Wolf leads Bryn Mawr over Roland Park, 15-9, in lacrosse

April 19, 2011|By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun

Bryn Mawr goalie Molly Wolf saved the first four Roland Park shots she faced Tuesday and the Reds' girls lacrosse team could only hope an hour-long storm delay would cool the junior's hot hand.

The thunder, however, didn't rattle Wolf, who came back to make a few more big saves and finish with 17 to lead the No. 5 Mawrtians to a 15-9 victory over their biggest rivals, the No. 9 Reds, in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.

"The rain delay was hard," Wolf said. "Usually, I just make sure I stay up and active and walking around. I try not to overthink things too much and stay centered."

Morgan Rubin, who led the Mawrtians with four goals and two assists, said the delay didn't hurt her team.

"The break got us more pumped up," Rubin said. "We wanted to play. We were like, 'We don't want to come back. We want to finish.' "

Throughout the game, Wolf got a lot of help from her defense, especially Nancy Dunbar, Kate Walker and Josie George, but she set the tone for the win when she stopped four shots in the first five minutes, including a couple of terrific snares.

While Wolf was holding off the host Reds, Samantha McGee and Kate Snouffer gave the Mawrtians (10-1, 7-1 conference) a 2-0 lead. Thunder began to roll in about five minutes into the game. After the delay, Bryn Mawr scored three goals within 39 seconds — two from Kassandra Bowling and one from Rubin — to go up 5-0.

The momentum then shifted to the Reds, who scored four straight times to pull within one on Audrey Todd's goal with 9:12 left in the half. Rubin, however, answered with a spinner less than a minute later and fed Snouffer for a 7-4 lead with 11 seconds left in the half.

Bowling and Rubin gave the Mawrtians a 9-8 lead five minutes into the second half and the Reds (9-3, 6-3) would not get closer than three.

One of the biggest differences in the game was shot selection. The Reds outshot Bryn Mawr, 33-23, but the Mawrtians were much more efficient, hitting 65 percent.

Reds senior Caroline Seats, who scored two of her three goals in the last five minutes, gave plenty of credit to Wolf for some terrific saves, but agreed that her team could have shot better.

"Molly played amazing," Seats said. "We've known her. We've played against her for a long time. We knew that she was weaker up high, but everyone kept going low and we didn't throw our fakes. We kind of just lofted it as her."

katherine.dunn@baltsun.com

Goals: BM—Rubin 4, Snouffer 3, Bowling 3, McGee 2, Matz 2, George; RP—Seats 3, Ramzy 2, Todd 2, Finney, Angel. Assists: BM—Rubin 2, Snouffer 2, McGee 2, Noon 2; RP—Eppler, Meredith. Saves: BM—Wolf 17; RP—Knight 3, Miller 1. Half: BM, 7-4

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