BRYN ATHYN, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr field hockey team had a chance to make some history earlier Tuesday night against Bryn Athyn, and the Owls definitely took advantage of their opportunity. Bryn Mawr scored five goals in the first half and didn't allow their opponents to take a single shot all game, ultimately coming away with a 6-0 rout on the night. Zaynah Moen led the Owls with a hat trick, while three other players tallied for Bryn Mawr. Logan Wallace Wood earned her fourth win of the season, splitting time with Maggie Titus in the cage for the Owls, who outshot their opponents 37-0 on the night. With the win, Bryn Mawr opens their season 4-0, the best-ever start to a campaign in Bryn Mawr College Field Hockey history.
It didn't take long for the Owls to get their offense going in tonight's contest. Bryn Mawr earned their first penalty corner of the night less than 90 seconds into the game, and the Owls had three shots by the 6:06 mark of the first half. All that pressure built up too quickly for the Lions to handle, and the Owls opened up their scoring account 8:48 into the contest on a goal by Kelly Bergman.
Bryn Mawr would double their advantage a little over three minutes later, with Moen getting her first goal of the night. The sophomore forward was the beneficiary of some great play in front of the cage by her Owls teammates. On a penalty corner, both Grace Morris and Moen herself had shots saved by Bryn Athyn goalkeeper Shelly Drucker. However, Mary Cugini pounced on the loose ball and sent a pass to Moen, who knocked it home to put the Owls up 2-0. Moen would double her scoring just a few minutes later, once again on a penalty corner. This time, it was Morris who netted the assist, as Moen cleaned up a mess in front of the cage and put the Owls ahead 3-0.
Bailey Turner was the next to get on the scoresheet for Bryn Mawr, this time with the goal coming in the run of play. A shot by Rebecca Britt was saved, but she managed to find Turner, whose shot found its way past the Lions netminder and into the cage to give Turner her second career goal and the Owls a 4-0 advantage. Abigail Lua capped off the scoring for Bryn Mawr in the first half, using an assist from Samantha Shaw to fire home another Bryn Mawr goal. Moen would complete her hat-trick in the second half and close out the scoring for the Owls, giving them their 6-0 victory.
Bryn Mawr earning their 4-0 start to the year was not the only historic note from tonight's contest. The Owls' 37 shots in the game are tied for the third-most in a single game in program history.
The Owls will now have a chance to see how they matchup against a Centennial Conference foe as they get their league action kicked off this weekend. Bryn Mawr will play host to their first conference opponent of the year, and they are certainly no slouch. The Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins will come to town on Saturday, bringing their #17 NFHCA Coaches Poll ranking with them. Johns Hopkins has won all three games they have played so far this season, and will be coming into Saturday's contest with over a week of rest. Be sure to come to campus or tune in to GoBrynMawr.com and catch Saturday's game, which is slated to start at 12:00 PM on Applebee Field.