LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team took an eight game winning streak on the road to central Pennsylvania earlier Saturday afternoon, as the Owls looked to give fifth-ranked Franklin & Marshall a battle. Bryn Mawr did a strong job defending against a relentless Diplomats attack throughout the contest, but the hosts put a stranglehold on Bryn Mawr's offense the entire afternoon. In the end, the Owls held F&M to just three goals on the day, but could not get anything going on the other side of the ball in a 3-0 loss. Maggie Titus made a season-high 16 saves in the cage for the Owls.
The Diplomats got on the board pretty early in today's contest, breaking onto the scoresheet just 2:11 into the first quarter. A pair of penalty quarters right out of the gate led to a shot from Lily Mynott that Titus made a save on. However, Mynott came up with the rebound and put the ball in the back of the cage, giving her her 19th goal of the season and putting the hosts up 1-0 right away. Franklin & Marshall would double their advantage just ten minutes later, as a deflected shot fell to Addie Peters, who scored into the right side of the cage.
The Owls did a tremendous job of buckling down after those two early goals. By the end of the day, Franklin & Marshall had outshot Bryn Mawr 38-0, but Titus and the rest of the Owls held the Diplomats scoreless almost the entire rest of the game. Franklin & Marshall would score one more late goal with a minute left to play. On the other end, Bryn Mawr was able to register a few stretches of possession into the offensive zone, but very disciplined and skilled defending from the Diplomats didn't allow the Owls a single penalty corner, let alone a shot.
With the loss, the Owls move to 13-2 on the season and 6-2 in conference play. Bryn Mawr will now return home next week for their final two games of the season. First on the slate is a Wednesday tilt against Haverford. The Owls will welcome the Fords to Applebee Field on October 30th, with gametime slated for 4:00 PM.