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Bryn Mawr Clips Scarlet Raptors to Continue Season-Opening Win Streak

Nina Houri plays against Rutgers-Camden March 2020

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse added another win to their haul with a fantastic performance against Rutgers-Camden earlier Tuesday afternoon. The Owls saw an early lead erased by the Scarlet Raptors, but by the midpoint of the first half, Bryn Mawr was already back on their way to a dominating 19-7 victory. Kylie Woo scored five goals and added two assists for a seven-point day, while Sloan Johnson added four more for the Owls. Seven other players scored for Bryn Mawr, while Rutgers-Camden got a five-goal performance of their own from Claire Gailliout.

Sloan Johnson got things going for Bryn Mawr with a goal just 45 seconds into the contest, scoring unassisted to put the Owls on the board. The hosts doubled their lead less than a minute later, as Isabel Shin sliced through three different defenders en route to a spectacular individual goal of her own. However, Rutgers-Camden showed some impressive mettle, as the Scarlet Raptors scored five of the next six goals to turn their early deficit into a 5-3 lead. Gailliout registered a hat-trick in that seven-minute span alone for the visitors, and Bryn Mawr was forced into an early timeout to try and settle things back down.

Sierra Hamilton was the first one to get Bryn Mawr back on the board and spark the turnaround, scoring a goal on a nice cut through the visitors' defense. Johnson completed her hat-trick just a minute later to tie the game back up, and then Bryn Mawr took back the advantage for good on an eight meter shot by Woo. After Maya DiFrischia scored another goal for the Owls, Woo tacked on two more of her own to complete her own hat trick and give Bryn Mawr a 9-5 lead. That advantage would balloon even further before the half ended, as Rebecca Long, Shin, Maeve Donnelly, and Johnson each scored again in the final 12 minutes of the half to give Bryn Mawr an eight-goal lead.

Even the halftime break didn't slow the Owls' offense down. Donnelly got Bryn Mawr right back on the board to open the second half on a nice assist from Sierra Hamilton. Then, Woo scored back-to-back goals for the second time in the game ten minutes later. A fantastic pass from Nina Houri found Isabel Shin alone in front of the cage for Bryn Mawr's 14th straight goal, completing a dominating run from the Owls over the middle portion of the contest. Rutgers-Camden finally snapped their scoreless streak with ten minutes to play, as Gailliout would add two more goals in the second half for the Scarlet Raptors. However, Paige Britton and Meghan O'Shea answered with two goals of their own to maintain the margin and ultimately seal the 19-7 win for Bryn Mawr.

Not only was Bryn Mawr's offense firing on all cylinders today, but the defense played some incredible lacrosse as well. The Owls' back line caused nine turnovers, and the hosts' defense and midfield held Rutgers-Camden to just 12-for-19 on clear attempts on the day. Jessica Calloway picked up her fifth win of the season in the cage for the Owls, making three saves on the afternoon, and Elizabeth Tompkins added another two off the bench for Bryn Mawr as well. Bryn Mawr also earned 20 draw controls on the day, which is tied for fifth-most in a single game in recorded program history. The Owls' 28 points and 19 goals are also tied for fifth-most in a single game in program history.

With the win, the Owls move to 5-0 on the year, tying their best start to a season since the 2004 campaign and tying the longest winning streak in program history. Bryn Mawr will get a chance to go for six in a row when they hit the road on Thursday for a game at Cedar Crest. Gametime on the 12th is set for 5:00 PM in Allentown.