BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team showcased their depth and talent earlier Saturday afternoon with a classy performance against Drew University. The Owls started fast with two goals in the opening quarter and never let up, ultimately claiming an 8-0 win over the Rangers. Mary Cugini, Samantha Shaw, and Sara Rilatt scored two goals apiece, while sophomore Sophia Guerrero scored her first career goal to add another highlight to Bryn Mawr's sparkling performance.
Cugini got the scoring started just over five minutes into the game, as the senior midfielder took a feed from Ryann McManus on the right and scored from the top right of the circle into the far left side of the cage. She would play a big role in the Owls doubling their advantage just a few minutes later, as she collected a pass through the middle right at the top of the circle and spun and put a hard shot on the cage. Shaw was waiting right at the front and got her stick on the ball, deftly deflecting it past the Rangers' netminder and into the back of the cage.
Guerrero got her memorable moment in the second quarter, giving the Owls some insurance just before halftime. It was Emily Cook who got the helper on the strike, making a great deflection on a pass from the right side. That touch got the ball across the mouth of the cage, where Guerrero was waiting on the other side. The sophomore did a great job to get her stick on a fast-moving ball, redirecting it into the netting and sparking a very happy celebration from her teammates.
After the halftime break, the Owls continued to increase their lead, starting with a goal from Rilatt just five minutes into the third quarter. On a corner, the Owls sent the ball up top to Grace Morris, and she made a great pass across the top to Rilatt. The junior found plenty of space in front of her and sent one of her trademark low, hard shots screaming just inside the right post to make it 4-0 Bryn Mawr.
Even despite the strong lead going into the final frame, Bryn Mawr really turned up the wick in the fourth. The Owls would double their output all in one final quarter, starting with a second goal from Cugini just five minutes in. That was followed by a strike by Supron just over a minute later, a beautiful individual effort that saw the first-year possess through the middle of the defense, cut into the right side of the circle, and fire a shot across her body and inside the far post to make it 6-0 Bryn Mawr. Four minutes after that, Cook got another assist, this time carrying a ball down the right side on a rush, then firing a perfect pass towards the front of the net that found Sam Shaw wide open. The junior knew exactly what to do with it, scoring from point blank to make it 7-0. It appeared as if that was where the scoreline would stay, but then Rilatt put one more across the goalline with just seconds to play, this time taking a feed from McManus at the top right of the circle and scoring across her body inside the left post.
With the win, the Owls move to 3-0 on the young season, and they'll look to keep the positive momentum rolling when they get back in action on Wednesday afternoon. Bryn Mawr will welcome Wilson to campus on the 11th for a home contest, with gametime set for 4:30 PM.