Bryn Mawr did not want to get into a race with Maryvale yesterday, and the Lions showed why as they ran past the Mawrtians 5-0 in a key Catholic League B Division contest.
The Lions (6-0-1 overall and in the league) took over first place in the B Division, and the Mawrtians (5-3) fell to third with a 5-2 division record. After a 3-1 victory over the Mawrtians Tuesday, Roland Park (7-1) is second at 6-1.
Yesterday, the speed factor was evident immediately as forwards Kelly Devlin and Stephanie Sybert kept racing past the Mawrtians' defense.
"They're faster than we are everywhere on the field," said Mawrtians coach AnneMarie Merow. "We were so tentative in the first half. The minute they had a chance to turn and send the ball through, it's a foot race and we lose it every time."
In the second minute, Devlin raced onto a through ball to go one-on-one and beat Mawrtians keeper Charlotte Elder. Kate Killen then scored on a long ball Elder couldn't handle, and Devlin ran onto a pass from Brooke Statsny to make it 3-0 by the 17th minute. Statsny, a national team player, scored on assists from Dana Olsson late in the half and 5: 30 after halftime.
It could have been worse for the Mawrtians, who were outshot 19-4 in the first half. In the first seven minutes, Sybert and Dana Olsson hit the post and the Lions had three other near-misses.
Not much got past the Lions' halfback line of Blair Boehm, Allison Berry and Jen Stachorowski in the first half. Keeper Bridget Doory had to make only two saves.
With many of the Lions' starters on the bench and a few adjustments by the Mawrtians, the second half was a different story. Merow moved Theresa Sherry back to join Katelin Isaacs in the midfield and they kept the ball moving forward.
Lions' keeper Molly McLaughlin made nine saves with the sun in her eyes to preserve the shutout.
The Mawrtians took 12 shots in the half but Boehm kicked away their best opportunity. In the 71st minute, Jen Kent controlled the ball in a two-on-one break and nearly caught McLaughlin out of position, but Boehm raced in to prevent the shot.
Pub Date: 10/03/97