Roanoke, VA - Bridgewater College came to campus a a cold, wet, Saturday afternoon for an ODAC matchup. The Eagles, ranked third in the 2015 Preseason Poll, came to town after falling to Washington and Lee while Hollins knew they had an uphill battle if they were going to upset their conference foe.
The game started with a steady rain that didn't let up throughout the afternoon. Bridgewater got the scoring started when they sent a pass from the left side to the middle of the box, netting their first of five goals in the game's initial 10 minutes. The rain started to pick up and the moisture nor the Hollins defense could slow the Eagles offense. Bridgewater used an very efficient offense during the first 45 minutes of play, scoring 13 goals on just 24 total shots.
The Hollins defense and the weather slowed the pace of the game during the second half. The home team matched their opponent shot for shot during the second frame but it wasn't enough as Bridgwater picked up the ODAC victory, 15-0.
First-year Kally Saffer (Winston-Salem, NC) beat a trio of defenders to send her best scoring chance just wide of the net. Saffer once again led the way in shots while co-captain Christina Havrila (Ruckersville, VA) sent another good scoring chance over the goal when she was awarded an indirect kick due to an Eagle foul. Goalkeeper Audrey Haisley (Ashburn, VA) went the entire 90 minutes in net, recording six save on the afternoon.
Julia Baca and Keri Rager each scored a hat trick during the 13 goal outburst in the first half. Bailey Kratz came off the bench to add three goals while Isabella Krider posted two goals and two assists. Hayley Talbott made one save in picking up the win in goal.
Hollins will step out of conference on Wednesday afternoon when they play host to Johnson and Wales at 4:00pm.