Bryn Mawr ties up Mt. Hebron

Top-ranked Vikings rally for 9-9 tie, but 54-game win streak comes to end

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 13, 2001|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Mount Hebron's 54-game winning streak in girls lacrosse is now a 55-game non-losing streak.

The top-ranked Vikings scored the last two goals of the game - the final one by Melissa McCarthy with 6:11 remaining - and came away with a 9-9 tie yesterday at fifth-ranked Bryn Mawr.

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland, of which Bryn Mawr is a member, does not play overtime.

"I'm really happy about it. We worked really hard to get it," said Bryn Mawr freshman Molly Gilbert, who led the Mawrtians with four goals.

"I'm disappointed, but then again it could have gone either way," said Mount Hebron junior Stephanie Scurachio, who had five goals, including back-to-back scores that tied the game at seven with 15:32 to play. "Bryn Mawr is just as good as we are."

The Mawrtians (8-0-2) were better than Mount Hebron (4-0-1) yesterday in two critical areas: draws (12-6 advantage) and ground balls.

"They dominated ground balls. They dominated the draws," said Mount Hebron coach Chris Robinson. "They did a lot of good things to take us out of our game."

Still, Mount Hebron controlled the last five minutes of the game when the Mawrtians failed to take a shot.

Bryn Mawr sophomore goalie Angela Trusty, who had an outstanding game, stopped a free-position shot by Lindsay Dutch with 4:19 left and another attempt by Kristen Waagbo 19 seconds later.

Mount Hebron regained possession after defender Amy Shilling took a charge with 1:50 remaining, and the Vikings were able to set up for the last shot when McCarthy scooped a loose ball near midfield with under a minute to go.

With 10 seconds left, Scurachio headed toward the goal but was stripped of the ball and never got off a shot.

"They made a good play and I just couldn't get it in," Scurachio said.

Bryn Mawr coach Windy Kridel said her team was "able to put two halves together against a great team."

She added: "I think the most important thing my team did was they followed their game plan. We wanted to control the flow of the game, and for the most part I think we did."

Robinson said his team was "off defensively" and "offensively we didn't have much rhythm." But he was "proud" that his team battled back twice from two-goal deficits in the second half.

"I think Bryn Mawr played very inspired lacrosse and we didn't come quite ready to play," Robinson added.

Said Gilbert: "We fought really hard and they fought really hard, too. It was a really good game."

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