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October 27, 2005

   

SOCCER TEAM BREAKS OUT OF SEVEN-YEAR CONFERENCE DOLDRUMS WITH VICTORY OVER WASHINGTON COLLEGE
Junior Caitlyn Clark Scores Third Game-Winner of Season

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Senior Katy Shaw fights for a loose ball in the Washington game

Junior forward Caitlyn Clark broke a 1-1 tie with a goal off a corner kick 72:35 into this afternoon's game with Washington College (Md.) to give the Bryn Mawr soccer team a 2-1 victory over the Shorewomen.

Bryn Mawr's four seniors were honored for Senior Day today at Applebee Field, and the Owls sent their leaders off in fine fashion with the Centennial Conference win. The triumph marked the soccer team's first conference victory since 1998, when Bryn Mawr defeated Dickinson College, 4-1, and was a huge step toward a bright future for the program.

The 2-1 victory also marked the Owls' second win in three games, with their last loss being a heartbreaking road defeat against Franklin and Marshall College on Oct. 23. Bryn Mawr defeated Gallaudet University (D.C.), 3-1, on Oct. 22 for a nonconference victory.

Wednesday's game featured excellent all-around play from the entire Bryn Mawr squad, but freshwoman midfielder Mia Theroux and Clark provided the offensive fire power.

Theroux scored her seventh goal of the season 34:02 into the first period off a nice feed from Clark. Theroux put the shot just above Washington goalkeeper Amanda Frushour's reach to give the Owls a 1-0 lead.

Washington 's Stephanie Bradley scored on a breakaway 66:59 into the game to tie the score at 1-1 and set the stage for Bryn Mawr's Caitlyn Clark.

With just under 18 minutes left to play in the contest, freshwoman midfielder Jessica Nishiguchi sent a corner kick toward the goal. After Frushour saved a shot from Theroux, Clark collected the rebound and put the game-winner into the net to give the Owls a 2-1 advantage.

Clark continued to be a clutch player for the Owls this season with the goal, as the score was both her third goal and game-winner of the season.

After her seventh goal, Theroux leads the team in both goals and assists (5) for 19 points on the year.

Freshman goalkeeper Collette Pullion saved 10 shots for the Owls, who improved to 6-11 overall and 1-8 in the Centennial Conference with the win. Washington fell to 2-11-1 (0-8-1) with the loss.

Bryn Mawr's four seniors two-year co-captain and four-year defender Bridget Dolphin, co-captain and four-year forward Katy Shaw, three-year defender Amelia Taylor, and three-year goalkeeper and 2005 team manager Rupa Iyengar will lead the Owls to Swarthmore College today, Oct. 27, for an evening Centennial Conference contest at 6 p.m. The rivalry game will close out the season for the Bryn Mawr soccer team.

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