Their campuses situated virtually on opposite corners of the intersection of Northern Parkway and Roland Avenue, neighborhood rivalries do not get any closer than the one between Bryn Mawr School and Roland Park Country School and few sports spike the intensity more than field hockey, as both schools boast strong traditions in the sport.
On Monday, the rivalry was renewed on Bryn Mawr’s side of the street and despite a gallant effort by the visiting Reds, the Mawrtians rallied for a 2-1 win, in overtime, to complete a season sweep of the series between the two teams.
Roland Park took a 1-0 lead with 5:50 to play in the opening half on blast from Caroline Seats, which was tipped into the goal by Lindsay Kraus. The Reds, looking to reverse an earlier 1-0 loss to Bryn Mawr, held the lead until late in the contest, but Bryn Mawr freshman Molly Danko key a rally by the first-place Mawrtians.
Danko, with an assist from sophomore Hannah Park tied the game with 4:55 to play in regulation. Then, with only 10 seconds left in overtime, Danko scored the game winner for Bryn Mawr. This time she was assisted by fellow freshman Caroline Joy.
Both teams will now look forward to next week’s IAAM A Conference playoffs. Bryn Mawr captured the top seed in the Gold Division with a 9-2 record and it was 11-4 overall. Despite Monday’s setback, RPCS finished second in the division with a 5-6 league mark and 7-7 overall record.