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Lions down Sweet Briar 14-1 to pick up first win of 2019

Lions down Sweet Briar 14-1 to pick up first win of 2019

BRYN ATHYN, Pa.  – It was a complete team effort for the Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team as the Lions got into the win column for the first time in 2019, cruising to a 14-1 non-conference victory over Sweet Briar College Sunday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

The Lions (1-1) had six players put their name in the goal column, led by a season-high six goals from Bri Lennox. Lennox also tallied two assists to finish the day with a match-high eight points. Payton Gormley picked up a career-best four points as she recorded her first collegiate hat-trick and added an assist.

Rose Glass scored twice, while Jess Phillipp, Tina Tu, and Chantal Farmer all added a goal.

In addition to her goal, Farmer filled up the stat sheet with four draw controls, three ground balls, and three caused turnovers. Sarah Reed and Tu both racked up five ground balls and two caused turnovers. Gormley added three ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls.

The Lion defense played extremely well in front of goalie Sarah Smith as Smith needed to only make one save to pick up her first collegiate victory.

Bryn Athyn dominated the first half and would lead 10-0 after 30 minutes of play. The Lions outshot the Vixens (1-8) 19-2, won eight of the 11 draw controls, and forced 18 turnovers.

Glass, Lennox, Gormley, and Tu all scored in the game's opening 10 minutes. After a Lennox free-position goal at 16:56 made the score 5-0, the Lions offense exploded for five more goals in the final 9:24 to extend the gap to double figures.

Farmer scored just 1:30 into the second half to put the Lions' 11th goal on the board. Victoria Lawson got Sweet Briar on the board with an unassisted goal at the 26:05 mark. Lennox scored two more times and Gormley completed her hat-trick in the final 19:14.

Sammy Holton made five saves in the crease for Sweet Briar.

The Lions ended the game outshooting the Vixens 27-4 and owning a 27-19 advantage in ground balls.

Bryn Athyn goes on the road for the first time this season to make its Colonial States Athletic Conference debut against Cedar Crest on Saturday, March 23 at noon.