Women's lacrosse ends season with NEAC Tournament semifinal loss to Morrisville State

Women's lacrosse ends season with NEAC Tournament semifinal loss to Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team had its 2018 season come to a close after a 20-6 loss to host Morrisville State in the semifinal round of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tournament Saturday afternoon on Drake Field.

The Lions wrap up the year with a 9-4 overall record—the nine wins are a school record—and made the NEAC Tournament for the first time in program history.

Morrisville State is now 11-7 overall and faces either Keuka or Medaille in the conference final for a trip to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

Sabrina Colbridge led the Bryn Athyn offense with three goals and one assist. Laura Clymer contributed a pair of goals, while Bri Lennox scored once.

Colbridge pulled the Lions within 2-1 at the 27:20 mark of the opening half with an unassisted goal. Then, the Mustangs rattled off 12 straight goals to increase their advantage to 14-1. Lennox broke the string of Mustang goals when she scored on a free-position shot with 5:18 left before halftime.

After Morrisville State opened the second half with three consecutive goals, Colbridge netted another unassisted goal with 20:11 left to make the score 17-3. Bryn Athyn got as close as 12 with three goals in a row. Clymer bookended the run with goals and Colbridge had the goal in the middle. Colbridge also assisted on Clymer's second goal of the match.

Gianna Branca was Morrisville State's offensive leader with five goals, three assists, four ground balls, and three draw controls. Branca pitched in on defense with a team-high three caused turnovers. Celia Abbott racked up three goals, three assists, and three draw controls. Chelsea McNeal, Courtney Cavellier, and Melissa Lucciola added three goals each.

Anja Weisser recorded eight saves in the Lion net. Marissa Woodard had five stops for Morrisville State.

The Lions were outshot 31-12.