CHESTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr soccer team battled through some tough conditions earlier Wednesday evening. The Owls faced off against a tough Widener squad on a damp, muggy evening on the road, and despite their best efforts, Bryn Mawr was unable to get their offense going on this evening. Ultimately, the Pride were able to chip away the whole night and ended up coming away with a 9-0 victory. Leah Baer and Carlie Hansen combined to make eight saves against the withering Widener attack on the night.
Bryn Mawr has opened their season by taking on some very high-quality non-conference opponents, and tonight's contest was no different. The Widener attack was on the front foot from the opening whistle in this one, with the Pride getting on the board in the third minute on a goal from Lexi Slusher. After another goal just four minutes later, the Owls defense and goalkeeper Leah Baer did a great job tightening the screws and keeping a clean sheet for some time. However, Widener just kept coming, and eventually the hosts took a 4-0 lead to the halftime break.
The Owls had two offensive chances in the first half, starting with a shot by Emily Elmore. The sophomore sent an effort towards the goal, but that shot ended up going just wide to the left. Later in the half, it was Kara Breeden who ripped a shot for Bryn Mawr, but unfortunately for the Owls, her effort just barely missed the cage as well. Ultimately, Widener managed to keep a clean sheet the whole way through as they eventually claimed the 9-0 win.
Bryn Mawr will keep their season-opening road trip going when they travel to Johns Hopkins on Sunday afternoon. The game will be the first Centennial Conference contest for the Owls, and will certainly be another welcome challenge, as the Blue Jays are currently 4-0-1 on the season. Gametime for Sunday in Baltimore is set for 1:00 PM.