Since the beginning of the season, Bryn Mawr field hockey coach Jeanette Budzik has held a dual opinion of her team: great talent, questionable results. The Mawrtians were able to dispel that notion for one game Friday afternoon against host Roland Park.
Bryn Mawr controlled the ball for much of the game and posted a 3-0 victory over the Reds (5-8-1 overall , 4-7-1 league).
Julia Feiss, Hadley Brown and Alex Argo scored for Bryn Mawr in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.
“It was important that we had a good win today,” said Budzik, whose team improved to 7-7-2 overall and 6-6-2 in league play. “We have had some ups and down throughout the season. We just keep working to get better and better. Today, they put everything that they have practiced into play.”
It wasn’t just another victory for Bryn Mawr. The Mawrtians considered it the win of the season since they beat their biggest rival.
Bryn Mawr has won eight straight and 10 of 11 in the series.
“The rivalry goes back a long way,” Budzik said. “I think its the late 20s or the early 30s. So we are working on our second or third trophy.”
Feiss, a junior midfielder, got the Mawrtians rolling late in the first half.
She tapped the ball past sophomore goalie Nora Feinberg (5 saves) after Julie Blaze knocked the ball into the 16-yard circle from the right side.
Argo gave Bryn Mawr a 2-0 lead with 13:19 remaining in the second half when she slapped the ball through a cluster of defenders after getting a pass from Rachel Park on the Mawrtians’ six penalty corner of the half.
Brown finished the scoring in the final minutes, driving a shot to the left corner from about 10 yards out.
Bryn Mawr held an advantage in shots (15-4) and penalty corners (9-6).
“The last time we played, Roland Park tied it at the end,” Budzik said of the Sept 20 game. “The girls knew they were going to have to play their best game. When you play a game like this, it’s a lot emotion as well as skill.”