Morgan Rubin said being a leader for Bryn Mawr School’s soccer team has been an adjustment. If Friday was an indication, her play will do all the talking.
Rubin scored three goals, lifting Bryn Mawr to a 4-0 decision over Mount de Sales Academy at Mount Washington Field in the team’s season opener.
Sophomore Ellie Degramo added a goal for the Mawrians (1-0 overall), and juniors Riley Banger and Erica Matz combined for three assists.
Bryn Mawr put up three scores in the final 40 minutes to get its 2010 campaign off to a positive start. Though far from perfect, Mawrians coach Tina Steck was pleased with the final outcome.
“We had a little disorganization in the back at times, but we’re sorting some things out,” said Steck. “There was a period of time in the first half we got out of our game plan. I thought when we stayed composed, connected passes, move off the ball, we were much more successful.
You put in four goals and not let up any, there’s not much to be unhappy with.”
Steck credited the play of Dylan Peterson, Tess Moran, Sam McGee and Nancy Dunbar in the back along with center midfielder Cassandra Boldin for the defensive effort. Freshman Zoe Derrickson and sophomore Nadia Laniyan combined for the shutout.
Rubin was all Bryn Mawr needed offensively with a career-high performance. She’s one of four seniors on the Mawrians’ roster along with McGee, Katie DelGuercio and Peterson.
“There’s always been a lot of seniors on the team and I haven’t had to step into a leadership role,” said Rubin. “I think we’re embracing it and working together and trying to get most out of this last year.”
Mount de Sales Academy coach Jim Dubyoski approached Friday’s non-league tilt as a buildup to the IAAM A portion of the schedule. He has three freshmen and seven sophomores to introduce to the varsity grind.
“We wanted to work on intensifying immediate pressure on the ball,” said Dubyoski. “I think they did better than we’ve done in the past. We wanted to try open things up in the midfield for transition, didn’t do too well with that.”
Mount de Sales has a scrimmage with Liberty before re-entering regular season action at the North County Tournament next Saturday. Bryn Mawr takes on Mercy.
“I don’t think anyone on this team is selfish,” said Rubin. “We want to make each other look good.”
|Bryn Mawr 4, Mount de Sales 0|
BM-Rubin 3, Degarmo 1.
BM-Riley 2, Matz 1.
MdS-Sipes 5, Chavez 3.
BM-Derrickson 3, Laniyan 6.