BRYN MAWWR, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College soccer team earned a 1-0 win over visiting PSU-Abington Friday afternoon in a hard-fought non-conference showdown.
Freshman Veronica Roux (pictured) netted her first career goal in the 11th minute. With the ball being pushed into the box, Roux gained possession from the right side of the net and sent her shot through the box and out of the reach of PSU-Abington's Gabriell Benedict.
Bryn Mawr kept the pressure on the Lions' defense as they were a fixture in PSU's defensive half of the pitch. They continued to test Benedict as the Owls took five shots over the final 35 minutes of the half. The Yellow and White held on to their 1-0 lead as the first-half expired.
In the second-half, the Owls continued to be a mainstay on offense as they took nine shots. Bryn Mawr had a few opportunities to score, but were unable to capitalize. The best two changes to add to their lead came from freshman Helena Van Oudenallen.
Van Oudenallen had two break-a-ways with under 15-minutes to play. The first one-on-one ended with Van Oudenallen pushing the just wide of net while the second ended in Benedict posting one if her 10 saves on the afternoon.
The Owls stayed focused and it paid off as they earned their first home victory of the season.
For Bryn Mawr, goalie Rebecca Joseph posted three saves en route to her sixth career shutout and second of the season. Van Oudenallen led the Owls with five shots while sophomore Marcela Dorfsman-Hopkins took four.
Bryn Mawr outshot the Lions 16-4 while holding a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The win moves the Owls to 2-2-1 overall on the season. BMC returns to action when they travel to Washington College for their 2012 Centennial Conference opener on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 pm.