Kassandra Bowling and Bryn Mawr try to snap an eight-game losing…
When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Coaches: Chris Robinson, McDonogh; Wendy Kridel and Kim Simons, Bryn Mawr
PLAYERS TO WATCH
McDonogh: Taylor Cummings, Sr., M; Corinne Etchison, Sr., A; Mallory Schonk, Sr., A; Liz Bannantine, Sr., M; Sofia Robins, Sr., D.
Bryn Mawr: Molly Wolf, Sr., G; Nancy Dunbar, Sr., M; Cassandra Bowling, Sr., M; Kate Snouffer, Jr., A-M.
Outlook: McDonogh has the nation's longest active girls lacrosse winning streak with 56 victories, and the three-time defending IAAM A Conference champion Eagles have also won eight straight over the Mawrtians. Last season, the Mawrtians were within a goal with two minutes to play but fell, 11-9. They haven't beaten the Eagles since 2005. Bryn Mawr, behind Wolf's 13 saves, played well defensively last season, but it wasn't quite enough to hold off the Eagles' powerhouse attack. McDonogh averages 18.8 goals, but the Eagles must shoot well against Wolf, who is rated the No. 2 senior goalie in the country by ESPNHS and allows just 6.1 goals per game. The Mawrtians are better than most teams at handling the Eagles' relentless pressure on the ball, a force that wears opponents down physically and mentally in the second half. Under that pressure, however, the Mawrtians need to win draws and 50-50 balls and remain aggressive on offense to generate enough goals in what is likely to be a higher scoring game than they would prefer.
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Hereford at Dulaney, Thursday, 5:15 p.m.
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Severna Park at No. 8 Severn, Saturday, 4 p.m.
No. 1 Calvert Hall at No. 4 Boys' Latin, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
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Sts. Peter & Paul at Friends, Tuesday, 4 p.m.