March 24, 2012
Eleven Score for Women's Lax in 24-8 Romp Over Bryn Mawr
BRYN MAWR, Pa. - In one of the best offensive performances in program history, the Swarthmore College women's lacrosse team (5-2, 1-1 CC) used 11 different goal scorers to handily defeat Bryn Mawr (2-4, 0-3 CC) by a score of 24-8 on a cloudy Saturday afternoon on the Main Line.
The offense was lead by junior Annalise Penikis, who scored three goals and added five assists. Other top performers included senior Marie Mutryn who had four goals and two assists and Corinne Sommi who added three goals and two assists. Other goal scorers included sophomore Emma Sipperly (3), freshman Sara Lentricchia (2), freshman Julia Denney (2), senior Annelise Mowry (2), sophomore Lucy Whitacre (2), junior Beth Martin (1), freshman Elizabeth Bachman (1), and junior Nicole Vanchieri (1).
Bryn Mawr's offense was led by senior Natalie Chrismer and sophomore Kathleen Magner who both had three-goal performances.
The Garnet women began the game with a bang. In the first 10 minutes of play, Swat tallied eight goals to put the team ahead 8-1. Mutryn started things off in the 2nd minute with a goal thanks to an assist from Penikis. Less than thirty seconds later, Penikis scored unassisted to make the game 2-0.
Magner managed to sneak one in for the Owls before the Garnet went on a six-goal run.
Mutryn scored two unassisted goals and Sommi scored one. Mowry tallied another thanks to an assist from Mutryn, and Vanchieri added her lone goal off an assist from Sommi. Penikis capped the run off with an unassisted goal in the 9th minute.
The Owls' Chrismer scored her first of the game in the 11th minute only to be followed by a three goal run from the Garnet. Penikis would assist all three goals, which were scored by Sommi (12th minute), Lentricchia (13th minute), and Mutryn (13th minute).
The pair of Magner and Chrismer struck in the 16th minute, combing for a goal and assist, respectively to make the game 11-3 in favor of the Garnet.
Sipperly fought back with a goal thanks to an assist from Penikis in the 18th minute. But Chrismer would go on to score again in the 19th minute to make the game 12-4.
Swarthmore then went on a three goal run late in the half that was led by Sommi. She started things off with an unassisted goal in the 21st minute and then provided Denney with an assist in the 25th minute, bringing the score to 14-4. Penikis finished off the run with an unassisted goal in the 27th minute of the half.
Chrismer added her third goal in the 29th minute, but twenty seconds later Lentricchia would have the last word when she scored off of a free position shot to end the half at 16-5.
The second half would be less frantic for both teams, seeing less shots and goals scored. But the Garnet's offense, led by the underclassmen in this half, would continue to produce.
Thanks to a quick draw control from senior defender Maddie Williams, the Garnet started things off early with a goal from Denney in the first minute. Whitacre followed up with a goal in the fourth minute off a Mutryn assist and Mowry scored in the sixth minute off of an assist from Lentricchia, putting the Garnet ahead by fourteen (19-5).
The Owls quickly strung together two goals to put a small dent in the Garnet's lead, but they were able to follow with three goals. Bachman scored off of a Martin assist in the 10th minute, Martin scored unassisted in the 13th minute, and Whitacre did the same in the 18th minute.
Magner added a goal in the 21st minute, but it would be too little too late. Sipperly capped things off for the Garnet with a free position goal in the 23rd minute and with a goal in the final thirty seconds thanks to a Bachman assist.
The Garnet defense was led by Williams, who had three ground balls, seven draw controls, and one caused turnover.
Garnet goalies sophomore Michelle Ammerman and senior Hillary Santana split time for the win. They finished with six and four saves, respectively. Bryn Mawr goalie senior Kate Flaming finished the game with six saves.
Swarthmore looks to keep its record-breaking offense going when it faces Centennial Conference opponent McDaniel on Tuesday, March 27th. Action is slated for 5:30 p.m. at Clothier Field.