Bryn Athyn, Pa.- The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team defeated Lancaster Bible 21-5 in Tuesday afternoon action.
Haley Schmucker tallied a career high eight goals, two assists, and three caused turnovers, while picking up five ground balls. Emma Gross added five goals, six caused turnovers, and five ground balls, while Erika Hyatt notched four goals and three ground balls. Sierra Asplundh recorded three goals and five ground balls, and Michelle Bedford tallied one goal.
The Lions took an early 2-0 lead with back to back goals from Asplundh and Gross. Lancaster Bible answered with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2 at the 21:16 mark. The Lions put on the offensive pressure, and scored six unanswered goals to take a 8-2 lead with 14:25 left in the half. At the 9:30 mark the Crusaders scored to make the score 8-3 going into the break.
Bryn Athyn came out strong in the second half, going on a 8-1 run in the first 19 minutes of the half. With the score at 17-4, the Crusaders scored at the 9:44 mark to chip away at the Lions' lead. Bryn Athyn scored four more goals to close out the game 21-5.
Head Coach Spring Silverman expressed, "It was exciting to face our first conference team and come out with a well deserved win. Despite the snow, the team stayed strong and positive. The second half was when we found our flow and team cohesion."
Schmucker stated, "The team worked really hard this week to incorporate what we learned in practice into our game and it payed off. We are constantly improving our skills and focusing on becoming better lacrosse players. I'm glad to be apart of this team!"
The Lions return to action Thursday evening on the road at Wesley. The game is set for 7:00pm.