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Bryn Mawr Battles Swarthmore in Tri-Co Showdown

Maeve Donnelly takes on Rosemont in the spring of 2019

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team was back on the road earlier Wednesday night, as the Owls traveled down to Swarthmore to take on their Tri-Co rivals. Swarthmore has been off to a fantastic start in 2019, while Bryn Mawr brought their high-powered offense and strong defense to town looking to make some noise in the Centennial Conference. Maeve Donnelly and Isabel Shin each scored for the Owls, but ultimately the hosts showcased just how strong their team is this spring by claiming an 18-2 win at the end of the night.

The Garnet got off to a fast start in the contest, as Kacy Hafertepe scored the opening goal just 1:07 into play to give the hosts an early lead. Swarthmore would ultimately build a 13-0 advantage through the first 22 minutes of play, but then the Owls struck back.

After Swarthmore's latest goal, the Owls won the ensuing draw, thanks to a strong effort from Sierra Hamilton. The first-year won possession for her team, and ultimately earned a shot on goal for her efforts, but Swarthmore's Betty Cohen made the save. The Garnet were unable to clear their own zone however, leading to a couple more chances for the Owls. Kylie Woo was next to have a crack at the goal, but her shot went just wide of the pipe. Finally, with time winding down in the possession, Isabel Shin was able to find Maeve Donnelly streaking in on the cage, and the powerful sophomore attacker found the back of the net with a perfectly placed shot.

Shin would also be responsible for the Owls other goal in the game. Bryn Mawr's leading scorer earned a free position shot thanks to a foul in the eight-meter area by Swarthmore. Shin knew exactly what to do with the opportunity, stepping in on the cage and firing a shot past Cohen and into the netting to give the Owls their second tally of the contest. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be enough to match the Garnet's output, as nine players scored for Swarthmore en route to the 18-2 win.

Bryn Mawr will be right back in action this weekend, as the Owls return home to face off against Franklin & Marshall. Gametime against the Diplomats is slated for 12:00 PM on Applebee Field.