It's not uncommon for teams to elevate their game to a higher level when they play the best. Dulaney did just that against Bryn Mawr Thursday and put a scare into the Mawrtians.
The Lions trailed by a goal with 17:04 remaining in the second half when Maddie Manzoni fought off a check and scored on a high shot for the first of her two goals.
But the Mawrtians, ranked fifth in the area by the Baltimore Sun, showed their superiority and scored eight unanswered goals in a 14-5 victory.
It's the fourth straight year Bryn Mawr (3-1) has beaten Dulaney.
"I think it took us too long to get going today," Bryn Mawr assistant coach Melissa Coyne said. "But once we did get going, we did really well on the field. I just would like to see reaching that point get shorter. That's what we are working on."
Senior midfielder Kate Snouffer, a Georgetown University recruit, led the winners with four goals and three assists. Sophomores Alex Argo and Hadley Brown added two goals each and Georgia Carroll had an assist and two goals.
Bryn Mawr jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first 16:34. Ellie Knott capped that stretch, scoring on a feed from Snouffer.
Then Dulaney (3-1) picked up its play and scored four consecutive goals.
Manzoni's second goal cut the lead to 6-5 with 17:04 remaining. Then, Sarah Dorl hit the post 19 seconds later.
Shortly after that the Mawrtians took over the game and went on their eight-goal run to finish off the Lions.
Snouffer highlighted the stretch with a pair of goals
"We came out hard and aggressive," Dulaney coach Kristi Korrow said. "I think that we did frustrate Bryn Mawr early in the game and even in the beginning of the second half. Then, we had some lapses on defense and Bryn Mawr had a couple of quick goals."