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Women's lacrosse knocks off Wells for first NEAC win of the year

Women's lacrosse knocks off Wells for first NEAC win of the year

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – After dropping its first game of the season on Saturday, the Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team bounced back in a big way just over 24 hours later as the Lions cruised to a 15-3 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory against visiting Wells College Sunday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.

The Lions (3-1, 1-1 NEAC) offense was led by Bri Lennox who scored a match-high six goals and added three ground balls and one draw control. Sabrina Colbridge racked up two goals, two assists, four ground balls, and a draw control. Tina Tu contributed two goals, while Laura Clymer and Sarah Smith scored twice. Brenna Sweeny recorded a goal and an assist.

Bryn Athyn's defense forced a season-high 23 turnovers, a match-high five by Gianna Ciacciarelli and four from Marin Roth. The Lions held the Express (1-1, 1-1 NEAC) to just 11-of-20 on clear attempts.

Anja Weisser pitched in with six saves, three ground balls, and a caused turnover.

Led by a pair of Lennox goals, the Lions sprinted out to a 5-0 advantage just 13:35 into the match. Tu, Smith, and Clymer added one goal each during the surge. After Renee Bartosz put the Express on the board at 15:57, Sweeney and Lennox both tacked on an unassisted goal to give the Lions a 7-1 halftime lead.

The momentum stayed with Bryn Athyn in the second half and Lennox, Smith, Tu, and Colbridge all scored in the first nine minutes of the half to widen the gap to 11-1. With the lead trimmed to 11-2 thanks to the first of two Mackenzie Maloney goals, Lennox and Clymer answered back with goals to push the lead up to 13-2.

Maloney pulled Wells back within 13-3 with 6:48 left in the contest. Colbridge and Lennox closed out the match with unassisted goals to give Bryn Athyn a match-high 12-goal advantage.

Anna Bozeat stopped eight shots in the Wells net.

The Lions outshot the Express 27-13 and owned a 35-20 ground ball advantage.

Bryn Athyn wraps up its season-long five-match homestand with a NEAC match against Penn State Abington on Friday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m.