By Dominic Rapposelli
Business and Distribution Manager
Washington College field hockey extended their losing streak to four straight after falling to Bryn Mawr and Muhlenberg.
The Bryn Mawr Owls traveled to Washington College on Oct. 18. The Wednesday night game saw WC attack strike first with an unassisted goal in the game’s first minute from sophomore Samantha McMahon.
The Owls evened out the scoreboard in the final minute and a half of the first quarter. The visitors then stepped ahead with a goal in the second quarter to go ahead at halftime.
Freshman goalie Charlotte Schurman continued to add to her rookie campaign picking up nine saves in the contest.
The Shorewomen continued to fight in the second half, holding a shot advantage over the Owls in the second half, although unable to find the back of the net.
WC then traveled to Muhlenberg on Saturday Oct. 19. The game would be delayed due to traffic moving the opening touch from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
While the teams ended the first quarter in a 0-0 stalemate, the Mules would score twice in the second quarter to enter halftime 2-0. The Shorewomen had no answers as a fourth quarter goal ended the game in a 3-0 road loss.
The Mules held a Shorewomen attack in check which was averaging almost 11 shots per game. Sophomore Brynn Balliet sits at tenth in the conference in total shots at 34 on the season and was held to just one in the contest.
Balliet is a bright spot for the attack this season, also being the team’s leading scorer in the 2023-24 campaign.
“I definitely do not consider myself a focal point of our offense,” Balliet said. “We have a team of talented players who all work hard at practice and have a strong desire to play well and win. It definitely is an all around team effort.”
While not out of contention yet, the Shorewomen need help in addition to having to win their last two games. The final pair of games are home contests against Swarthmore on Oct. 25 and Gettysburg on Oct. 28. The Gettysburg game will be the team’s senior game to honor the players who will be departing after this season: Alexis Tackney and Kate Gromacki.
Photo courtesy of WC Athletics
Photo Caption: Freshman defender Ashley Swann and WC field hockey hoping to make Centennial Conference playoffs.