Soccer Battles Against Johns Hopkins in Tough Loss on Road

Soccer Battles Against Johns Hopkins in Tough Loss on Road

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Bryn Mawr soccer team took on one of their perennially toughest opponents earlier Saturday afternoon with a trip down to Johns Hopkins University. Though the Owls battled hard the entire way through, the Blue Jays offensive attack was relentless, and in the end the hosts claimed a 6-0 victory. Six different players scored for Hopkins, while Aviva Kosansky and Leah Baer teamed up to make nine saves in goal for the Owls.

Johns Hopkins (11-3-1, 7-1 CC) got out in front with a goal in the 14th minute of play. After controlling possession early on, the Blue Jays managed to string a few passes together along the right side, and ultimately worked the ball towards the middle to Issy Berkey. She was able to get around Kosansky in a 1-v-1 situation and slip the ball into the net to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

Bryn Mawr (3-13, 1-8 CC) tried to hang on defensively and weather the Hopkins storm, but the hosts simply had too much control of the ball. The Blue Jays would score twice more in a five-minute span midway through the first half, ultimately taking a 3-0 lead to the locker room at halftime.

The Owls got Baer some action for the second half, and she was immediately called into service to make a save just a few minutes into the frame. However, the Blue Jays couldn't be held off for long, as their scoring continued through the second half as well. By the time there were just ten minutes remaining, Johns Hopkins held a 6-0 advantage. Bryn Mawr started to find some room to break out over that final stretch, and the Owls were able to register their lone shot of the game in the 87th minute. Some great midfield play by Bryn Mawr worked the ball to the feet of Allegra Levy, and the senior fired a shot towards the goal from the top right of the penalty box. However, Johns Hopkins' Bess Kitzmiller was perfectly positioned to collect the shot into her arms and make the Blue Jays' lone save of the game.

Bryn Mawr will get one more opportunity to pick up another win this year when they play their final game next week. The Owls will close out their 2015 campaign with a trip down the road to Swarthmore on Wednesday evening, with the contest slated to kick off at 5:30 PM. The Garnet will pose yet another tough test to Bryn Mawr, as they are currently undefeated this season with a 13-0-1 record on the year. The Owls will look to play the role of spoiler and knock Swarthmore out of first place in the conference when the two teams face off next Wednesday the 28th.