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Lions defeated by Keuka in NEAC opener 11-6

Lions defeated by Keuka in NEAC opener 11-6

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team suffered an 11-6 loss to Keuka College in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

Kyla Rogers scored her first three goals of the season to lead the Bryn Athyn (2-1, 0-1 NEAC) offense. Brenna Sweeney, Sabrina Colbridge, and Tina Tu all added a goal for the Lions.

In addition to their goal, Colbridge had four caused turnovers and two ground balls and Sweeney recorded three ground balls, two draw controls, and one caused turnover.

Keuka (4-0, 1-0 NEAC) took control of the match, which was tied at four after 30 minutes of play, with three straight goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half to open up a 7-4 lead. Kendall Neuberger scored the Wolves' first two second-half goals, while Brenna Voigt tacked on the third goal.

Rogers completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal at the 19:48 mark to draw the Lions within 7-5.

After the two teams traded goals to make the score 8-6 with 12:59 left, Keuka's Vanessa Tsarevich scored three of her game-high five goals in the final 4:09 to close out the contest.

Rogers got the Lions off to a fast start, netted the match's opening goal just 1:18 into the contest. Keuka responded with back-to-back goals to claim its first lead of the afternoon at the 24:03 mark.

Rogers leveled the score at two at 17:49 with an unassisted goal and Colbridge put Bryn Athyn back in front, with an assist from Sarah Smith, just 1:43 later. After Tu gave the Lions a 4-3 lead, Tsarevich tied the score at four with 11:37 left in the half.

Neuberger finished up with two goals, two assists, three ground balls, and three draw controls. Brenna Voigt contributed two goals, while Madison Bell and MaKayla Mesec scored once.

Ally Thayer stopped 12 shots for Keuka to earn the win. Anja Weisser had eight saves and four ground balls in a losing effort. The Wolves outshot the Lions 22-21.

Bryn Athyn gets right back to work with a NEAC contest against Wells College on Sunday, March 25 on 3 p.m.