BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College field hockey game played their final home game of the 2012 season Thursday afternoon as they welcomed rival Haverford for their annual Think Pink game to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The Fords posted four goals in each half to defeat the Owls 8-3.
It didn't take long for Haverford to get on the board as Jen DiMaria found the back of the cage just 18 seconds into the game.
Bryn Mawr answered when junior Brigitta Schuchert beat Sydney Hyder on a penalty corner. Sophomore Madison Beckmann setup the play as she passed to Schuchert through the Fords defense. The goal was the first time the Owls have put a shot in the cage against their Bi-Co rivals since 2006.
Haverford regained the lead at 3:12 when Mary Hobbs took a shot from the point and was able to get the shot past freshman Alex Weinfeld
Sophomore Ashley Arbuckle gave the game its second deadlock when she scored an unassisted goal after nearly 16 minutes of scoreless action. Arbuckle's goal is her seventh goal of the season and came following a scramble in front of the cage.
The Fords' third goal came on a Bryn Mawr own goal at 24:10 before Hobbs tacked on her second of the game six minutes later. Haverford held on to take a 4-2 lead into intermission.
In the second, DiMaria notched her second goal of the game at 38:08 with assistance from Brenna Boehman during a penalty corner. Haverford's Bryn Bissey, Christina Gould and Bridget Gibbons each added one goal for the Fords in the second frame.
Bryn Mawr's only goal of the half came at 68:20 on a penalty stroke scored by sophomore Mikah Farbo. The Owls were award the stroke when Arbuckle sprinted to the cage and was tackled by back-up goalie Courtney Knill as she came out to defend the shot.
Weinfeld posted 16 saves between the posts while Arbuckle and freshman Kayla Bixler each took a team-high three shots. Beckmann, Farbo and Schuchert totaled one shot a piece.
The Fords outshot Bryn Mawr 39-9 and held a 17-7 advantage on penalty corners.
The Owls are back to action when they travel to Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a 12:00 pm contest with the Blue Jays.