Bryn Mawr Gives McDaniel Strong Challenge in Saturday Showdown

Kass Wojcik September 2018

WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Bryn Mawr soccer team was back in action earlier Saturday afternoon for a Centennial Conference tilt against McDaniel. Kass Wojcik led the way for the Owls, pouring in her second career goal on the day. Leah Baer and Carlie Hansen combined for ten saves on the night for the Owls. Despite solid play from Bryn Mawr, however, McDaniel was able to protect their home turf and claim an 8-1 victory on the afternoon. Hannah Schepers led the Green Terror with three goals on the day.

Bryn Mawr actually had the first good opportunity of the game, and it came less than two minutes into the contest. It was junior Emily Elmore who got that first chance, but her shot ultimately went wide of the goal. McDaniel would come back and score the opener just 90 seconds later, with Kirsten Gibson getting the Green Terror on the board. The hosts would continue to pepper the Bryn Mawr net over the opening 15 minutes of the contest, and that ultimately led to two more goals for McDaniel.

Those early setbacks didn't keep Bryn Mawr from probing and looking for attacking opportunities of their own. The Owls maintained focus and continued to battle hard, and that effort ultimately led to Bryn Mawr's first goal of the game. Kass Wojcik got a shot off just over 15 minutes in, but that effort was saved by the McDaniel goalkeeper. Wojcik would not be denied, however, as the first-year got another opportunity just two minutes later, and this time she made her effort pay off. She was able to fire a shot past the Green Terror keeper and into the net, getting Bryn Mawr on the board and drawing the Owls back within two.

Unfortunately for the Owls, that goal seemed to shock McDaniel's system back into overdrive. The Green Terror regained complete control of the contest from there on out, scoring two more goals in the half and a third just three minutes into the second. Elizabeth Hummel had Bryn Mawr's lone shot of the second half, but her effort was saved, and McDaniel would score twice more to close out the game and cap off their 8-1 win.

Bryn Mawr will look to rebound from today's tough loss with a strong week ahead. The Owls get the whole week to rest up, recover, and train hard before they get in action again on Saturday. Bryn Mawr will travel to Dickinson on October 13th for their next contest, with game time in Carlisle set for 1:00 PM.