The Penn field hockey team’s two-game winning streak came to an emphatic end on Saturday after the team fell to Yale 10-0 at New Haven, Conn.
The Bulldogs (10-5, 4-1 Ivy) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead behind a goal from junior Dinah Landshut on the game’s first shot and another Taylor Sankovich just three minutes later. Yale scored again at 20:16, opening a period of four goals in under 10 minutes to take a commanding 6-0 lead into halftime.
Though Penn goalkeepers sophomore Danielle Rothman and junior Kieran Sweeney made 10 and six saves respectively, it was not enough for the Quakers to counter a dominant Yale offense that outshot Penn 40-5. Junior Kirstin Snyder took four of the Quakers’ shots and had the only shot on net.
The contest marked the seventh time Penn has been shutout this season — including two other Ivy games — and was the team’s most lopsided loss this season.
The Quakers will have the week off from competition, not taking the field again until their home finale against Brown this Sunday.
Penn’s two-game streak, featuring overtime wins over Columbia and St. Joseph’s last week, had ended a 10-game slide for the Quakers (3-12, 1-4). They were the first back-to-back wins for Penn since September 2009.
Red and Blue coach Colleen Quinn Fink was not available to comment.
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