LYNCHBURG, Va. – Freshman Elizabeth Hitti scored once and added an assist in the Quakers’ (3-1) first loss of the season in overtime against Appalachian State (2-3) Sunday afternoon.
Penn would be the first to score, as it has been in every game this season, as Hitti put the ball past Mountaineer goalkeeper Sarah Anderson off an assist from Sarah Hasson to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute.
Four minutes later, Jordyn Warren, the Mountaineers’ leading scorer this season, tied the game at 1-1 off a pass from Jessi Stuart.
The Quakers lit up the scoreboard first in the second half when Hitti found Julie Tahan for her fifth goal of the season to give Penn 2-1 advantage in the 57th minute. Tahan has scored in every game this season and leads the Quakers in goals and shots.
Appalachian State’s Jessi Stuart was able to tie the game at 2-2 in the 66th minute to force overtime.
Tahan had a good opportunity less than one minute into overtime but Anderson made a brilliant save to keep the score even.
Appalachian State capitalized on its only shot in overtime as Casey Lammando scored off a loose ball in front of the goal for the game winner. The sudden death loss handed the Quakers the first loss of the season and a 1-1 record on the Virginia road trip. Penn defeated Liberty 5-4 on Saturday.
Up next, Penn has a midweek matchup Wednesday against Rider. The Quakers and Broncs will face off at 7 p.m. on Franklin Field.