BALTIMORE, Md. – The Owls soccer team had to battle the heat and a high-powered attack from Johns Hopkins earlier Saturday afternoon in their first Centennial Conference matchup of the season. Playing in their sixth consecutive road game to start the 2019 season, Bryn Mawr did a solid job of testing the nationally-ranked Blue Jays' defense when they could, and put on a tremendous effort defensively as well. However, the Blue Jays claimed a 6-0 win on the afternoon. Carlie Hansen and Grecia Prieto combined for six saves in goal for the Owls.
Johns Hopkins was on the front foot early, earning two corner kicks and taking three shots inside the first ten minutes of action. It was on that third shot that the hosts struck with the opener, with the Blue Jays' Riley O'Toole scoring an unassisted goal just before the ten minute mark.
The Owls tried to buckle down and start some chances of their own, but they just couldn't get anything going against the number six team in the country. The Blue Jays scored twice more in the opening 15 minutes of play to take a 3-0 lead. Then, just a few minutes before halftime, they tacked on a fourth to extend their lead.
Bryn Mawr's lone offensive chance of the game came in the second half, as Paige Mastripolito was able to get loose and get a shot off in the 62nd minute. However, her effort went wide, and two more goals from Hopkins in the half sealed the 6-0 win for the Blue Jays.
The Owls will now finally get a chance to play some games on their home turf, as their next contest comes on Wednesday afternoon on Applebee Field. Bryn Mawr will keep their Centennial Conference slate rolling as they welcome Washington College to campus for a 4:00 PM start on Wednesday, September 25th. Then, the Owls will host Wesley on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM for their Homecoming showdown.