GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr soccer team was back in action Friday night for a Centennial Conference contest at Gettysburg. The Owls ran into some travel issues on the way out thanks to a bus breakdown, and that bump in the road seemed to throw the timing off for Bryn Mawr the rest of the night. Despite a strong defensive effort, including a 19-save performance from junior goalkeeper Leah Baer, the Owls suffered an 8-0 loss on the night to the Bullets.
Baer was forced to be sharp from the get-go for Bryn Mawr, as Gettysburg tallied their first shot of the game just 1:51 into play. Unfortunately, the Bullets would get on the scoreboard just a few minutes later thanks to a goal from Lauren Miesemer. Four minutes after that opening goal, the hosts tallied again, giving them a 2-0 lead just under ten minutes into play. Ultimately, the Bullets tallied twice more before the teams headed to halftime.
Bryn Mawr got their first offensive chance just a few minutes into the second half. After a Gettysburg foul, the Owls worked the ball down to the offensive third and found Genevieve Main. The sophomore was able to find some space and get a shot off, but Bullets goalkeeper Kerry Sammon was just able to get in front of the shot to make the stop. The Owls defended well throughout the half, doing their best to limit space and get in passing lanes. Baer also made numerous impressive saves on the night to keep Bryn Mawr in the game. However, Gettysburg tallied four more times in the second half to cruise to the 8-0 win.
Baer ended up totalling 19 saves on the night, a new career high for the junior. That number was also the tenth most saves in a single game in program history, tied with Angela Hadwin against Haverford in 1997 and Collette Pullion against Dickinson in 2007.
The Owls will be right back in action on Wednesday for another tough Centennial Conference tilt. Bryn Mawr will travel to Muhlenberg to take on the Mules, with gametime set for 7:00 PM in Allentown.