COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Bryn Mawr's lacrosse team was back in action Wednesday afternoon, as the Owls made the short trip over to Ursinus to take on the Bears. Bryn Mawr fell behind early in today's contest, but did a great job continuing to battle and put up a fight. First-year attacker Maeve Donnelly kept her impressive debut season rolling, tallying her fifth hat-trick of the year in the affair. Claire Hampton also did a solid job in the cage, making five saves against a potent Ursinus attack. However, it was the Bears who ultimately came out on top, scoring the first nine goals en route to a 21-5 victory on the night.
After that nine-goal start for Ursinus in the opening 15 minutes of the first half, Bryn Mawr started their effort to chip away at the deficit, and who better to get the Owls on the board than Donnelly. The physical attacker proved too much to handle for the Bears' defense, slicing past her marker and getting a great look at the cage, and she did not miss. Just a few minutes later, it was junior captain Kendall Derber who tallied for the Owls, also an unassisted goal, and that helped keep Bryn Mawr close to their opponents. Then, with less than five minutes to play in the half, Donnelly netted her second goal of the game on a player-up opportunity to get Bryn Mawr back within nine.
In the second half, it was fellow freshman phenom Kylie Woo who got on the board for Bryn Mawr, this time with a free position goal. Then a bit later, Donnelly capped off the Owls' scoring with her third goal of the game, once again doing the hard work herself to create a chance and get a her hat-trick. Unfortunately, that would not be enough scoring to match the output of the Bears, as the hosts ultimately claimed the 21-5 win.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action this weekend with a big home game against Gettysburg. The Owls will welcome the Bullets, who are currently ranked second in the national coaches' poll, for a 1:00 PM contest on Applebee Field on Saturday.