Senior day is fast approaching for Penn field hockey at Ellen Vagelos Field, presenting the opportunity for the squad to send off its six seniors and jump above .500 on the season.
In a game characterized by Penn field hockey looking both
strong at times and vulnerable at others, the Quakers began to build a winning
streak against a local rival on Tuesday.
We analyze what makes the difference between a win and a loss for Penn field hockey
Getting away for the weekend, Penn field hockey traveled to New Haven and overcame an early deficit to beat Yale, 2-1.
The Quakers (5-7, 1-3 Ivy), having dropped their previous four matches, notched an impressive nonconference victory with a 5-0 win over Longwood.
Seniors Helene Caniglia and MaryRose Croddick have been there every step of the way as the program has reinvented itself and gained a new home at Ellen Vagelos Field.
The Quakers lost an overtime heartbreaker to Columbia on Saturday but rebounded to pick up an impressive 5-0 victory over Longwood on Sunday.
As the saying goes, it’s always darkest just before dawn. Penn field hockey will certainly hope that that adage rings true as it prepares to host pair of games against Columbia and Longwood this weekend.
The Quakers dropped two games against Monmouth and Maryland – two tough nonconference opponents – dropping their overall record on the year to 4-6.
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.
Watching senior Allison Weisenfels in goal for Penn field hockey, you wouldn’t expect that she has only played in two games prior this season. What’s even more surprising is that this is her first season as goalkeeper.
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.
On Saturday, the Quakers will look to stay hot and pick up their third straight win when they travel north to take on Dartmouth at noon in Hanover, N.H. and they hope to find another hero in the process.
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.
Penn field hockey, which last defeated Lafayette in 2007, submitted a strong comeback effort on the shoulders of senior Emily Corcoran to topple the Leopards, 4-2, Wednesday evening.
Alexa Hoover, an attack out of Collegeville, Pa., is enjoying one of the best breakout seasons in recent memory for Penn field hockey. She leads the Quakers with six goals through five games and has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week two of the first three weeks of the season.
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 freshman was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday, the second consecutive time that she has earned the honor.