Well, this one stings.
Well, this one stings.
For the Quakers, it’s Tiger-taming time again.
Penn field hockey is going big game hunting.
As Bo Jackson once said, “Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there.”
Tallying a 4-1 record in such closely contested games shows that Penn is capable of literally running circles around its opponents deep into games. This level of fitness and stamina is new for the Quakers, thanks to a revamped strength and conditioning program and the help of Penn Athletics’ new SpartaTrac training system.
For Penn field hockey, a result like Tuesday night’s beat-down of Drexel was anything but imperative.
A short memory can be a useful tool in the sporting world. And as Penn field hockey readies itself for a crosstown match with Drexel this Wednesday, a little forgetfulness will go a long way.
Another overtime game, another conference win for Penn field hockey.
For the third Ivy League game in a row, the Quakers needed overtime to get the result they wanted, this time making Dartmouth the victims of their extra time heroics, winning 3-2 in incredible fashion.
Penn (9-1, 3-0 Ivy) dominated the first half, out-shooting Dartmouth (4-6, 0-3) 16-4 by the end of the period.
Penn field hockey rode another exceptional Alexa Hoover performance to its eighth win of the season, toppling Lafayette, 5-0, in a midweek non-conference matchup at Vagelos Field.
This past weekend marked the first time in 2015 that each of the Red and Blue's fall sports teams were in action.
Despite a forgettable record and the loss of six seniors in 2014, Penn field hockey looks poised to make waves in the upcoming season.
With a satisfying victory on Senior Day in the rearview mirror, Penn field hockey will wrap up its 2014 campaign on Saturday when it heads to Princeton to take on its rival in the season finale.
The Quakers lost an overtime heartbreaker to Columbia on Saturday but rebounded to pick up an impressive 5-0 victory over Longwood on Sunday.
The Quakers dropped Thursday’s nonconference pairing with Monmouth, 4-2, the second straight loss for a Penn team that now drops below the .500 mark to 4-5. All five losses have been by two goals or less.
Over the past two weeks, Penn field hockey has dived headfirst into Ivy play, winning one of their first three conference contests. This weekend, though, the Quakers will get a break from the Ancient Eight grind.
Unfortunately for the Red and Blue, the cold, rainy elements and a strong Dartmouth team proved to be too much to overcome, as Penn fell, 5-3, in Hanover.
The Red and Blue played a Saturday matinee against Harvard at Ellen Vagelos Field and took down the Crimson for Penn’s first Ivy victory, 4-1.
Despite an impressive showing on defense from Penn as well as a vigorous pace of play from the very outset of the match, Cornell tragically bested the visiting Quakers 1-0.
Penn field hockey’s season has started off with some exciting play, but it promises to bring even more excitement as the team looks towards its first Ivy League game of the season.
The Red and Blue (2-2) began the weekend with a strong 4-2 win against Fairfield, but gave up two late goals in a losing effort against Liberty.