CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team scored seven of the final eight first-half goals to pull away and pick up their program-record eighth victory of the year, 17-9 over Cazenovia College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) match Friday afternoon on Christakos Field.
With the victory, Bryn Athyn—a winner in five of its last six outings—improves to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the NEAC. The Lions have secured at least the number four seed and a first-round home game for the upcoming conference tournament. Bryn Athyn can potentially climb as high as the two seed depending on Saturday's results.
The Lions close out the regular season at Morrisville State on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m.
After Cazenovia (3-11, 2-6 NEAC) ran off four straight goals to erase Bryn Athyn's early 4-0 advantage, Kyla Rogers—who returned to the lineup after a five-match absence—got the Lions back on track with the first of her five goals at the 14:07 mark. Laura Clymer tacked on a pair of goals, both assisted by Sabrina Colbridge, just 37 seconds apart to push the margin to 7-4 with 11:19 left in the half.
Chantal Farmer recorded the second of her two goals at 7:59 and Rogers capped off the 7-0 surge with two more goals to give the Lions a 10-4 lead. Cazenovia's Breana Howe broke the string of Bryn Athyn goals with 2:41 left in the half. Bri Lennox—who led Bryn Athyn with six goals and a program-record 14 draw controls—allowed the Lions to regain the six-goal advantage just 18 seconds later.
Brenna Sweeney, Lennox, and Rogers each scored a goal in the opening 13 minutes of the second half to give the Lions a match-high nine-goal lead (14-5). The Wildcats and Lions alternated goals over the duration of the contest.
Lennox had three second-half goals, while Rogers had two.
Tina Tu added a first-half goal and assisted on Rogers' second-half tally.
Bryn Athyn's defense held Cazenovia to just 17 shots and forced 25 Wildcat turnovers.
Anja Weisser stopped four shots to record the win in the Lion net. Cazenovia's Amanda Drazek made 13 saves.