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Owls Downed by Bullets in Tough Loss

Owls Downed by Bullets in Tough Loss

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team traveled to Gettysburg College earlier Monday afternoon for their final road contest of the season. The Owls battled hard, but couldn't overcome the onslaught of Bullets in a tough match on the day. The hosts were able to maintain possession for a majority of the contest and spread the ball around, forcing Bryn Mawr to play solid defense most of the way through. That Owls defense held strong for a good portion of the game, with Angela Meng making 14 saves on the afternoon to help Bryn Mawr keep Gettysburg at bay. However, the Bullets were able to turn their possession into goals at opportune times, ultimately claiming a 10-0 victory on the day.

The Bullets (7-8, 3-5 CC) went ahead early on with a goal from Kathryn Hardman just over six minutes into play. That goal only came after several fine defensive plays from Bryn Mawr (0-12, 0-9 CC) as Meng made back-to-back stops before the Owls defense blocked another shot. Unfortunately, the ball fell right to the feet of Hardman, who collected the loose ball and fired into the cage to give the Bullets their lead. The hosts would extend that advantage to 8-0 in the first half, and ultimately six different players would get on the scoresheet for Gettysburg.

Bryn Mawr will return home later this week to close out their 2015 campaign. The Owls will be in action for the final time this fall on Wednesday when they host Swarthmore on Applebee Field. The Garnet are 4-12 overall this season and are also still in search of their first Centennial Conference win in 2015. The Owls will look to protect home field and close out the 2015 season on a high note when these two teams face off on Wednesday the 28th at 3:30.