CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team got back on the road earlier Tuesday evening for another Centennial Conference matchup. Tonight, the Owls faced off against the Shorewomen of Washington College, with both sides looking for their first conference victory of 2016. Unfortunately for the Owls, things immediately got off to a bad start, as travel delays pushed the start of the game back over 45 minutes. After that, Bryn Mawr was able to find little possession or offensive opportunities, and the Shorewomen hung on for a 6-0 win on the night.
Washington College (2-6, 1-2 CC) got out to a quick lead in the contest with the opening goal just 1:25 in. They would double their lead just minutes later and go on to score twice more in the first half. Try as they might, Bryn Mawr just wasn't able to get any offense going. The Owls ended up with no shots or penalty corners in the game. Perhaps the brightest spot on the night for Bryn Mawr was the play of goalkeeper Angela Meng and the rest of the Owls defense. Meng made eleven saves on the night and the Bryn Mawr defense banded together to weather 16 penalty corners and 24 shots from the Shorewomen. Ultimately, Bryn Mawr allowed just two second-half goals in an impressive defensive performance.
The Owls will look to rebound from the tough loss this evening when they get back in action on Saturday. However, they'll face yet another difficult task, as they welcome Franklin & Marshall to Applebee Field on Saturday. The Diplomats moved into the top five in the NFHCA rankings this week after an impressive 1-0 shutout of previously fourth-ranked Ursinus College. Franklin & Marshall is also currently on a 19-game regular season conference winning streak.The Owls will look to throw a wrench in F&M's recent success when the two teams square off this Saturday at 3:00 PM.