Dartmouth just doesn’t have an answer to Alexa Schneck.
The junior midfielder kept up her hot streak for Penn field hockey, finding the back of the goal twice and adding an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory against the Big Green. The junior fired off a season-high six shots against the Big Green, five of which were on goal.
After not scoring in the team’s first six games, Schneck has been in top form recently. This weekend brought Schneck to a team-high six goals on the season, including five in the last three games.
Schneck has come up especially clutch against Dartmouth; this game resulted in her second overtime winner against the New Hampshire school.
The Reading, Pa. native played a part in all three of the Red and Blue’s goals on Saturday. In the last minute of the first half, she found sophomore forward Erin Quinn in front of the goal with a cross for the game’s opening score.
With the game tied 1-1 in the second half, Schneck confidently smashed home a penalty stroke to put the Quakers back in front, but she wasn’t done there.
In the fourth minute of double-overtime and with the game deadlocked at 2-2, Schneck took a feed off a corner from senior forward Sofia Palacios and fired it into the goal for the game winner. The score ensured a good-spirited bus ride back, but more importantly got the Quakers back in winning form right when they needed it most.
Peaking at the right time for the Red and Blue, Schneck’s performance earned her DP Sports Player of the Week and brings momentum to the team as they travel to Lafayette on Monday.