BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team hosted Franklin & Marshall earlier Saturday afternoon in another showdown on Applebee Field against one of the top teams in the country. The Owls showed tremendous fight and energy the whole way through the contest, giving the Diplomats a good challenge for the whole 60 minutes. However, F&M showcased the impressive depth and talent that has earned them the #7 national ranking to this point in the season and helped them knock off defending national champion and #1 ranked Gettysburg earlier this week. The Diplomats ran their offense like a well-oiled machine en route to 16 goals in the game, while they also held the Owls to just eight shots on goal the whole way through. Goalkeeper Jessica Calloway made some terrific saves in the cage for the Owls, totalling 12 stops on the afternoon, while Diplomats netminder Emily Kitchin made eight saves en route to the shutout win.
The Dips got on the board early thanks to a goal from Marissa McGarrey on a nice assist from Jane Cote. In fact, Cote would be one of the major leaders in the game for the Diplomats, as the sophomore attacker racked up nine assists on the afternoon. Ally Marino also had a strong afternoon for the visitors, leading the way with four goals on six shots.
Bryn Mawr had a couple of good looks on the cage themselves at times, starting with a nice shot from Kylie Woo seven minutes into the game. Her effort was well placed, but Kitchin did a great job to get her stick on the ball and make the save. Later, Isabel Shin got the first of Bryn Mawr's five free position shots in the game after a foul in the eight-meter area. However, Kitchin made the save on that effort, and the remaining four over the rest of the game as well. Ultimately, the Diplomats walked away with a 16-0 win on the day.
Despite the tough scoreline, Bryn Mawr brought a fantastic energy to the game, and they'll look to carry that over to their next contest next week. The Owls will travel over to New Jersey for a non-conference showdown with Rutgers-Camden on Thursday. Gametime in the Garden State is slated for 7:00 PM on Thursday night.