Field Hockey

06/19/13 9:27pm
After years of being pushed aside by Penn, the field hockey program is finally getting a home of its own.
11/05/12 12:18am

BRIEF | Field hockey falls to almighty Princeton

On Saturday morning, the Quakers fell to No. 2 Princeton in New Jersey, 7-0, as the Tigers completed a perfect Ivy record and earned another conference championship. But Penn (9-8, 3-4) had already clinched its first winning record since 2006 and most Ivy victories since ‘08.
11/02/12 12:39am
Penn (9-7, 3-3 Ivy) will travel to No. 2 Princeton (15-1, 6-0) to face its old rival in their classic season finale matchup.
11/01/12 1:54am
Saturday, Penn field hockey will face a Princeton squad which has been bolstered by the return of senior Katie Reinprecht, who took last year off to represent Team USA in the Olympics.
10/28/12 8:31pm

Field hockey seniors win Franklin Field finale

The Quakers’ seniors closed Franklin Field in style with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over Brown on Sunday.
10/26/12 12:26am

Field hockey to honor former captain Sunday

This homecoming weekend, the Quakers will pay tribute to former captain Kate Gray, who is undergoing her final round of chemotherapy to treat chondroblastic osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
10/24/12 11:10pm
The Quakers (8-7, 2-3 Ivy) snapped a six-game losing streak to the Wildcats (6-12) and an eight-game losing streak at Villanova. Before Wednesday, the Red and Blue’s last victory at Villanova came in 1994. But the Quakers weren’t worried about history.
10/24/12 12:40am

Field hockey overcomes early deficit in 3-2 win

Penn responded to an early deficit and pulled out a 3-2 win on the road at Yale. The Quakers finished their Connecticut trip the next day, falling 4-2 to Fairfield.
10/18/12 1:36am
Only one win that separates this season’s Penn field hockey team from tying its overall win record from the past two seasons combined.
10/17/12 12:27am
In the best season of her collegiate career, senior Kyle deSandes-Moyer is finally seeing her years of hard work pay off.
10/14/12 10:18pm

Quakers fall in double-overtime thriller

On Friday, Penn field hockey fell to Columbia at Franklin Field, 3-2, in double overtime.
10/11/12 10:17pm
Although the Red and Blue have won seven of the last 10 against the Lions, they lost last year on the road by a score of 5-1.
10/07/12 10:54pm

Offense dominates in Penn field hockey win

Field hockey sophomore Emily Corcoran netted her first goal of the season and Penn’s final score of Sunday’s game as the Quakers beat Radford, 4-0.
10/05/12 1:40am

Field hockey looks to stay on the right side of .500

The Red and Blue are coming off a two-game road swing and hoping home-field advantage will help set them straight after dropping two consecutive games. They are currently 3-1 on their home turf.
10/04/12 12:57am
Penn held tight to Lafayette throughout the first half, with the Leopards carrying a 2-1 lead into halftime. Ultimately though, Lafayette pulled away from the Quakers during a five-minute span early in the second.
10/03/12 1:53am

Penn scoring attack led by veterans, rookies alike

Hasson and Hitti form the core of a Penn offense that has, despite a recent setback at Dartmouth, been productive this season, scoring four or more goals in each of the team’s five victories.
10/01/12 1:05am
Saturday afternoon, the Penn field hockey team fell at Dartmouth, 2-0, snapping its two-game winning streak.
09/27/12 10:59pm

Sokach shining as first-year starter for Penn field hockey

First-year starting goalie Carly Sokach will put her instincts to the test Saturday when the Quakers (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) visit Dartmouth (4-4, 1-1) for one of their toughest challenges of the season.
09/26/12 12:27am
Colleen Fink was brought in to be the head coach in 2010 after a successful venture at nearby Haverford College. There, she took the Fords from 10th place to fifth in the Division III Centennial Conference — propelling the program from irrelevance to the playoffs.
09/25/12 1:09am
Plans are in motion to create an AstroTurf field for Penn’s field hockey program, to be located just south of Rhodes Field.
09/24/12 1:15am
Penn goalkeeper Carly Sokach saved a penalty stroke with 12 minutes left against Harvard Saturday, and the Quakers ultimately prevailed for their first Ivy win of the year.
09/21/12 1:32am
The Crimson, who will take on the Quakers at Franklin Field on Saturday morning, have scored just three goals in five games so far this season.
09/20/12 1:18am
Elizabeth Hitti’s goal with just over five minutes remaining gave Penn a 4-3 win over La Salle and the oh-so-desperate boost it needed heading into its Ivy home opener against Harvard on Saturday.
09/17/12 1:38am

