Bryn Mawr Gives Fords A Battle Early In Wednesday Night Showdown

Bryn Mawr Gives Fords A Battle Early In Wednesday Night Showdown

HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr Owls were back on the road earlier Wednesday night for their final game away from Applebee Field in the 2018 season. The Owls made the short trip across town to visit their neighbors Haverford College, and Bryn Mawr certainly put up a strong fight in the early part of tonight's contest. Bryn Mawr scored just over two minutes into the game, staying neck-and-neck with the hosts, but ultimately the Fords were able to pull away late, scoring the final 14 goals of the game to seal a 20-2 victory on the night. Bryn Mawr got scoring from junior captain Kendall Derber and Elicie Edmond, while freshman goalkeeper Claire Hampton made four saves on the night. Haverford was led by three goals apiece from Courtney Cubbin and Hailey Morris.

Haverford jumped out to an early lead in tonight's game thanks to a goal just forty seconds into the contest. However, Bryn Mawr answered right back less than two minutes later. After Hampton made a big stop on a Haverford shot in close, the Owls were able to clear their own zone and start a downfield rush the other way. Ultimately, Bryn Mawr worked the ball into the stick of Kylie Woo, who did a great job staying patient and orchestrating the offense. The first-year then found a great pass to her classmate Edmond slicing into the eight meter area, and Edmond completed the rest, firing a shot into the back of the cage to knot the game back up at 1-1.

The hosts responded with a five-goal run over the next several minutes to jump back into the lead, but Bryn Mawr was not done with their attack just yet. The Owls were able to win a draw control and establish possession in the offensive zone, where the attackers went to work over a period of 90 seconds. Maeve Donnelly got the first good look for the Owls in that time frame, but her shot was stopped by Haverford's Amelia Slade. The same result happened when Kendall Derber earned a free position shot and got a great look at the cage. However, Derber would not be denied a second time just a few seconds later, as another Haverford foul led to another free position shot for the Bryn Mawr junior. This time, Derber would not be stopped, taking advantage of the opportunity to sprint in alone on goal and get a shot off that beat Slade and found the back of the net. That goal was Derber's seventh of the season and it cut the Owls' deficit to just four.

Unfortunately for Bryn Mawr, that would be as close as the visitors were able to get the rest of the way. Haverford would score 14 more times over the remaining 50 minutes of play while also holding Bryn Mawr scoreless over that same timeframe, ultimately claiming the 20-2 win on the night.

The Owls will be right back in action on Saturday to try and close out the season on another high note at home. Bryn Mawr will end the year with a matchup against McDaniel, with Saturday also being the Senior Day game for the Owls. The team will celebrate the careers of seniors Elena Broderick, Nora Broderick, and Nam Nguyen before the game and then look to cap off the year with one more strong performance against the Green Terror. The action all kicks off on Saturday at 1:00 PM on Applebee Field.