Lancaster, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team was back in action earlier Saturday afternoon, as the Owls traveled to central PA to take on the Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall. On a cold, windy October afternoon, the Owls could not get any offense going, and the Dips managed to muscle their way to an 11-0 win over visiting Bryn Mawr. Owls goalkeeper Angela Meng made ten saves in the tough loss.
Bryn Mawr (0-6, 0-4 CC) was not able to get much going offensively on the day, as Franklin & Marshall (8-2, 4-0 CC) basically controlled possession from the get-go. The Diplomats tallied their first goal 2:56 into play on a score by Audrey Buckman, and then Buckman doubled the hosts' lead with another goal a minute later. Bryn Mawr then buckled down, and thanks to some solid defensive work and a few great saves by Meng, the Owls were able to weather four penalty corners and five shots over the next seven minutes. Unfortunately, it would not take long for the Dips offense to get back on track, as the hosts would score five more times in the half to take a 7-0 lead into the break. In the second half, F&M's Melanie Consiglio completed a hat-trick as the hosts ultimately ran away with the 11-0 win.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action next week looking to pick up a win on Applebee Field. The Owls return to campus for a Tuesday afternoon tilt against non-conference opponent Goucher College. The Gophers and Owls will come to campus and square off for the seventh time in series history; the Gophers currently hold a 4-2 advantage against the Owls all-time. However, Bryn Mawr won the last meeting between the teams in 2013, and they'll look to replicate that result when the teams face off at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon.