Fast finish gets NDP a 10-7 win over Bryn Mawr

April 18, 1996|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Notre Dame Prep defeated Bryn Mawr yesterday with the same script they've used for the whole season -- start off slowly and come on strong.

The No. 9 Pirates overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the visiting Mawrtians, 10-7, in an AIS A Division Sinclair League game.

In similar fashion after losing their opener to No. 7 Severn, the Pirates (7-1 overall, 3-0 league) have swept their last seven games by outscoring the opposition, 103-42. Yesterday's win was the closest.

The Pirates' attack had an off-day, struggling as Bryn Mawr packed it in on defense. But what they lacked in offense, the Pirates made up for in defense.

Led by defense wing Stephanie Petterson as well as strong efforts from Amy Baird, Kate Chasney and Lauren Aumiller, the Pirates forced turnover after turnover with their midfield double teams.

"They're very good at hustling back behind us and they sneak up on you pretty easily," said Mawrtians midfielder Emily Hickman. "They're fast and sneaky and aggressive and strong. That's a good combination."

The Mawrtians (4-3, 0-2) started with goals from Charlotte Graham and Kim Smith in the opening six minutes, but NDP answered with four straight. Molly Cangemi, Wick Stanwick, Sheehan Stanwick and Kate Kaiser scored in the run.

Smith scored again and fed Hickman to tie it at 4 at halftime, but the Pirates controlled the early second-half draws and with goals from Sheehan Stanwick and Lacey Aumiller, took a 6-4 lead. Although the Mawrtians twice cut the lead to one, they never caught up.

Freshman Lauren Aumiller made two big plays in the final 2 1/2 minutes to preserve the win. She scarfed up a ground ball in

front of the crease to scored NDP's ninth goal. After Bryn Mawr won the next draw, she knocked down a midfield pass that Kaiser scooped up and ran in with to score the final goal.

Pub Date: 4/18/96

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