CARLISLE, Pa. - Bryn Mawr's lacrosse squad was back in action Tuesday night, this time playing their first Centennial Conference road game of 2018 as they traveled to central PA to take on Dickinson. After a tough start, the Owls put together another very strong second half in tonight's contest, including the second goal of the season for co-captain Kendall Derber. However, Dickinson managed to control possession for a good portion of the game, leading to more scoring opportunities and ultimately a 15-1 victory for the Red Devils.
Dickinson got off to a fast start in tonight's game, controlling the opening draw and taking the ball down the field to score within the first minute of play. In fact, the Red Devils would score 10 goals in the first 10 minutes of play and take a commanding 12-0 lead to the locker room at halftime. That advantage might have been higher but for a strong effort from the Bryn Mawr defense and goalkeeper Claire Hampton. The first-year netminder made a great stop just a few minutes into the game, denying a Red Devils attacker on a free position shot. Bryn Mawr's back line and defensive midfield also worked hard to limit Dickinson's offensive chances, and that effort lasted into the second half as well.
It was in that second half that the Owls finally got a chance to flex some offensive muscle of their own. After several possessions where the Owls came incredibly close to scoring, including a rocket of a shot by Maeve Donnelly that went just wide, it was Kendall Derber who got the Owls on the board. The junior made a great move towards the cage and was fouled inside the 8-meter arc, earning herself a free position shot. Derber raced in and let loose a well-aimed shot on goal that blew by Dickinson's goalkeeper and into the back of the net for Bryn Mawr's lone goal of the night. Ultimately, Dickinson managed to hold off any more Owls attacks, and the hosts came away with a 15-1 win on the night.
Bryn Mawr will now prep for a big Saturday tilt against Centenary College. This will be a rare late-April non-conference contest and a great opportunity for the Owls to pick up another victory. The Cyclones have struggled to score so far this season, and against a common opponent, Notre Dame (Md.), the Owls put together a strong second half in a tough 15-9 loss while Centenary struggled in a 21-0 loss of their own. Saturday's contest should prove to be highly entertaining, and it is set to start at 10:00 AM on Applebee Field.