ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team traveled up 476 for another difficult Centennial Conference contest earlier Wednesday night. On this day, the Owls' task was to take on the Muhlenberg Mules, who came into the contest with an unblemished 9-0 record so far this season. Despite Bryn Mawr's best efforts, they were unable to prevent Muhlenberg from controlling most of the game, as the hosts ended up staking themselves to an early lead and cruising to an 8-0 win on the night.
Muhlenberg (10-0, 5-0 CC) came into the night fresh off being ranked number 14 in the country in this week's NFHCA coaches poll, and they immediately showcased just how they had earned that honor. The hosts tallied the opening goal of the game just 23 seconds into play, with Taylor Smith taking a long pass and getting a one-on-one opportunity against Owls goalkeeper Angela Meng. The sophomore netminder made a great effort in the tough situation, but Smith was able to sneak a shot by and put the Mules up 1-0 early. They would quickly double that advantage and ultimately take a 6-0 lead into the halftime break.
Despite the lack of offensive chances on the night for Bryn Mawr (0-10, 0-5 CC), they were still able to put together some strong play at times. In particular, both Emma Hicks and Yelin Jung were credited with defensive saves on the night thanks to terrific plays in front of their own cage. Meng, meanwhile, posted 12 saves of her own on the night, reaching double-digit saves for the sixth time this season and the fifth straight game.
The Owls will look to rest up and recover before they get back on the road this weekend for yet another difficult league game. This Saturday, the Owls will travel to Carlisle to take on Dickinson College, with game time slated for 1:00 PM.