The game turned Wednesday for host Bryn Mawr the way so many field hockey contests do — on a single mistake.
Midway through the second half, Severn goalie Cara Anstey wasn't sure if she should kick-save a loose ball or let it roll out of bounds. In her moment of hesitation, Tate DeWeese swooped in and knocked the ball into the goal.
The junior's second goal of the game snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Mawrtians the spark they needed to secure a 4-2 triumph in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.
"She (Anstey) might have not seen me, but I saw the ball and it looked like she was just trying to let it go," DeWeese said. "But I just ran toward the goal and tapped it in."
Bryn Mawr (11-3-1 overall, 7-2-1 league) needed a lift to win its fifth straight game after Severn gained the momentum by erasing a 2-0 Mawrtian lead that was built in the first 20 minutes on a pair of goals from senior Hannah Park.
The Admirals (6-13, 2-8) tied it, 2-2, early in the second half on Annie Igler's second goal.
"Severn really picked up their game," said Bryn Mawr coach Jeanette Budzik, whose team beat Severn, 4-1, in Severna Park in mid-September. "They showed a lot of speed and skill and were playing hard against us. We had to do something and step it up."
The Mawrtians did just that. About seven minutes after Severn's second goal, DeWeese recorded the game-winner and then added an insurance goal with 6:41 remaining.
Junior goalie Claire Edelman finished with five saves for Bryn Mawr.