Chestertown, Md. – The Bryn Mawr field hockey team got back in action earlier Wednesday afternoon with a contest against Washington College. After a two-game scoring drought, the Owls were able to get back on the scoreboard against the Shorewomen, but ultimately still came up short in a 6-1 loss on the road. Ashlee Williams netted her second goal of the season to get Bryn Mawr on the board while goalkeeper Alex Weinfeld posted a new career-high for saves in a game with 21 on the day.
Washington (8-1, 2-1 CC) controlled possession in the early going and were rewarded for their efforts with a goal just over ten minutes into the game. After a tremendous save by Weinfeld to keep out a shot, Jenn Miller pounced on the rebound for the Shorewomen and finished into the cage, putting the hosts up 1-0. That goal seemed to open the floodgates for Washington, as they would score four more times over the next fourteen minutes to take a commanding 5-0 lead before the game hit halftime.
Bryn Mawr's (2-6, 0-4) chances of making a second-half rally took another blow immediately out of the break, as Washington scored of a penalty corner just 51 seconds into the second half. However, the team regrouped well, and over the rest of the game they managed to turn the tide in their favor. At the 55-minute mark, Holley Constants registered the first shot for the Owls, which caused enough of a problem for the Shorewomen that Bryn Mawr earned a penalty corner out of it. On their first and only set play opportunity of the game, the Owls managed to find Constants for another shot on cage. Washington goalkeeper Sadie Robertson made the save on that effort, but Williams was well-positioned to find the rebound. The tall defender put a perfectly placed shot past Robertson and into the cage, getting Bryn Mawr on the board. Unfortunately, it was a matter of too little, too late, as Washington held the Owls scoreless the rest of the day to hang on for the 6-1 win.
Bryn Mawr will face a quick turnaround before their next game, as the Owls only get a two-day break before hosting Wilson College on Saturday. These two teams haven't met since 2010, and the Phoenix will be coming off a much longer break, having not played since September 25th. These two teams will face off on Applebee Field this Saturday, with game time set for 1:00 PM.