HANOVER, N.H. - The Penn field hockey team ended a lengthy scoreless drought, but it was not nearly enough as the Quakers fell to Dartmouth, 7-1, Saturday afternoon.
The Big Green scored three times in the first 11 minutes of the game, and after Penn got one of them back Dartmouth scored three times again early in the second half to put the game away.
Kelly Hood scored Dartmouth's first two goals, both off penalty corners and both in the first five minutes. Maya Herm made it 3-0 in the 12th minute when she took a pass from Olivia Quaglia and flicked the Penn goaltender.
Kirstin Snyder put Penn on the board at the 18:18 mark, taking advantage of a Big Green miscue and going in alone for the tally. It was Penn's first goal in five games, and the Quakers' first in Ivy League play. The score was 3-1 at the break.
However, Dartmouth's Kelly McHenry scored just four minutes into the second half, and then four minutes after that Samantha McPherson notched a goal. Three minutes later, Hood rebounded a shot for her third goal of the day, and it was 6-1. Quaglia closed out the scoring in the 55th minute.
Kieran Sweeney played seven minutes and made two saves and gave up two goals before giving way to Danielle Rothman, who made five stops and allowed five goals. Dartmouth outshot Penn on the day, 23-7.
Penn returns to action Wednesday, playing at West Chester at 4 p.m.