Allentown, Pa. –The Bryn Mawr field hockey squad was unable to snap a tough losing streak continued earlier Wednesday evening as the Owls took a 0-8 loss on the road at Muhlenberg. Bryn Mawr managed to keep the Mules at bay for a good portion of the first half, but the hosts scored five times in the second frame to clinch the victory. Junior Alex Weinfeld made 18 saves on the night for the Owls, while Ashley Arbuckle registered Bryn Mawr's lone shots in the contest.
Muhlenberg (8-2, 4-1 Cent.) opened up the game with two quick goals in the first 12 minutes. However, after that opening outburst, Bryn Mawr (2-8, 0-5 Cent.) was able to lock down defensively for almost the entire rest of the half. The team did allow 27 shots and 13 penalty corners in the frame, but kept the Mules off the board thanks to a strong defensive effort and solid goaltending from Weinfeld. Arbuckle got the Owls their first shot of the contest in the 34th minute, but it skidded just wide of the cage to keep Bryn Mawr off the board. It appeared as if the game would head to halftime with the score still at 2-0, but Muhlenberg managed to earn one more penalty corner before the clock ran out. On the attempt, the Mules were able to get a shot off that the defense managed to block. However, Christine Germaske was right there for the rebound and she blasted the ball into the net from right in front to give Muhlenberg a back-breaking third goal as the game headed into halftime.
It appeared as if that goal took the wind out of the Owls sails and spurred the hosts on to an even more potent attack, as Muhlenberg registered five more goals in the second period. Ultimately, seven different Mules players would tally goals on the evening in their 8-0 win, keeping them firmly entrenched in a tie for second place in the conference standings.
The loss moves Bryn Mawr to 2-8 on the season, and the Owls are still in search of their first Centennial Conference victory. They'll get their next shot at snapping this rough streak when they travel to Dickinson on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils are right in the middle of the league standings right now, and both sides will be looking for a big win when the game kicks off at 1:00 PM in Carlisle.