HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr soccer team ran into an unexpectedly high-powered offense earlier Wednesday afternoon as they traveled down the road to take on Haverford. Facing a team that hadn't scored more than two goals in a game all season, the Owls found themselves on the wrong end of the scoresheet on this day. Haverford used four first-half goals to run out to a big lead early and never look back. There were still a few positives on the day for Bryn Mawr, however, as sophomore goalkeeper Leah Baer did a spectacular job in the net for the Owls. Baer tied a career-high with a 12-save performance on the afternoon.
Haverford (9-3-2) controlled possession basically from the opening whistle, earning numerous corner kicks and several shots in the opening minutes. However, the Bryn Mawr (1-6-1) defense held firm, forcing everything wide and keeping most of the danger clear of the Owls net. Unfortunately for Bryn Mawr, Haverford finally cracked that defense just past the 15-minute mark, with Maryanna Solecki tallying the opening goal. That first goal seemed to "breech the dam" of the Owls defense, as the Fords would score three more times in the next quarter of an hour to race out to a 4-0 lead. Despite their best efforts at reorganizing during halftime, Haverford would tally three more goals in the second half as well to earn a 7-0 victory on the day.
Bryn Mawr will look to rebound from today's tough loss when they get back in action this weekend. The Owls will play their first home match in over a month as they welcome Swarthmore to campus on Saturday. The Garnet will pose yet another tough challenge for Bryn Mawr, as they currently sit at 12-2 on the season. The Owls will look to derail Swarthmore of their winning ways when the two sides face off on Saturday, with gametime set for 1:00 PM on Applebee Field.