WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team faced off against another tough Centennial Conference opponent earlier Saturday afternoon. The Owls travelled to Maryland for a contest against McDaniel College, with both teams looking for their first league win of the season. Although the Owls battled hard all day, the Green Terror proved too potent on the attack, and they were able to defend home turf and come away with an 9-0 victory on the day. Freshman goalkeeper Angela Meng was solid all day in front of the cage for the Owls, making nine saves on the day.
McDaniel (6-2, 1-1 CC) got on the board early on in the contest thanks to a goal just over four minutes in by Gabrielle Yore. The hosts would double their lead minutes later on a goal from Rachel Cressman, and that duo would tally four more times in the half to give McDaniel a 6-0 lead head into halftime. That margin may have been higher, but Meng stood on her head to make more than a few great saves for Bryn Mawr (0-4, 0-2 CC) to help limit the damage.
The Green Terror continued to play stingy defense the entire contest, keeping the Owls from registering any shots or penalty corners in the game. In the second half, Haley VanNostrand scored unassisted to make it a seven goal lead, and then Melissa Cohen scored twice in the closing minutes to give the hosts a 9-0 win in the game.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action early next week with a chance to get some momentum going. The Owls will host Washington College on Tuesday afternoon on Applebee Field. The Shorewomen are currently 4-3 overall and 1-1 in Centennial Conference play. Tuesday's game is slated to start at 4:30 PM.