WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team closed out their 2017 campaign earlier Saturday with one last road trip. Taking on yet another difficult conference opponent in McDaniel, the Owls showed some great strength and toughness. However, despite their efforts, it was McDaniel who ultimately took an 18-0 victory on the day.
The hosts got out of the gate quickly, scoring six goals in the opening seven minutes of play. They would go on to take an 11-0 lead with a goal one second before the halftime horn sounded. Try as they might, Bryn Mawr was unable to get out of their own zone at most times on the day. Kendall Derber had a solid day defensively with five caused turnovers. Katie Alpert had yet another standout performance in the cage with 13 saves in the final game of her career. However, Bryn Mawr couldn't generate any offense, as the Green Terror held the Owls scoreless and shotless for the duration of the game. Ultimately, the hosts scored seven more goals in the second half to take the 18-0 win.
Alpert closes her career as one of the best goalkeepers in Bryn Mawr, and arguably even Centennial Conference, history. The four-year starter has recorded the most wins and saves in program history, the best saves-per-game average in the entire country in three out of her four seasons played, and the second-most saves in Centennial Conference history.
Samantha Heyrich closes her Bryn Mawr lacrosse career with 36 games played, one goal, 28 ground balls, and eight caused turnovers.
Diana Kelley was co-captain for the Owls this season and was a perfect fit for the team in that role. Kelley moved positions this season to benefit the team and made a huge difference for the squad. She closes out her career with six goals, two assists, 31 draw controls, 63 ground balls, and 31 caused turnovers.
Alison Spain has been one of the more prolific scorers for the Owls this season and always put forth 110% effort out on the field. The senior co-captain recorded 37 goals, 14 assists, 31 ground balls, 49 draw controls, and 17 caused turnovers in her career. She ends her time at Bryn Mawr tied for eighth in free-position goals and tied for ninth in game winning goals.
The Owls will look forward to getting back in action in the fall for training camp before hitting Applebee Field once again next spring!