BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Haverford College women's lacrosse team (8-7, 3-5 CC) picked up a 19-5 win over Bi-Co neighbor Bryn Mawr (5-9, 0-8 CC) on Wednesday afternoon, staying right in the thick of the race for the Centennial Conference playoffs with the resounding result.
Senior Allie Gibbons had four goals and an assist to lead Haverford, while senior Rina Rosnow added three goals and an assist. Rosnow was involved in each of the final three goals of the first half, as she added a pair of unassisted strikes to record her 100th career point, and notched point number 101 shortly after, sending a pass to first-year Kate Severtson who tallied with 24 seconds left in the stanza.
Junior Julia Manetta pitched in three assists while sophomore Courtney Cubbin had yet another well-rounded performance, notching two goals, causing three turnovers, and scooping a pair of ground ball. The Fords used three goalkeepers in the victory. Sophomore Amelia Slade picked up her eighth win of the season, making four saves in her 30 minutes of action. First-year Sarah Cahn and junior Tatiana Lathion combined for the final 30 minutes between the pipes.
After Bryn Mawr got on the scoreboard first, Gibbons tallied with 27:10 to play to open up the Haverford scoring. The goal would serve as the harbinger of a 7-0 Fords run as junior Olivia DiRienz tallied to make the scoreboard show 7-1 in favor of the Fords with 15:19 left in the first half.
A yellow card gave the host Owls a man-up opportunity, with Sierra Hamilton finishing a free-position shot to cut the Haverford lead to five. Isabel Shin found a goal to trim the Fords advantage further with 11:40 to play, and Bryn Mawr trailed 9-4 with 8:30 to go in the half. Haverford then unleashed a 6-0 run to end the period, with Rosnow returning to take the reins of the offense in the final six minutes of the stanza.
Defensively, junior Emily Krupnick had a standout effort with three ground balls, and a draw control. Gaffney was the Haverford leader in draw controls, corralling four. Haverford controlled 16 draws in total, taking a 16-9 advantage in that category. The Fords were also a perfect 14-14 on clear attempts, adding 18 ground balls on the afternoon.
The Fords now return to action on Saturday against Hood Trophy rival Swarthmore. With the two teams neck-and-neck in the Centennial Conference standings, the game also has major playoff implications as the winner of the contest takes a strong step towards securing a postseason berth. The matchup is slated to begin at noon at Swan Field, and is sure to be a special occasion as the Fords will honor the senior class of Gibbons, Rosnow, Sarah Svetec, and Kirsten Mullin for their accomplishments and contributions to the program over the last four years just prior to opening draw.