Bryn Mawr edged by Holton-Arms in girls ice hockey championship

Mawrtians can't hold on to third-period lead, lose, 3-2

February 17, 2011|By Mike Frainie, Special to The Baltimore Sun

If you ask the girls on the Bryn Mawr hockey team, they'd tell you that playing Holton-Arms is the only game that matters. The fact that Thursday's game was for the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League title just made it mean that much more.

Unfortunately for the Mawrtians (10-3), they needed a little more.

Defending champion Bryn Mawr took a one-goal lead early in the third period but couldn't hold it en route to a 3-2 loss to the Panthers at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

Blair Greenwald scored two goals — the tying goal and the game-winner — to lead Bethesda's Holton Arms (10-7). Caroline Doyle and Sam McGee each scored for the Mawrtians.

"We just didn't put the puck in the net," Bryn Mawr coach Maureen Walsh said. "They are a deeper team than we are, and we didn't score when we had the chances."

Holton took the lead with 9:10 elapsed in the first period, when freshman Greer Korengold tapped a rebound past sprawling Mawrtians goalie Cecilia Depman for a 1-0 lead.

Bryn Mawr responded with 27 seconds left in the second period. Senior captain Doyle fired a blast from the left point that eluded the glove of Holton's Anna Hill to tie the score.

The Mawrtians came out aggressively in the third period, and the adrenaline paid off when McGee tipped in a rebound of a shot by Doyle 1:45 into the third period.

The Panthers responded again when Greenwald sent a wobbling puck on net that went through Depman's legs with 8:22 left to tie the score at 2. Greenwald scored the game-winner with 4:02 left when Depman made a save on a shot by Holton's Julia Hinsch and the rebound bounced right to her in front of an open net.

The Mawrtians applied pressure in the last few minutes, but a cross-checking penalty on Jazz Bazinet-Phillips ended their hopes. Bazinet-Phillips, a senior, found herself double- and triple-teamed most of the game. She will play hockey at Colgate next year.

"When we played them a few years ago in this game, they beat us by something like 10 goals," said Diana Salisbury, Bryn Mawr's other captain. "For the seniors, it's been incredible to see how much we've grown as a team. It's really sad to end our season this way. For many of the seniors, this is the last time they'll ever play hockey."

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