A second-half comeback wasn’t enough for the Penn field hockey team.
Down 4-1 midway through the first half Wednesday at Lehigh, the Quakers clawed their way back to within one, but fell, 4-3.
While the Red and Blue fell to 2-8 (1-2 Ivy) on the season, Wednesday marked the first game Penn scored at least three goals all season.
Freshman Alex Iqbal struck first for the Quakers, but Lehigh (4-11) scored twice in the next six minutes to steal the lead. The Mountain Hawks added two more to close out the first half with a 4-1 lead.
While Penn watched its early lead turn into a three-point deficit in just 15 minutes, the Quakers put on the offensive pressure in the second half.
Sophomore Julie Tahan led the comeback for the Red and Blue, putting the ball in the cage twice in just under nine minutes apart.
But with 20 minutes to play, Penn still had needed another goal to tie up the game. Shots by Iqbal, Kirstin Snyder, Kyle deSandes-Moyer and Tahan were all unsuccessful.
In the offensive effort, however, the Quakers took the most shots they’ve posted all season with 23.
Penn travels to New York Friday evening to play Columbia amidst a five-day, three-game stretch.
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