BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/22/12
Kassandra Bowling, Kate Snouffer, Nancy Dunbar and Erica Matz led a second-half rally as Bryn Mawr toppled Garden City, 8-3, today in the second day of the Maryland-New York Challenge at St. Paul’s School.
The victory capped a brilliant weekend for the Mawrtians (12-1), who also knocked off Long Island’s other Top 5 power, St. Anthony’s, 15-7, on Saturday. Garden City had entered the tourney as the No. 2 team in every national poll.
Bryn Mawr, which has only lost to No. 1 McDonogh, its IAAM rival, was trailing, 3-2, at halftime in rather poor conditions caused by rain and wind. But Bowling (three goals), Snouffer (two goals), Dunbar (one goals, two assists), Matz (one goal, two assists) and Caroline Turco (one goal) led the charge.
“We were not taking good care of the ball and we turned it over quite a bit early in the game,” said Bryn Mawr coach Wendy Kridel. “we were not making good decisions with the ball. But we turned it around in the second half.
“I’m pretty psyched about how we played. To see the kids perform under that pressure; I think the kids recognize we really can play with the top competition. I am very proud of how the girls played overall. It was a great event. In the bigger picture it’s an opportunity to get better as a team – that’s how we look at it.”
McDonogh 14, Hauppauge 1
The eagles improved to 11-0 and finished a sweep of the Long Island schools. They had defeated Garden City, 20-9, on Saturday to solidify their spot as the No. 1 team in the nation.
St. Anthony’s 13, John Carroll 3
Annie Heagerty had three goals and one assists and Darcy Messina scored three goals to lead the Friars (7-1)
Tori Holland made 13 saves for St. Anthony’s, which rebounded from a 15-7 loss to Bryn Mawr on Saturday.
Erica Bodt scored twice for John Carroll (5-7).