CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team traveled down to the eastern shore of Maryland earlier Saturday to take on Centennial Conference foe Washington College. The Owls put up a strong fight on the day, led by Elicie Edmond's two-goal performance, but ultimately it was the Shorewomen who came away with an 18-3 win in the contest. Claire Hampton made three saves on the day as Washington College did a great job picking out the corners of the cage in this one. Lauren Brenner led the Shorewomen with four goals in the contest.
The hosts jumped out to a four-goal advantage in the opening six minutes of play, but Bryn Mawr got one back with 21 minutes left to go in the first half. After Jenna Van Holten caused a turnover in the Owls' defensive end, Bryn Mawr was able to clear their zone and get into attacking mode. Ultimately, the Owls were able to work the ball onto the stick of Edmond, who made a great move past her defender and out in front, firing home a great shot that got Bryn Mawr on the board.
Washington College would answer back with four more goals in a row, but Bryn Mawr once again responded, and once again it was Edmond with the tally. This time, the first-year made another great run into the offensive zone and was fouled, earning herself a free position shot. Edmond made the most of the opportunity, tallying her tenth goal of the season on the attempt and getting Bryn Mawr back within six.
The Owls would go into halftime trailing 13-2, and Washington College was able to bump their advantage up to as high as 18-2 before Bryn Mawr got one last goal in the contest. This time, it was junior captain Kendall Derber who broke through, slicing through the Shorewomen defenders and getting a clean look at the cage, where she did not miss. That got Bryn Mawr to three goals with just under a minute to go in the contest, and that would be the final tally for either side. Ultimately, Washington College was able to protect home turf and come away with an 18-3 win on the afternoon.
Bryn Mawr will be right back on the road on Wednesday to take on yet another tough Centennial Conference opponent. The Owls will travel just down the road to Collegeville for a midweek tilt with the Bears of Ursinus on Wednesday. Gametime is set for 4:30 PM on the Ursinus campus.