HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Payton Gormley tallied a program-record 11 points (eight goals, three assists) to lead the Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team to a program-best 24 goals in a 24-1 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) road win against Centenary (N.J.) Saturday afternoon on Reeves Field.
In addition to her offensive production, Gormley chipped in defensively with a career-best four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Gormley broke the previous record of 10 points in a single game that was shared by Bri Lennox and Jess Philipp.
Lennox racked up five goals, five draw controls, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers. She became the first Lion to score 100 career goals when she scored her third goal of the game with 3:08 left in the first half.
Tina Tu filled up the stat sheet with four goals, one assist, four ground balls, three caused turnovers, and a draw control. Rose Glass (three goals, one assist) and Chantal Farmer (two goals, two assists) both had a four-point afternoon. Farmer also added eight draw controls. Jissed Rosero Alegria and Brittany Gunther each scored once.
As a team, Bryn Athyn (8-3, 7-2 CSAC) eclipsed the old mark for goals in a match—21 which occurred twice, most recently against Cedar Crest just seven days ago—and set the record for the largest margin of victory. The previous largest win was 20 when the Lions defeated the Falcons last week 21-1.
The Lions made sure the result wouldn't be in doubt during the opening two-thirds of the first half as they would score 11 straight goals, led by three from Tu and two each from Lennox, Gormley, and Farmer. After Nicole Soriero put Centenary (0-11, 0-9 CSAC) on the board at the 6:16 mark, Gormley and Lennox both scored twice in the final 4:56 to make the lead 15-1 at the break.
In the second half, Bryn Athyn outshot Centenary 14-0 and put nine more goals on the board. Gormley led the second-half scoring with four goals, while Glass added two of her own.
Cyclone goalie Renee Hack made nine saves. Bryn Athyn's Sarah Smith did not make in save in the win.
Bryn Athyn closes out the regular season at CSAC leader Keystone on Wednesday, April 24 at 3 p.m. A victory by the Lions would ensure that Bryn Athyn would be the second seed for the CSAC Tournament.