BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/11/12
Host McDonogh School jumped to a 12-2 first-half lead and coasted to a 16-8 victory over Bryn Mawr today in an IAAM battle of the top ranked girls’ lacrosse teams in the nation.
The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in the nation every national poll and No. 1 by BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the IAAM. Bryn Mawr, No. 2 in the MaxPreps.com rankings and No. 3 in ESPNHS rankings, fell to 7-1 and 4-1 in the IAAM.
Taylor Cummings and Mallory Schonk each scored three goals for McDonogh and eight others scored. Casey Black, samantha Burgess, Grace Muller and Meghan Whittle each had two goals. Kate Snouffer had four goals for Bryn Mawr.
“I think that first half was the best half of lacrosse we have played since Vero Beach,” said McDonogh coach Chris Robinson. “There was a good atmosphere; a lot of people were at the game up on the hill and the kids were psyched to play a top-ranked team.”
Bryn Mawr was without two key defenders in Kate Walker and Caroline Joy.
McDonogh’s defense also excelled in front of goalie Alison Silber.
“I think we’ve gotten a lot better at playing patient defense and not fouling,” said Robinson. “We are doing a better job of playing stand-up defense and working the double teams and being patient.”