PHILADELPHIA - The Penn field hockey team became No. 16 Drexel's eighth straight victim, losing to the Dragons 7-0 Wednesday night at Buckley Field.
Drexel (11-3) wasted no time getting on the board Wednesday, scoring its first goal just 1:13 into the contest when Susan Ciufo dribbled in and blasted a shot past Penn goalkeeper Danielle Rothman. Ciufo scored again 11 minutes later, being led on a breakaway by Amanda Fleischut.
Elizabeth Koch had an unasssisted goal at the 16:38 mark, then more than 16 minutes passed before the Dragons scored once more before halftime when Ashley Santee netted a deflection off a short corner. Kim Tunell was credited with an assist.
In the second half, Drexel got goals at the 49:26 mark (Christina Mastropaolo from Fleischut), another one just over two minutes later (Fleischut unassisted), and then its seventh and final goal just three minutes after that (Mariel Marinelli unassisted).
Penn is back in action Friday night at Delaware at 7 p.m., then returns home for an Ivy League game with Columbia Sunday at 1 p.m.