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Trio of Lions have career days as Lions down Cedar Crest on Senior Day, 21-1

Trio of Lions have career days as Lions down Cedar Crest on Senior Day, 21-1

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Jess Philipp, Tina Tu, and Payton Gormley all turned in their best career offensive performances as the Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team moved closer to a Colonial States Athletic Conference Tournament (CSAC) thanks to a 21-1 Senior Day win over Cedar Crest Saturday on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

Philipp, who had a career-high 10 points with two goals and a career-best eight assists, was one of five Bryn Athyn (6-3, 5-2 CSAC) senior recognized by head coach Denise Roessler and the women's lacrosse team along with Gracelyn Bullard, Sarah Smith, Chantal Farmer, and Rose Glass.

Tu and Gormley also had a big part in helping the Lions match their highest goal total in program history with eight points each. Tu racked up a career-high seven goals and one assist, while Gormley found the back of the net six times and dished out two assists. Tu also had five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

 The last time Bryn Athyn scored a program-record 21 times was on March 25, 2014 in a 21-5 triumph over Lancaster Bible.

Glass added three goals and five ground balls. Farmer scored twice, won 15 draw controls, caused five turnovers, and picked up four ground balls. Gunther added a goal, four ground balls, and two draw controls.

Bryn Athyn, thanks to a 27-1 shot advantage and a 19-9 edge in ground balls, stormed out to a 12-0 lead at halftime. Tu was responsible for five goals, while Gormley added three, and Farmer, Gunther, Glass, and Philipp scored once. Philipp assisted on five of the 12 goals.

In the second half, Glass scored twice and Farmer and Philipp added a goal in the opening 11:43 to increase the gap to 16-0.

The Falcons' (2-8, 2-5 CSAC) broke up the shutout when Elizabeth Fennimore scored an unassisted goal at the 15:20 mark. Gormley responded with three straight goals to put the margin up to 19-1. Tu closed out the scored with consecutive goals in the final 4:48.

Smith stopped one shot to earn her sixth win of the season. Cedar Crest's Allison Churchill played well in defeat with 16 saves.

The Lions outshot the Falcons 44-3 and owned a 28-10 advantage in ground balls.

Bryn Athyn can secure its CSAC Tournament spot with a win in its next game on Tuesday, April 16 against Rosemont at 5 p.m. on General Nelson Field.