LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team made the trip to central Pennsylvania earlier Friday night for an "under-the-lights" tilt against nationally-ranked Franklin & Marshall. The Owls battled hard throughout the night, but ultimately the Diplomats protected their home turf with an 18-0 win on the night. Freshman goalkeeper Claire Hampton made five saves for Bryn Mawr. Ten different players scored for Franklin & Marshall in the contest, led by three goals apiece from Hannah Serling, Paige Moriarty, and Maddie Hughes.
Moriarty gave the Diplomats the lead just 56 seconds into play with her tenth goal of the season. The hosts would in fact score 13 more goals in the first half to take a 14-0 lead to the locker room at the half. Franklin & Marshall would ultimately bump their advantage up to 18-0 by the 17:29 mark of the second half. Bryn Mawr had a few good looks at the cage themselves in the second half as they looked to cut into their deficit. At one point, Maeve Donnelly and Jenna Van Holten ripped back-to-back shots on goal less than a minute apart, but F&M's Danielle Harrington was able to stop both efforts. Later, with less than ten minutes to go in the game, Donnelly got another great shot attempt off, but Harrington once again made a solid save, and that closed the door on Bryn Mawr's scoring chances on the night.
The Owls will look to rebound and get right back in the win column when they retake the field next week. Bryn Mawr will continue their series of road games with a trip to Gwynedd Mercy next Thursday. The Owls get a bit of an extended break between Centennial Conference games, as their next league contest will be an April 14th trip to Washington College.