CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Bryn Mawr traveled down to the eastern shore of Maryland earlier Wednesday evening for their first Centennial Conference road test of the year. Facing off against an undefeated Washington College squad, the Owls put on a strong effort throughout the night, but unfortunately came up on the short end of an 8-1 scoreline. Emily Elmore tallied her team-leading third goal of the season to provide Bryn Mawr's offensive output on the night. Washington College was led by two goals from Lauren Neary, while six other players tallied for the Shorewomen.
The Shorewomen got off to a fast start in tonight's contest, as after several shots and a pair of corner kicks, Neary scored the first goal of the night for the hosts just 7:56 into the game. Washington College would double up on that advantage 76 seconds later, with Cayla Marcinko scoring what would prove to be the game-winner. The Owls buckled down over the next 20+ minutes of action but could not get anything going offensively, and that allowed the Shorewomen to continue to pepper the Owls defense. The hosts broke through again in the 33rd minute with their third goal of the night, this time off the foot of Sara Douglas. After that goal, the Owls momentarily broke down to the other end and got their first chance of the game. After earning a corner kick, Anya Capps launched a service into the box, and eventually Justine Davis got a shot off, but that effort was saved. Washington College immediately went down to the other end and scored again, giving the hosts four goals by the time the teams headed to the halftime break.
The momentum continued into the early minutes of the second half for the Shorewomen, as the hosts scored three more goals in the first ten minutes of the half. They would make it an 8-0 advantage with their final goal of the game in the 62nd minute, but then Bryn Mawr started to get more looks at the goal over the final 25 minutes of the game. Alexis Boutchie and Kass Wojcik put shots just high and wide of the frame, and then Boutchie saw another effort saved by the Shorewomen goalkeeper. The Owls finally were able to break through on the last "play" of the match. Wojcik played a great pass to Emily Elmore, and the junior took a quick touch in front and put the ball into the net. That proved to be the final, as Washington College preserved their undefeated record with an 8-1 win on the night.
The Owls will look to bounce back from tonight's tough loss when they get back in action on Saturday night. Bryn Mawr will travel to Dover, Delaware to take on Wesley, with gametime set for 7 PM on Saturday.