Next Monday, the pages of Sports Illustrated will contain a face very familiar to Penn field hockey: Jasmine Cole.
With the stands packed with family, Sunny Stirewalt delivered a performance to remember.
Sandwiched between two of its biggest games of the season, the Penn women’s field hockey team takes a break from its Ivy League slate on Wednesday to take on Philadelphia rival Villanova at Ellen Vagelos Field.
After a full regulation and two overtimes of scoreless play, senior Julie Tahan scored the deciding goal on Penn’s final shootout opportunity to give the Quakers a 1-0 win over Yale (6-8, 2-3 Ivy), and keep Ivy League hopes alive for the Red and Blue (11-3, 4-1).
While the Elis (6-7, 2-2 Ivy) have been in the middle of the pack, Penn (10-3, 3-1) has already surpassed its win total from last season.
After losing a 3-2 overtime thriller to Columbia last season, the Quakers suffered a very similar result on Friday in New York, falling to the Lions 4-3 in overtime.
The Red and Blue travel to New York to take on Columbia, a team that was just blown out 6-0 by Albany. The Lions (5-7, 1-2 Ivy) are among six teams in the conference with a 1-2 record, with the lone exceptions being the undefeated Quakers (9-2, 3-0 Ivy) and the Tigers.
Five different Quakers scored as Penn (9-2, 3-0 Ivy) beat UMass-Lowell (1-13), 5-0, on Sunday afternoon.
For the second time in just four days, it took an overtime game-winning goal from junior Emily Corcoran to give Penn a ‘W,’ this time at Rider, 4-3.
Emily Corcoran, the team’s second-leading scorer split two defenders at the top of the circle, put a spin move on another and fired a low, net-seeking shot to give the Quakers (7-2, 3-0 Ivy) their best start in Ivy play since 1995.
After the Quakers were shut out for the first time all year, falling to Lafayette, 4-0, coach Colleen Fink held her team for 20 minutes.
Jasmine Cole and Elise Tilton are just freshmen, but they’re playing like they’ve been at this for a while.
Even away from Ellen Vagelos field, Penn field hockey keeps adding on to its string of success, beating Harvard, 1-0.
The Quakers now enjoy a three-game winning streak after a 3-2 victory over La Salle.
The Quakers couldn’t have come out of the afternoon looking much better in their inaugural match at the new Vagelos Field, notching a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Big Red.
For Penn field hockey’s Helene Caniglia, going home and visiting the family doesn’t necessarily mean a break from athletics. The current junior midfield has four siblings, all of whom played or currently plays a sport in college.
In their second game of the season on Friday, Penn delivered a forceful offensive performance against Saint Joseph’s. The impressive 5-2 victory was highlighted by a hat trick from speedy freshman Jasmine Cole. But on Sunday, the Red and Blue couldn’t get off to the same hot start, losing 2-1 to Bucknell
Penn’s emerging freshman attack Jasmine Cole put up a hat trick to lead the Quakers to a 5-2 victory on the road against city rival St. Joseph’s.
With a game Friday at winless St. Joseph’s (0-4) and a Sunday matchup at .500 Bucknell (2-0), this weekend represents an opportunity for the Quakers to head into the Ivy League season with a winning record, potentially even an undefeated one.
Sophomore Elizabeth Hitti has always loved hockey, but it hasn’t always been the kind played on turf.
Coming off of a 9-8 campaign from a year ago, the Penn women’s field hockey team showed numerous characteristics of a team that has what it takes to win in its thrilling 5-4 victory over Lehigh in its 2013 season opener.
With committed players and a talented coach like Fink, anything is possible for this year’s Quakers.
The first field hockey-only field in Penn history will be complete with AstroTurf and ready for the Quakers this fall.
After years of being pushed aside by Penn, the field hockey program is finally getting a home of its own.
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.
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.
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.
The Quakers’ seniors closed Franklin Field in style with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over Brown on 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.
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.
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.
Only one win that separates this season’s Penn field hockey team from tying its overall win record from the past two seasons combined.
In the best season of her collegiate career, senior Kyle deSandes-Moyer is finally seeing her years of hard work pay off.
On Friday, Penn field hockey fell to Columbia at Franklin Field, 3-2, in double overtime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday afternoon, the Penn field hockey team fell at Dartmouth, 2-0, snapping its two-game winning streak.
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.
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.
Plans are in motion to create an AstroTurf field for Penn’s field hockey program, to be located just south of Rhodes Field.
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.
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.
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.
Big Red junior Hannah Balleza recorded her first career hat trick, notching three goals in the game’s first 22 minutes.
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.
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.
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.