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.
Senior Emily Corcoran and freshman Alexa Hoover scored two goals apiece on attack while senior goalkeeper Allison Weisenfels made three saves to preserve the victory.
After a solid opening weekend at Vagelos Field, Penn field hockey will look to use two more nonconference games to shape into form ahead of Ivy play.
On Friday, the Red and Blue overwhelmed Lehigh with six second half goals in a 9-1 triumph, before falling to Bucknell on Sunday in a defensive slugfest, 1-0.
The follow-up to a thrilling campaign that fell just short of an Ivy League title begins Friday for Penn Field Hockey, who will face Lehigh (0-2) at Ellen Vagelos field.
Two weeks away from their season opener, as the Red and Blue welcome six freshmen to the roster, the Quakers will be forced to deal with the loss of significant depth from last year’s team.
When Christina Benvenuti committed to Penn as a senior in high school, she could have never predicted how her next four years would unfold.
In a nutshell, this season we found an amazing new home at Ellen Vagelos C’90 Field , broke a school scoring record and had four incredible seniors who started their careers 3-14 and finished it 13-4.
With women’s and men’s soccer, field hockey and football trying to hang onto their postseason hopes and men’s hoops tipping off for the first time all season, our staff followed every high and low point of Homecoming weekend, minute-by-minute.
In a season where Penn field hockey made a significant leap forward, it could not take the final step.
Saturday at noon, Penn (13-3, 5-1 Ivy) takes on No. 9 Princeton in the de facto Ivy League Championship game in which the winner takes the crown.
The win over Brown keeps the Quakers (13-3, 5-1 Ivy) just a game behind first place in the Ancient Eight, setting up a winner-take-all matchup with first-place Princeton next weekend.
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.