ALLENTOWN, Pa. – On a historic day from an intercollegiate and international athletics perspective, the Bryn Mawr lacrosse team made a little history of their own on Thursday. The Owls traveled to Cedar Crest and dismantled the Falcons from start to finish, earning a program-record sixth consecutive win. Eleven different players scored for the Owls in the 20-1 win, led by first-year Sloan Johnson's four-goal performance. With the win, Bryn Mawr moves to 6-0 on the year, also their best-ever start to a season in program history. The Owls also racked up 13 assists in today's contest, a new single-game record for the Bryn Mawr lacrosse program.
Jenna Van Holten got Bryn Mawr on the board exactly one minute into the action, as the junior scored an unassisted goal to give the Owls a 1-0 advantage. Johnson got her first goal of the game a little over a minute later, taking a nice assist from Isabel Shin and putting the ball into the back of the cage to double the Bryn Mawr advantage. Van Holten, Shin, and Johnson scored the next three goals for Bryn Mawr, and then Shin completed her hat trick with a pair of goals less than a minute apart to make it a 7-0 lead. Rebecca Long got on the board next thanks to a nice assist from Meghan O'Shea, who also got the helper on Maya DiFrischia's goal next. DiFrischia and Long went back-to-back once more to give Bryn Mawr an 11 goal lead, all with just over 15 minutes gone in the game. Cedar Crest was finally able to find a response with less than ten minutes to go in the first half, but Nina Houri provided the answer just before halftime to give the Owls a 12-1 lead going into the break.
The Owls continued to extend their lead right out of halftime, as Johnson completed her hat trick just a minute-and-a-half into the second period. O'Shea followed up with her first goal of the day, giving her a goal in every single game so far this season for the Owls. Her classmate Johnson got back on the board next, bagging her fourth goal midway through the second half. Kylie Woo and Maeve Donnelly got the junior class on the board once again with back-to-back goals. Then, Sierra Hamilton sandwiched a pair of goals around a strike from Elicie Edmond in the final ten minutes of play, wrapping up the 20-1 win on the afternoon.
Once again, with the win the Owls move to 6-0 on the year. Bryn Mawr has outscored opponents 108-28 so far this year, and five different players (Johnson, Woo, Long, O'Shea, and Shin) have already registered double-digit goal totals this season. Going into today, Bryn Mawr was already tied for the fifth-most wins in the country, and the Owls were one of just 36 remaining undefeated teams in Division III. Bryn Mawr's 33 points in today's game also tied a single-game program record.
With the suspensions and postponements surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Owls' next game is not scheduled to take place until April 11th at Washington College. However, the remaining spring schedule is obviously a fluid situation, so be sure to stay tuned into GoBrynMawr.com for any further updates on the Owls or their schedule.