Field Hockey Nipped by Blue Jays in Tough Loss

Field Hockey Nipped by Blue Jays in Tough Loss

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr field hockey team put on another solid performance earlier Saturday on Applebee Field. The Owls took on a tough squad out of Johns Hopkins and played solid defense all day, despite ultimately taking a 10-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Angela Meng made 14 saves on the day for the Owls, and Samantha Heyrich added a spectacular defensive save of her own to help the defensive effort. Morgan Pothast and Shannon Cosgrove each tallied two goals to lead the Blue Jays to the win.

Pothast helped get Johns Hopkins (6-9, 3-5 CC) out in front early with a goal in the 5th minute of play. Even after falling behind that early, however, Bryn Mawr (0-11, 0-8 CC) and its defense continued to play solid defense. The Owls back line blocked five shots in the first half alone, and Meng had recorded three saves inside the first 15 minutes of play in the first half. However, the Blue Jays offense was relentless on the day. The game saw eight different players score for the visitors, and try as they might, Bryn Mawr could not get enough possession to get anything going offensively on the day.

The Owls will be back in action Monday afternoon with a trip to Gettysburg College. The Bullets are currently 6-8 on the season and 2-5 in Centennial Conference play, and are coming off of a tough 2-1 loss in overtime to Muhlenberg on Friday. Bryn Mawr will hope to get the offense going on Monday and find a few counterattack opportunities when they take the field against the Bullets on Monday the 26th at 4:00 PM in Gettysburg. Bryn Mawr will then close out their season on Wednesday afternoon with a home tilt against Swarthmore on Applebee Field.