart, strong, talented senior women with a solid performance against Gettysburg College. Although the Owls fell 21-2, it was a well-played game for Bryn Mawr against one of the top teams in the country.
Gettysburg (14-2, 8-1 CC) got on the board with the first goal of the game inside the first 30 seconds. However, Bryn Mawr (4-13, 0-9 CC) made a solid comeback to get themselves on the board soon after. Claire Johnson collected the draw off of the restart, and she and the Owls managed to work the ball into the offensive zone. Bryn Mawr managed to hang onto possession for a good two minutes, cycling the ball around the offensive zone. Finally, it ended up on the stick of Fiona Steele, and she made a great move around her marker to draw a foul. On the resulting free position shot, Steele whipped a shot past the Bullets goalkeeper and made it a 1-1 game.
Gettysburg would retake the advantage over the remainder of the half, scoring 18 goals in the period to take a big lead. Bryn Mawr did get back on the scoresheet once more in the half, and it again came off the stick of Steele. The freshman won the draw off of the previous Bullets goal and raced the ball straight down the field and into the offensive zone. Again Bryn Mawr was able to hang on to the ball for a good portion of time, and finally Steele worked herself open inside the circle. After another foul against her by a Gettysburg defender, Steele took another free position shot, and her low ball bounced inside the post and past the Bullets keeper to make it a two-goal game.
Ultimately, Gettysburg would hold on for a 21-2 win and clinch the top spot in the Centennial Conference headed into the postseason. Today marked the final game for four Bryn Mawr seniors who have each had a huge impact on the program. Tanya Hamid, Grace Baelen-King, Ashley Arbuckle, and Mikah Farbo each played in their final game for the Bryn Mawr lacrosse team. The Owls close out their 2015 campaign with a 4-13 overall record.