ROSEMONT, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr lacrosse team got back to their winning ways in a rainy Monday evening tilt at Rosemont. The Owls blitzed the Ravens from start to finish, with the offense exploding for 19 goals in an overwhelming Bryn Mawr win. Isabel Shin tallied five goals to lead the Owls' attack on the night, while Sierra Hamilton added another three and three more Owls scored two goals apiece. Jessica Calloway and Claire Hampton split time in the cage for Bryn Mawr, with the goalkeepers combining for six saves in the win.
Maeve Donnelly helped the Owls open the floodgates with a goal just 1:31 into the game, as the sophomore earned a free position attempt and promptly put the ball in the back of the cage. Bryn Mawr won the ensuing draw, and just a couple minutes later Rebecca Long scored to double the visitors' advantage. Shin was next to strike for the Owls, as she netted her first goal of the night just 5:43 into the contest to make it a 3-0 Bryn Mawr lead.
The sophomore duo of Donnelly and Kylie Woo paired up for Bryn Mawr's next tally, with Donnelly finding Woo with a great pass for her first goal of the night. After a free position goal for first-year Nina Houri, Woo got on the scoresheet again with a free position goal of her own to make it 6-0 Owls. The free position tallies kept coming, as Shin earned one of her own a few minutes later and buried the ball in the back of the cage. That gave Bryn Mawr a 7-0 lead midway through the first half, and the goals just kept coming. Sierra Hamilton tallied the next one for the Owls with 14:35 to play in the half. Then, Shin scored back-to-back goals on assists from Long and Woo to make it a 10-0 game.
Rosemont took a timeout to try and slow the Bryn Mawr attack, but the goals just kept coming. The Owls took advantage of yet another draw control - Bryn Mawr would win 19 of 20 draws on the night - and ran their offense to perfection, ultimately leading to Sidney Bachrach's first goal of the night. A couple minutes later, Shin scored again, her fifth goal of the night. In the final five minutes of the half, Houri would strike once more on an assist from Donnelly, and then Jenna Van Holten scored her first goal of the season with just 25 seconds to go in the half, giving Bryn Mawr a 15-0 lead at the halftime break.
Sierra Hamilton scored 90 seconds into the second half to help build Bryn Mawr's lead, and then the Owls settled in and put some good stretches of possession and clean play together. Bryn Mawr ran clock for a good portion of the second half, taking advantage of scoring opportunities when presented to them. Elicie Edmond got on the scoresheet ten minutes into the half after a couple of very strong saves from Calloway. Rosemont's Emily Johnston got the hosts on the board finally with seven minutes left to play. However, Bachrach and Colleen McGrath each scored one more time before the final horn sounded, allowing the Owls to cruise away with the 19-1 victory.
After the offensive outburst, Shin continues to lead the Owls with 14 goals so far this season. Hamilton and Woo are close behind, each with 12 goals this year. Bryn Mawr will need that trio and the rest of the offense to keep the scoring going as the season continues, starting with their next contest on Wednesday. The Owls will return to Applebee Field on Wednesday afternoon with another non-conference contest on the slate. This time, Bryn Mawr welcomes Gwynedd Mercy to campus, with gametime slated for 4:00 PM.