ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season earlier Wednesday afternoon, and they did so in style at the FalconPlex at Cedar Crest College. The Owls scored four of the first five goals of the game and never looked back, ultimately cruising away to a thunderous 20-5 victory on the day. First-years Kylie Woo, Elicie Edmond, Maeve Donnelly, and Ariela Levitt led the way with 19 of the 20 Bryn Mawr goals, with Woo's six-tally game leading all scorers in the contest. Meanwhile on the other end, the Owls caused 11 turnovers and collected 29 ground balls, while goalkeeper Claire Hampton picked up her first collegiate win with a solid two-save effort.
Edmond got Bryn Mawr out in front early with a goal just 19 seconds into play, and that helped set the tone for the Owls right from the start. Levitt followed that up with a free-position goal just a few minutes later to double the Bryn Mawr lead, and then after a Cedar Crest goal up a player, Edmond tallied again in response to make it 3-1. Donnelly came into today's game after a five-goal outburst in her collegiate debut on Wednesday, and today she showed no signs of that being a fluke performance. She scored Bryn Mawr's next two goals, including one off of an assist from Levitt, to make it a 5-2 contest. Then it was Woo's turn to get hot, with the first-year midfielder posting two unassisted tallies before taking a feed from Edmond on an extra-player advantage and completing her hat-trick to give the Owls an 8-2 lead.
All of this scoring came in the first 12 minutes of play, and the pace continued to be frenetic for the rest of the half. The next six goals for the Owls came a player up, with Donnelly scoring twice, Edmond and Levitt once, and Woo three more times in that stretch. Edmond finally completed the scoring for the Owls in the first half with an unassisted goal with 1:07 to go in the frame, giving Bryn Mawr a 16-3 lead at the break. Head coach Kelly Corbett wisely slowed the pace down in the second half, with the Owls controlling most of the possession and taking their time to run good sets before probing the Falcons defense and looking to score. Edmond scored the first goal of the second half for the Owls, and then Maeve Donnelly got her fifth of the contest to make it 18-3. Two goals from the Falcons got the hosts back within 13, but that margin immediately ballooned back up after a third goal from Levitt and Kendall Derber's first tally of the game. Ultimately that would close out the scoring, as the Owls ultimately claimed their 23rd victory in series history against Cedar Crest with a 20-5 win.
The team will be back in action a week from today, as they finally get their first home contest of 2018. Wednesday, March 21st will be a "Battle of the Bryns" as the Owls welcome Bryn Athyn to campus for a 4:00 PM home-opener on Applebee Field.