Penn field hockey falls in Ivy opener to Cornell

Big Red junior Hannah Balleza recorded her first career hat trick, notching three goals in the game’s first 22 minutes.
09/13/12 12:35am
Rider’s stifling defense kept the Red and Blue (3-2) out of goalkeeper Alicia Carthan’s cage altogether, putting an end to a streak of four games with two scores or more for the Quakers.
09/12/12 12:39am
Penn, which has already scored 16 goals through four games, will host Rider at Franklin Field on Wednesday night and look to avenge last season’s 7-1 loss to the Broncs.
09/11/12 12:13am
But despite less-than-ideal conditions, Fink and her team have only prevailed. In 2011, Penn went 3-14 on the season. Four games into 2012, the Quakers have three wins and more goals than they had in their first 12 outings last year.
09/10/12 12:04am
The Quakers fell short of achieving a team goal of beginning the year 4-0, but the 3-1 start is still the program’s best since 1997.
09/05/12 12:18am
With just two matches under their belts, the Quakers are already 2-0 and off to their best start since 1997 after defeating Lehigh and Towson in a pair of weekend games at Franklin Field.
04/04/12 12:34am

Joke Issue: Field Hockey to get new field

On Tuesday, Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky announced he would be installing an AstroTurf field in the Penn Park space between the tennis courts and the South Street Bridge.
11/08/11 11:34pm
In a short two-month span, the Red and Blue went from a 7-0 opening loss to American to playing powerhouse Princeton to a tie for most of the season’s final game.
11/07/11 10:06pm
Against the six-time defending Ivy champs, the Red and Blue were the ultimate underdog against Princeton — and they went the distance. The fact that the Quakers ultimately lost, 3-0, almost doesn’t matter
11/04/11 12:23am
Friday night at Franklin Field, Penn has a chance to play spoiler in its season finale against Princeton, whose top four players have taken a leave of absence this season to play with the U.S. National Olympic Team.
10/30/11 11:03pm

Field hockey's confidence key in comeback victory

This mentality played directly into the Penn field hockey team’s win over Brown, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon in Providence, R.I.
10/27/11 10:43pm
A problem Penn often faces when it travels to play a team with an AstroTurf field is that it needs to practice on AstroTurf, the default playing surface in Division I field hockey. Unfortunately for the Quakers, Franklin Field is composed of Sprinturf.
10/27/11 1:47am
Despite an early 1-0 lead, the Penn field hockey team fell to nonconference powerhouse Rider, 7-1, Wednesday in Lawrenceville, N.J.
10/23/11 11:47pm
Despite a halftime lead, Penn field hockey fell to first-place Yale, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Franklin Field.
10/21/11 1:08am
Sunday, Yale field hockey brings its Ivy League-leading offense to Philadelphia to take on a Penn team that has been on an offensive surge.
10/16/11 10:49pm
On Friday, the fell to Columbia, 5-1, in New York. Two days later, however, they came out firing against Appalachian State at Franklin Field to win, 5-2.
10/14/11 12:20am
With eight freshmen on the roster this season, the Penn field hockey team had an uncertain outlook. Its freshmen, however, may have provided the largest contribution of any class so far this year.
10/13/11 12:20am

Penn field hockey falls behind early, can't catch up in 4-3 loss

Down 4-1 midway through the first half Wednesday at Lehigh, the Quakers clawed their way back to within one, but fell, 4-3.
10/02/11 11:06pm
Two goals weren’t enough for Penn, as Dartmouth came back from a 2-1 halftime deficit to win, 4-2, Saturday at Franklin Field.
09/29/11 1:03am
Fink has had a rough one-and-a-half seasons as head coach, but when it comes to overtime, she is a perfect 3-0.
09/28/11 12:07am
Caroline Olt, a senior and co-captain, and her sister, Olivia, a sophomore, both describe their relationship as “very close.” Two years ago, when Olivia was being recruited to play college field hockey, the choice was clear.
09/26/11 1:54pm

Harvard's second-half barrage sinks field hockey

Harvard scored three goals in the opening five minutes of the second half Saturday, and the Quakers’ short-lived Ivy League winning streak came to an abrupt end as they fell, 4-1, in Cambridge, Mass.
09/22/11 12:43am
The Wildcats outshot the Quakers, 18-6, over the course of the game.
09/18/11 11:41pm
It was halftime of a scoreless battle, and an upbeat Colleen Fink had only one message for the Penn field hockey team: score first. As the second half began, the Quakers generated chance after chance.
09/16/11 1:05am

Fresh slate for Penn field hockey as Ivy season begins

A fresh start awaits the Penn field hockey team this Saturday when it kicks off its Ivy League season against Cornell.
09/11/11 11:47pm
In field hockey, opportunities can come in shots and penalty corners, but ultimately the only statistic that matters is the number of shots put in the back of the net.
09/07/11 11:11pm
Entering her second season, coach Colleen Fink believes last year, although difficult, was a necessary step in the direction of building a winning team.