ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team was back in action on Saturday afternoon, as the Owls kicked off their Centennial Conference slate with a road trip to Muhlenberg. It was a strong performance from the Owls in their first league action, as Maeve Donnelly led the way with two goals in the contest. Kylie Woo and Sierra Hamilton also tallied goals for the Owls, while Jessica Calloway made ten saves in the cage for Bryn Mawr. Muhlenberg was led by three goals from Amanda Tullo, with Jordan Segrave making four saves to get the win for the Mules.
Muhlenberg scored the opener 1:03 into the game to take a quick lead, but Bryn Mawr answered right back via Donnelly's first goal of the game. Sierra Hamilton won the draw after the Mules goal, and that allowed Bryn Mawr to work the ball right down the field and into the offensive zone. The Owls ran a great offensive set, ultimately working the ball onto the stick of Donnelly, and the powerful sophomore attacker knew exactly what to do with it. She was able to let loose with a perfectly-placed shot, firing it past Segrave and into the back of the cage to tie things back up at 1-1.
Unfortunately for the Owls, Muhlenberg was able to control possession the rest of the way through the first half, with the Mules ultimately building a 12-1 lead by the halftime break. However, Bryn Mawr continued to battle throughout the second half, and the Owls ultimately found more success on the offensive end in the frame. After winning another draw, Hamilton helped the Owls work the ball into the offensive end, where Elicie Edmond ultimately ripped a shot on goal. Segrave made the save on that effort, but Kylie Woo was able to grab the loose ball and put it in the back of the cage to give Bryn Mawr their second goal of the game.
Donnelly grabbed her second goal of the game next, thanks to an assist from Rebecca Long. After a strong save from Callaway on the defensive end, Bryn Mawr was able to make the clear, with Long ultimately corralling the ball. She fired a pass to Donnelly, who ripped another goal past Segrave, her sixth of the season. A few minutes later, it was Hamilton's turn to get on the scoreboard. The first-year drew a foul inside the eight-meter area, and then she converted on the ensuing free position shot to give the Owls their fourth goal of the game. However, Muhlenberg had done a good job of cycling through their bench and continuing to spread the offense around, ultimately scoring eight more times in the second half to claim the 20-4 victory.
The Owls will be back in action on Monday night, as they take on non-conference foe Rosemont. That game is slated for a 7:00 PM start on Rosemont's campus.