PHILADELPHIA - The Penn field hockey team drew first blood Sunday against Temple, but the Owls got that goal back and then added three more to take a 4-1 decision Sunday afternoon at Geasey Field.
The Owls improved to 6-8 overall, while Penn fell to 1-9.
Annie Matthews put the Quakers up in the ninth minute, taking the ball in from the top of the circle before finishing an unassisted effort.
Temple drew level in the 23rd minute off a penalty corner. Katie Briglia scored the goal, with Taryn Nichols and Kaylee Keener providing the assists. The Owls then scored amidst another penalty corner five minutes later, this time Briglia setting up Bridget Settles.
A killer goal came with just five second left before halftime, when Settles set up Caryn Lambright for Temple's third goal. Settles then connected on a penalty stroke 10 minutes into the second half to close out the scoring.
Temple outshot Penn, 25-5, as the Quakers' Danielle Rothman made six saves in the game. At the other end, Penn put three other shots on goal -- two by Laurel McGarvie, one by Kirstin Snyder -- that were saved by Temple goalkeeper Sarah Dalrymple.
Penn is in action three times this coming week. The Quakers are at Drexel Wednesday night at 7, then at Delaware Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Penn will host Columbia in its first Ivy League game in two weeks.