BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr soccer team faced a tough test earlier Saturday afternoon on Applebee Field. The Owls welcomed Johns Hopkins to campus for a matchup against one of the top ten ranked teams in the country in the most recent United Soccer Coaches' poll. Bryn Mawr battled hard all afternoon, but ultimately the Blue Jays came away with a 12-0 win on the day.
The Owls put up a solid effort throughout the entire match, especially on the defensive side. Bryn Mawr used their offside trap to perfection, with defenders stepping up and causing numerous offsides infractions by the Blue Jays throughout the game. Their defenders did a great job of staying vocal and encouraging each other all the way through the contest, despite facing off against one of the best offenses in the country. However, despite the hard work and effort, it's always tough to hold off a team that has possession for as long as the Blue Jays did. Ultimately, the visitors were able to pull away to a 12-0 win in the game, holding Bryn Mawr shotless in the process. Nine different players scored for the Blue Jays, led by Riley O'Toole, whose goal 15 seconds into the game proved to be the game-winner.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action this week in what should be a much more competitive contest. The Owls will travel down to Washington College on Wednesday night for their first Centennial Conference road game of the year. Game time against the Shorewomen is slated for 7 PM in Chestertown.