Bryn Mawr rallies past St. Mary's

Mawrtians in final against Roland Park

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

May 12, 2000|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Tara Hardiman led a four-goal rally from a first-half deficit and host Bryn Mawr's defense came through in yesterday's 7-6 lacrosse victory over No.7 St. Mary's.

The No.2 Mawrtians (19-1) earned their fifth straight win and a rematch against fourth-ranked archrival Roland Park (12-1-2) in Saturday's 2:30 p.m. Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title game at Towson University. Bryn Mawr defeated Roland Park, 6-4, earlier in the season.

Hardiman scored two of her four goals during a run that turned a 3-2, first-half deficit into a 6-3 lead early in the second. She also scored the game-winning seventh goal, assisted by Meredith Goodell (one goal, one assist) after All-Metro midfielder Miles Whitman (two goals, one assist) won the draw.

St. Mary's had pulled within 6-5 on a goal by Brooke Dieringer, assisted by second-team All-Metro Kelly Coppedge (one goal, one assist) with 7:26 to play. But, 45 seconds later, Hardiman made it 7-5.

"It was a quick draw, and it popped right over my shoulder to Meredith, who made a great pass to Tara," Whitman said.

But Bryn Mawr couldn't claim victory until its defense of Theresa Sherry, Lee Wheeler, Jen Ahn, Kelly Noon, Ardith Lindsay and All-Metro keeper Amy Price (12 saves) withstood a furious assault by the Saints (11-5), who scored three of the game's last four goals.

The Saints produced Morgan Thalenberg's second goal of the game to make it 7-6 with 48 seconds left, but they misfired on a free position shot, hit the pipe, had a third shot blocked by Price, and another stripped by Wheeler - all in the game's last 60 seconds.

St. Mary's had its final lead, 3-2, with 7:08 left in the first half after consecutive goals by Kelly Busick and Jaimee Motley.

But the Mawrtians took a permanent lead on consecutive scores by Sarah Sandborn and Goodell, and led 5-3 at halftime thanks to Whitman's unassisted goal 2:35 before intermission.

"We had about four pipes, but we gave 200 percent today when I don't think anyone expected us to keep up with them," said St. Mary's coach Erika Bristow.

No.4 Roland Park 10, Notre Dame Prep 9: Allison Higgins scored three goals, and Megan McInnes had 15 saves for the Reds.

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