Owls Fall in Tough Non-Conference Loss to Bryn Athyn

Owls Fall in Tough Non-Conference Loss to Bryn Athyn

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. - The Owls lacrosse team hit the road for their final non-conference contest of the season earlier Tuesday evening. The team made the short trip over to Bryn Athyn to take on the Lions, a team against which Bryn Mawr has been able to find some success in recent years. However, this time around it was the Lions who took charge, scoring the opening goal of the night just over two minutes into play in a 12-1 win over the Owls. Katie Alpert and the Bryn Mawr defense did a particularly good job of limiting the Lions' chances and parrying away numerous attacks, but Bryn Athyn proved efficient in the few chances they did get. Bryn Mawr's lone goal came from Kendall Derber late in the contest on a free position shot.

Bryn Athyn won the opening draw in tonight's contest and immediately went on the prowl. Alpert stood on her head in the opening moments, making three terrific saves in the first minutes. However, the Owls were unable to clear the zone cleanly, and that allowed Bryn Athyn to rifle home a goal off a rebound just over two minutes into the game, giving the hosts the lead. They would go on to score seven more times in the half, taking an 8-0 lead to the halftime break.

The Owls did a much better job shutting down the hosts' attack in the second half, and that also allowed them to expand their own offensive efforts as well. That finally paid off with 1:21 to go in the game, when Derber earned and subsequently scored on a free position attempt, the Owls' second and final free position shot of the night. However, it was a case of too little, too late in this one, as Bryn Mawr was unable to rally from the early deficit and ultimately had to take home the 12-1 loss.

The Owls came into tonight's contest with a 4-0 record against Bryn Athyn in program history. They'll look to rebound from the tough loss on Saturday when they get back in action at home. Bryn Mawr will also celebrate Senior Day on Saturday when they host Dickinson at 1:00 PM on Applebee Field.