LYNCHBURG, Va.—Junior Amelia Cohen scored twice to lead the Quakers (3-0) to a 5-4 victory over Liberty (2-3) in Lynchburg, Va. Saturday. The 3-0 start is the program’s best since 1995.
Sunny Stirewalt opened up scoring with a goal off of a rebound in front of the net in the 12th minute for her third of the year.
Liberty’s Megan Johnson answered back in the 24th minute to tie the score at 1-1.
The Quakers came back strong before halftime with two unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead into the locker room. Cohen scored off a pass from Sarah Hasson in the 27th minute before Hasson got one of her own just before halftime in the 34th minute.
Penn picked up where it left off in the first half as Cohen scored her second of the day to give the Quakers a 4-1 lead.
Trailing by 3, Natalie Barr scored twice in a row for the Flames to bring Liberty within one, but that was as close as it would get for the game. Julie Tahan scored in her third straight game to make it 5-3.
Erin Bartley scored the final goal for the Flames. Liberty had two penalty corners in the last minute by sophomore goalkeeper Carly Sokach and her defense preserved the Quaker win.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Red and Blue. The Quakers play tomorrow against Appalachian State (1-3) at 1 p.m. Follow the action on Twitter: @QuakerFH.