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Women's lacrosse has winning streak snapped with road loss at Notre Dame

Women's lacrosse has winning streak snapped with road loss at Notre Dame

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team had its winning streak snapped at three after an 18-12 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) loss to host Notre Dame (Md.) Wednesday afternoon on Alumnae Field.

Bryn Athyn (5-3, 4-2 CSAC) got off to a sluggish start as Notre Dame (5-4, 3-2 CSAC), led by three of Megan Morales' 10 goals, scored the opening five goals of the contest. Jess Philipp put the Lions on the board with the first of her three goals at the 16:19 mark when she scored from in close after receiving a pass from behind the net by Tina Tu.

After Morales and Bri Lennox traded goals to make the score 6-2, the Gators ran off four consecutive goals to increase the gap to eight. Each team scored twice in the final 2:13 to send the teams to the half with Notre Dame leading 12-4. Tu and Gormley tallied the Bryn Athyn goals.

Bryn Athyn had a fast start to the second half thanks to Gormley's second goal of the day just 46 seconds into the half, but Notre Dame answered right back with back-to-back goals to push the gap to 14-5.

Then, Bryn Athyn started to rally as the Lions ran off five straight goals in a six-minute span to cut their deficit to 14-10 with 19:57 left in the contest. Chantal Farmer led the surge as she scored twice and assisted on both Philipp goals. Tu added a free-position goal.

Notre Dame stopped the Bryn Athyn momentum with four of the next five goals to reestablish a seven-goal advantage (18-11) with 6:51 left. Gormley had the Bryn Athyn goal in the sequence.

Lennox closed out the scoring with her second goal of the game, team-leading 34th of the season, with 6:14 to play.

Sarah Reed had four caused turnovers and three ground balls, while Brittany Gunther and Shauna Breen each had three caused turnovers. Goalie Sarah Smith stopped four shots.

Julie Hagis recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) for Notre Dame, while Kirstin McGee tallied five points (two goals, three assists). Calenna Cauley came up with 18 stops.

Bryn Athyn will host Cedar Crest on Saturday, April 13 at noon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.