BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team played another Centennial Conference contest on Applebee Field earlier Saturday afternoon. The Owls put in another valiant effort, but came up short against the diverse attack brought in by the Dickinson Red Devils. Eight different players registered a goal for the visitors, who managed to control possession for a good bit of the game. Once again, the Bryn Mawr defense played another great shift on the day, frustrating the Red Devils at times with great stick work. Freshman Angela Meng made 16 saves in the affair, her second-highest save total this season.
Dickinson (8-3, 4-2 CC) got out in front early with a three-goal burst inside of the first ten minutes. After Bryn Mawr (0-8, 0-5 CC) was able to parry away a few Red Devils attacks, the visitors finally scored on Catherine Perlmutter's first goal of the season. A minute later, Ambey Dey would double the lead for Dickinson, and then Emilie Arrix made it a 3-0 game when she deflected in a shot off of a penalty corner.
The Owls did their best to try and break out and get some offense on the counterattack, but Dickinson was able to shut down almost every chance that Bryn Mawr started. Dickinson would score twice more in the half, and then tally four more goals in the second half to take their 9-0 lead.
Bryn Mawr had their best offensive opportunity right at the end of the game. With a minute left, the Owls were able to work the ball down the field and force a Red Devils penalty inside their circle. That gave the Owls a penalty corner, and Katie Alpert was able to send in a great pass; although the Owls were unable to score on that play, they did force another penalty, and got a second opportunity to try and find a goal. However, this time the Red Devils managed to close out quickly on the insertion, and they were able to clear the ball out and close out the game.
The Owls will be right back in action early next week, as there's no rest for the weary when it comes to field hockey in the late fall. The Centennial Conference schedule continues for Bryn Mawr with a trip to Ursinus next Tuesday. The Owls will travel to Collegeville for a tough test against the eighth-ranked team in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll. Tuesday's game is set to kick off at 4:30 PM.