Women's lacrosse earns NEAC Tournament spot with Senior Day win over Hilbert

Women's lacrosse earns NEAC Tournament spot with Senior Day win over Hilbert
BRYN ATHYN, Pa. -- The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team made it a Senior Day to remember as the Lions secured their first North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament berth with a dominating 18-3 victory over Hilbert College Sunday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.
 
Before the match got underway, the Lions recognized nine seniors who took part in the final regular season home match: Brenna Sweeney, Laura Clymer, Kat Morrill, Miranda Hyatt, Sabrina Colbridge, Sarafina Jackson, Marin Roth, Anja Weisser, and Teri Roberts.
 
Seven Lions (7-2, 5-2 NEAC) put their name into the goal column, led by Bri Lennox's five goals. Clymer and Tina Tu both notched hat-tricks, while Sweeney, Hyatt, and Colbridge all scored twice. Colbridge also assisted on five other goals to finish a seven-point afternoon. Jess Philipp added her first goal of the season.
 
Bryn Athyn owned a 2-1 lead when Clymer scored on a free-position shot and Hyatt recorded consecutive goals assisted by Colbridge in a three-minute span to make it 5-1 with 12:43 left in the first half and start to break the match open. After the Hawks (1-12, 0-7 NEAC) trimmed the gap to 5-2, the Lions ran off six straight goals in the final 7:20--including two each from Lennox and Tu--to extend the gap to 11-2 at the half.
 
Hilbert's Victoria Santos recorded the first goal of the second half with just 1:04 gone to cut the Bryn Athyn advantage to 11-3. Bryn Athyn controlled the rest of the match, scoring the final seven goals. Sweeney and Lennox led the run with two each, while Clymer, Philipp, and Colbridge added one.
 
Aaryonah Vaughn had both of Hilbert's first-half goals.
 
Weisser was strong in the Lion net as she made 11 saves, recorded four ground balls, and caused one turnover. Caitlyn Elecczko had 16 saves and six ground balls for Hilbert.
 
Bryn Athyn will play its final two games of the regular season away from home. The Lions' next game is Friday, April 27 at Cazenovia at 4 p.m.