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Strong Second Half Not Enough for Owls to Overcome Ursinus

Isabel Shin plays in the 2019 season

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team faced off with Ursinus College earlier Wednesday afternoon on Applebee Field. It was tough sledding early on for the Owls, but Bryn Mawr turned things around with a very strong second-half performance. Isabel Shin led the Owls with three goals on the afternoon. However, Ursinus got goals from 12 different players on the day, led by three goals and three assists from Emily DiGiorgio. That output helped the visitors claim an 18-5 victory at the end of the contest.

Ursinus jumped out to a quick lead thanks to goals from five different players in the opening five minutes. However, the Owls struck back, starting with Rebecca Long winning a hard-fought draw control. She gained possession and helped Bryn Mawr set up shop in the offensive zone, leading to several chances for the Owls. Kendall Derber saw a shot sail just wide, and then Maeve Donnelly had a shot go wide as well. However, the Owls finally got on the board thanks to Shin's first tally of the game. The first-year earned a free position attempt after a hard foul in the eight meter area, and she subsequently went on to fire home Bryn Mawr's first goal of the game on that attempt. However, that would be the lone goal of the half for the Owls, as Ursinus scored eight more times in the period to take a 13-1 lead at the half.

The second half was a much better performance from the Owls, as Maeve Donnelly got things started for Bryn Mawr with a goal seven minutes into the frame on an assist from Long. Ursinus scored the next two goals of the period, but Bryn Mawr answered right back with two of their own. Sidney Bachrach netted the first of those on a breakout by the Owls, with Rebecca Long taking a clear from Kylie Woo, racing into the offensive zone, and finding Bachrach right next to the cage for an easy strike. Shin added her second goal of the game six minutes later, making a great individual run to get Bryn Mawr back within 11. Later, after a three-goal outburst from the Bears, Shin completed her hat trick, scoring on another free position shot with two minutes to play to close out the scoring.

The Owls will get just one day of prep and rest between games, as they will be right back in action on Friday night. Bryn Mawr will travel to central PA to face off against the defending national champions, as the Owls will face off against Gettysburg under the lights on Friday. Gametime on Friday is slated for 7:00 PM.