BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Owls soccer team was back on the pitch earlier Wednesday afternoon as they faced off against Ursinus in a return to Centennial Conference action here at home. The Owls had most of the pressure early, but Ursinus ultimately battled through to claim a 2-0 win on the day. Natalia Chorzepa and Emma Ryan split the time in goal for Bryn Mawr, with each goalkeeper making a key save in the contest.
The Owls were on the attack early on in the contest, putting the Bears under heavy pressure in the opening 10 minutes of play. That pressure led to a couple of chances in the opening minutes, with Jessica Johnson ripping a shot wide of the goal and Bryn Mawr earning a corner kick a minute later. That corner kick opportunity would not lead to any shot chances however, and Ursinus would break out of their own end and start generating a few opportunities of their own.
The Bears got their first shot off 14 minutes into the game, but Chorzepa did well to collect the effort. Later, the Bryn Mawr defense did well to clear out a corner kick chance from Ursinus, but the visitors would break through just a couple minutes after that. An Ursinus forward was able to let loose a shot from distance that had enough pace on it to squirt through the hands of Chorzepa and into the back of the net to give the Bears a 1-0 lead.
Bryn Mawr did well to regroup from that early goal and see out the rest of the half, and the Owls once again had the better of the chances early in the second half as they looked to find an equalizer. The Owls earned three corner kicks in the opening ten minutes of the second half and were able to get off good services, but the Bears were able to clear away each of those efforts. Later, Amanda Cruz was able to get another shot off for the Owls, but her effort went wide as well. Eventually Ursinus would manage to get back down to the other end and tack on an insurance goal in the 76th minute of play, and that would prove to be the final action of the contest as the Bears walked away with the 2-0 win.
The Owls will be right back in action on Saturday, as they open the busy slate of action with a 12 PM contest against McDaniel as part of the day's Homecoming festivities.