Frederick, Md. – The Bryn Mawr field hockey team closed out their 2014 campaign earlier Saturday afternoon with a non-conference tilt against Hood College. On a cold and wet Saturday afternoon, the Owls were unable to come up with much of an offense against the stingy Blazers squad, as the hosts shut out Bryn Mawr in a 5-0 victory. Senior Holly Constants led the Owls with five shots taken in her final contest, while goalkeeper Alex Weinfeld made seven saves for Bryn Mawr.
The contest started out in back-and-forth style, with both sides getting good chances early. Weinfeld made two impressive saves back-to-back around the four-minute mark to keep things scoreless. Then, it was Constants who got the Owls first chance of the day at 9:28. Bryn Mawr earned a penalty corner, and Katie Alpert sent the ball into the circle. Constants managed to rip a shot towards goal, but it skittered just wide of the cage, keeping things at 0-0. Hood (7-11, 0-7 Commonwealth) finally broke through with the game's first goal in the 17th minute off of a penalty corner. The Blazers would double, and then triple that advantage over the course of the next 13 minutes, giving them a 3-0 lead in the affair.
Bryn Mawr (2-14, 0-10 Cent.) tried to form a rally and get back in the game near the end of the first half. In the 32nd minute, Constants once again got a good look at the cage and fired off a shot, but it hit squarely off the framework of the goal and bounced away. Over the next minute, Constants would register two more shots, but Hood goalkeeper Alexa Rubano saved both efforts. The Owls continued to carry play, earning a penalty corner with just over a minute before halftime, but Rubano made the save on Mikah Farbo's shot as well. The teams ultimately headed for shelter at the break with Hood still clinging to their 3-0 lead.
The Owls were still in search of a goal to get back in the game as the second half began, but before they could find their footing, the Blazers tallied twice more to put the game out of reach. Bryn Mawr had one more chance at the end to get on the board, but Cassandra Garcia-Bacha's shot went wide of the cage, giving Hood the 5-0 shutout victory.
The Owls wrap up their 2014 season with a 2-14 record and 0-10 mark in the Centennial Conference.