BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team hosted the Washington College Shorewomen on Applebee Field earlier Tuesday afternoon for another Centennial Conference showdown. The Owls put together yet another great defensive effort, but were unable to keep pace with the offense of the Shorewomen in a tough 8-0 loss. Owls goalkeeper Angela Meng made ten saves in the contest, her third time recording double-digit saves this season.
Washington College (6-3, 2-1 CC) got on the board early with a goal from Michaela Conners off of a penalty corner. Just 1:39 into the game, Conners collected a rebound on the right side of the cage and fired just inside the near post to make it a 1-0 game. A few minutes later, the visitors would double their lead with another goal off of a penalty corner.
Bryn Mawr (0-5, 0-3 CC) stayed in the game thanks to some solid defense and a few great saves by Meng. In one case, the freshman goalkeeper turned away a blast from the right side by making a great split save, getting both pads flat to the ground to shut the door on the visitors. She and the rest of the Owls defense were able to keep the Shorewomen off the scoreboard for nearly a twenty-minute span in the first half before Washington College notched two more goals before the halftime whistle sounded. In the second half, the visitors repeated the feat from the first, scoring four more goals to close out their 8-0 win.
The Owls will look to continue their strong defensive play when they get back out on the field on Saturday. Bryn Mawr will travel to Franklin & Marshall College for one of their toughest contests of the season this weekend. The Diplomats are currently the top-ranked Centennial Conference team in the Penn Monto / NFHCA Division III poll, sitting in 7th place in the rankings. They currently have a 6-2 record overall and are 2-0 in conference play with a big win over Ursinus being their most recent result. The tough matchup will get underway at 12:00 PM next Saturday on the Franklin & Marshall campus.