PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn field hockey team closed out the 2010 season Friday night with arguably its toughest opponent to date, sixth-ranked Princeton. The Tigers -- who were looking to clinch their sixth straight Ivy League title in outright fashion -- had little trouble with the Quakers in taking a 10-0 victory.
Penn ends the season with a 3-14 overall record, and went 1-6 in Ivy play. Princeton improved to 13-4 overall and closed out an undefeated conference campaign.
Kathleen Sharkey, who leads the nation in goals and points, had three goals Friday night to lead Princeton, while teammate Michelle Cesan had two. Amanda Bird had a goal and an assist as seven different players scored for the Tigers.
For Penn, Laurel McGarvie had two shots to lead the way. McGarvie, Annie Matthews and Julie Tahan had the Quakers' only efforts on goal. At the other end, Danielle Rothman and Kieran Sweeney split time in goal; Rothman had one save and allowed four goals in the first half, while Sweeney had 10 saves and allowed six goals in the second stanza.