Derber and Spain Lead the Way for Bryn Mawr in Tough Loss to Wolverines

Derber and Spain Lead the Way for Bryn Mawr in Tough Loss to Wolverines

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team was back in action Monday afternoon for yet another tough non-conference tilt, this time welcoming the Wolverines of Wesley College to the Applebee Field turf. The Owls were able to hang with the visitors early on, with a goal from Kendall Derber leading the way for Bryn Mawr. However, the Wolverines exploded for ten goals in the first half en route to a 16-2 win on the day. Alison Spain also scored for the Owls, while Katie Alpert registered 19 saves in the cage for Bryn Mawr. Wesley got six goals from Fallon Fore to lead the way, while Brianna Bacon added another four.

After Bacon got the visitors on the board early with a goal for Wesley just 35 seconds in, Bryn Mawr kept their heads up and stayed focused. That paid immediate dividends, as Kendall Derber would provide the Owls' response just minutes later. After a turnover by the Wolverines, Alison Spain grabbed the groundball and got Bryn Mawr going the other way. Upon reaching the offensive zone, the Owls got the ball onto the stick of Derber, and she knew exactly what to do with it. The sophomore made a great driving run to the goal, firing a shot high into the netting to tie the game up at 1-1.

Despite Alpert's tremendous efforts in the cage and a great day of team defense for the Owls, Wesley still managed to forge ahead to a 10-1 lead at the halftime break. However, Bryn Mawr came out firing once again in the second half, scoring the opening goal of the frame just 16 seconds in. This time it was Spain doing it all on her own, winning the draw and racing downfield into the attacking end. There, she cut inside the circle from the left and fired a clean shot past the Wolverines goalkeeper and into the cage to give Bryn Mawr their second goal. Wesley would hang on, however, scoring six more goals of their own in the half to take the 16-2 win.

Bryn Mawr will now get a chance to enjoy the rest of their spring break, while still working hard in practice. The Owls have the luxury of not playing again until Thursday, March 16th. Bryn Mawr will travel down to Maryland that day for a 4:30 PM faceoff with Notre Dame (Md.).