BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College field hockey team opened the 2013 BMC Field Hockey Tournament with a statement as they topped visiting Cedar Crest 9-1.
It took the Owls only five minutes to find the back of the cage. Freshman Holly Senebandith sent a pass to the front of the cage where junior Holly Constants played the ball and played it past Kaitlyn Brendlinger. Two minutes later it was Senebandith lending a helping hand again, but this time it was to junior Ashley Arbuckle.
In the tenth minute of play, it was Senebandith finding the back of the cage as Constants picked-up her first of three assists on the day. Five minutes later, junior Mikah Farbo got in on the action as she fed a diving Arbuckle in front of the goal who redirected the shot past Brendlinger.
During a two-minute span, sophomore Ashlee Williams and Farbo both found the back of the cage. Williams was assisted by Senebandith while Farbo got a helping hand from Constants.
As the first-half was coming to a close, freshman Cassandra Garcia-Bacha netted her first collegiate goal as Constants picked-up her third assist of the game. The Owls took a commanding 7-0 lead into the half.
Constants tacked on two more goals for the Owls in the second-half. Her first goal was unassisted and her second she recieved help from Haley Newsham and Garcia-Bacha.
Cedar Crest finally got on the board break-up Bryn Mawr's shutout as Jessica Sanberg assisted Erin Studer in the final minute of game.
The last time Bryn Mawr scored nine goals in a game was last year when they tallied nine-goals in back-to-back games against Sweet Briar (9-2) and Notre Dame University of Maryland (9-1).
Bryn Mawr will take on Drew University on Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Championship Game of the 2013 BMC Field Hockey Tournament. The Rangers defeated St. Mary's College of Maryland 1-0 in today's second game. St. Mary's and Cedar Crest will play at 11:00 am in the Consolation Game.