Seniors Shine in Final Home Game as Women's Lacrosse Dominates Dickinson, 15-9
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Seniors Marie Mutryn and Annelise Mowry stole the show on senior day, combining for seven goals to lead the Swarthmore women's lacrosse team (10-4, 4-3 CC) to a dominant 15-9 victory over the Dickinson Red Devils (6-8, 3-4 CC) at Clothier Field on Saturday.
Mutryn led the Garnet with four goals, two assists and four ground balls while Mowry scored a hat trick. Junior All-America candidate Annalise Penikis added three goals and two assists while junior Beth Martin also added three goals. Sophomore Corinne Sommi closed out the scoring with a pair of goals.
The win puts the Garnet in a third-place tie with Washington College and Ursinus in the Centennial Conference standings with two games to play. The Garnet and Shorewomen will meet on Tuesday in Chestertown, with each looking to earn a spot in the upcoming Centennial Conference playoffs.
For the Red Devils, Kaity Moore led the offense with three goals and one assist.
The Garnet started the first half off with a bang, building up a sizable lead that Dickinson would not be able to top. Less than a minute and half into the contest, the Garnet struck first, with Mutryn and Penikis combing for the goal and assist, respectively.
About two minutes later, Dickinson fired back to score an early equalizer. But it would be to no avail as the Garnet would go on a four goal run. Martin started things off with an unassisted goal and Mutryn and Penikis combined again to score another to make the game 3-1 in the eighth minute.
Shortly after, Mowry scored two goals in about a minute and a half to make the score 5-1 with less than thirteen minutes remaining.
At 6:34, Red Devils player Val Hoffman took advantage of a Garnet penalty and scored off of a free position attempt to make the score 5-2.
Mutryn and Martin both answered with goals of their own to bring their lead to five (7-2) with three minutes remaining in the half.
Dickinson scored again before the end of the half, but Mutryn was able to add another with only ten seconds left of play to keep the Garnet lead at 5 (8-3) at the end of the half.
The second half would see more goals from the Red Devils (6), but the Garnet brought the same amount of offensive fire power to comfortably maintain their lead.
This time it would be the Red Devils to get things moving and they scored about five minutes in to drop the Garnet's lead to four. Mowry and Mutryn answered back with a goal, only to face another Dickinson goal.
Penikis was able to score off of a free position attempt, but was soon followed by two more goals to make the game 10-7 in favor of the Garnet.
But the nail in the coffin was a four goal run from the Garnet, which erased any hope of a comeback for Dickinson. Penikis scored two and Martin and Sommi both had one a piece, ending their streak with five minutes left to play with the score at 14-7.
Sommi went on to score another and the Red Devils would score two more to conclude the game at 15-9.
Garnet goalie sophomore Michelle Ammerman finished the game with 10 saves.
The women look to keep the momentum going and their hopes for the playoffs alive when they face Centennial Conference opponent Washington College on Tuesday, April 17th. Play is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Chestertown.