BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bryn Mawr's soccer team continued their season-opening road trip earlier Sunday afternoon by traveling to Moravian to take on the Greyhounds. Despite a solid defensive effort from the Owls, it was Moravian who was on the front foot most of the afternoon, as the hosts ultimately claimed a 6-0 win in the contest. Owls goalkeeper Leah Baer had a busy day protecting the cage, making 13 saves on the afternoon. Moravian got scoring from six different players, including the game-winner off the foot of Val Monoco.
The hosts started out the contest with much of the early pressure, recording several corner kicks and turning them into good scoring opportunities in the opening twenty minutes. However, Bryn Mawr's defense held firm and managed to keep those shots out of the goal. Unfortunately for the Owls, Moravian's constant possession finally paid off in the 28th minute, when Monoco tapped in a cross from Aimee Manley.
Giving up that first-half goal actually seemed to ignite some offense for the Owls, as they rallied to earn their first good offensive chances of the game. In the final five minutes of the half, Bryn Mawr got their first shot of the game. That came off the foot of Kara Breeden, but a Moravian defender barely managed to get a foot in front of the ball and deflect it away. A few minutes later, the Owls earned two corner kicks, but were simply unable to get any more shots off, and the teams went into the halftime break with Bryn Mawr still trailing by one.
In the second half, Breeden would again tally the Owls first shot, but this time it was saved by Moravian's goalkeeper. Delphine McCann would also get two shots off late in the frame. The first of those efforts resulted in another Greyhounds save, and the second was blocked yet again by a Moravian defender. Unfortunately, those would be the lone chances of the game for the Owls, and Moravian was able to turn up the offense themselves in the second half. The hosts caught fire, scoring five more goals in the frame to ultimately cruise away with a 6-0 on the day.
The young Owls will continue to work hard and battle throughout the season, which continues on Saturday with a trip to New York City to take on Lehman. That game kicks off at 2:00 PM.