BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team faced a tough opener earlier Saturday, as they had to go on the road on a very warm afternoon for a test against a very good Moravian team. The Greyhounds used their home-field advantage to great success, scoring seven times and shutting the Owls down offensively in a 7-0 victory. Freshman Angela Meng got her first career start in goal for Bryn Mawr and showed plenty of promise, making six saves in the losing effort.
It was tough sledding right from the start for the Owls, as Moravian scored the opening goal just 1:48 into play. Senior Kelly O'Donnell knocked in a rebound for her second goal of the season, and she would then score again just ten minutes later to make it 2-0. The hosts would tally twice more before the halftime horn sounded to take a 4-0 lead into the break.
Meng had done a good job of keeping things close, making four of her saves in the first half, but O'Donnell and the rest of the Greyhounds still couldn't be stopped. The senior forward finished off her hat trick just moments into the second frame, and Moravian got two more goals over the remaining minutes to clinch the 7-0 victory.
Six Bryn Mawr players got their first career starts in today's match. The Owls will look to settle some of those nerves when they get back in action on Tuesday. It's an early start to the Centennial Conference season for Bryn Mawr, as they welcome Muhlenberg to Applebee Field on September 8th at 4:30 PM.