A pace was set very early on Tuesday afternoon with Molly Wolf in the Bryn Mawr goal, as the Mawrtians took a 2-0 lead beside her four saves in the first five minutes of their girls’ lacrosse game with Roland Park.
But then came the thunder, and after a one-hour postponement, it was anyone’s guess which team would come out of the locker room fresh enough to pullout a IAAM win.
If you guessed Bryn Mawy, then you guessed right. The Mawrtians cam e out of the delay to score three more goals less than two minutes into the restart of the game, taking a 5-0 lead before closing the book on the Reds, 15-9.
“We played great team defense and we were able to control the loose balls very well,” Bryn Mawr coach Wendy Kridel explained. “We controlled the draw pretty well and we were able to transition the ball under their good zone ride.
“Once we got the ball up there, we did the most we could with it most of the time, and came away with the goals.”
Of the 15 scores for the Mawrtians, four of them came by the stick of Morgan Rubin, leading other hat-trick performers Kate Snouffer and Kassandra Bowling, as each posted three goals.
But even with the 10 goals coming from just three players, the remaining five goals were split among three players: Erica Matz and Samantha McGee notching two each, and Josie George posting a single score.
Still, to Rubin’s acknowledgment, it was the defense’s play which inspired the offensive onslaught of the Reds’ goal.
“I think it was mostly our defense,” Rubin admitted after the game. “Molly had an awesome game, and when you saw our defense make plays, we wanted to make them, too, and finish what they had started down there.”
Apart from Wolf’s 17 saves in the net, the defense gelled together as a team and made numerous stick-checks and strips just in front of the Mawrtian goal, helping their keeper hold the Reds’ offense to nine goals in the 50 minutes of play.
“I know that they were taking a bunch of big shots from the outside which my defense played really well,” Wolf explained. “They were looking for a lot of quick passes from behind, a lot of quick shots, and my defense played amazing. They knew exactly how to stop them so that was a lot of help.”
Roland Park had its own sparks of offensive pressure, Tuesday, as the Reds went on a four-goal run in the first half, cutting the Mawrtian lead to 5-4 with nine minutes remaining in the first half, and attempted to stick with their foes with three goals in the second half.
Caroline Seats was the main scorer for the Reds, lacing the team’s first goal along with its eighth and ninth, while teammates Ramzy and Audrey Todd ended the day with two-goal performances.
Angel was the team’s other scorer, netting the Reds’ first goal of the second half for a 9-5 score.
With the win, Bryn Mawr will next turn its sights on Baltimore County’s Dulaney Lions, Thursday, and Kridel has a simple solution to continue the Mawrtians’ winning ways.
“We need to keep getting better everyday,” Kridel said. “It is that simple.”
Bryn Mawr 15, Roland Park 9
BM 7 8 — 15
RP 4 5 — 9