Field Hockey at Home Sunday against Yale
PHILADELPHIA - After scoring five goals against Appalachian State and picking up its third win of the season, field hockey will take on Yale this Sunday (1 p.m.) at Franklin Field. After finishing an eight day stretch that saw the team play four times in that span, Penn will look to pick up right where it left off a week ago following a five goal performance last Sunday. Yale (7-6, 3-1 Ivy) is riding a three-game winning streak and has also been off since last Sunday. The Bulldogs are one of five teams currently in a first-place tie atop the Ivy League standings.
Penn vs. Yale - Sunday, October 23 - 1 p.m.
Playing at Franklin Field...
*Sunday's game will be the second to last home game of the season for Penn.
*All three of the Quakers' wins this season have come on their home turf.
*Penn is 5-5 in its last 10 games at Franklin Field dating back to last season.
The series with Yale...
*Penn is 20-12-1 all-time against Yale, including a 12-5-1 record at home.
*Penn has outscored Yale 64-51 in the all-time series and 38-20 in the games at home.
*Yale has won each of the last two games, but prior to that Penn was on a five-game winning streak (2004-2008) in the series.
*Each of the last two games played at Franklin Field between the two schools have gone to overtime.
*Last season, Yale defeated Penn 10-0.
*Kieran Sweeney made three saves in goal, playing the final 27-plus minutes.
*The Bulldogs currently have the top-ranked offense in the Ivy League. They average 3.8 goals per game.
*Thirteen different players have scored a goal for Yale this season.
*Four players on Yale are ranked in the top-10 in the Ivy League in total points.
*Erin Carter leads the team in goals (12), points (28), shots (51), and shots on goal (34). She is first in the Ivies in both goals and points, while third in shots and shots on goal.
*Carter is 21st in the nation in both goals and points per game.
*Erica Borgo is second in the Ivy League with 13 assists. She is sixth in the country in assists per game.
*Dinah Landshut is second on the team in assists with 10 and has scored three goals.
*Mia Rosati has scored seven times, while current Ivy League Player of the Week Georgia Holland has found the back of the net six times, including four this past week. Taylor Sankovich has scored five goals.
*Two players have scored three goals, while six more have added two goals this season.
*The Bulldogs are averaging a league-best 9.9 penalty corners per game and 20.4 shots per game, second best in the Ivy League.
*The Yale defense is allowing 2.2 goals per game, third-best in the Ivies.
*Holland has the only two defensive saves for Yale this season.
*Emily Cain has started 12 of the 13 games in goal for Yale. She has a save percentage of .754 and a goals against average of 2.20.
The Penn attack...
*The Quakers look to be getting the offense on track late in the season. After scoring three goals last Wednesday at Lehigh, Penn scored five times in the victory over Appalachian State its last time out.
*With the five goals on Sunday, Penn extended its scoring streak to 12 consecutive games with a goal. Only 14 other Division I schools have a longer active streak than Penn. This is the most consecutive games that Penn has scored in since 2007.
*Alex Iqbal was recently named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after recording Penn's first hat trick since 2009 in the win over Appalachian State. She scored her first point of the season with an assist against Lehigh.
*Julie Tahan scored two goals and had a combined three assists against Columbia and Appalachian State. She leads the team in goals (5), assists (6), points (16), shots (47), and shots on goal (29). She is fourth in the Ivies in shots and shots on goal. She is tied for fifth in the league in assists per game and eighth in the league in points per game.
*Helene Caniglia is second on the team in goals with four after scoring the first goal against Appalachian State. She also has two assists for a total of 10 points. Caniglia has been very efficient with her shooting, scoring four times on just six shots. Two of her goals have been game winners.
*Kirstin Snyder is tied for third on the team with three goals after scoring in each of the past two games. She also recorded an assist against Lehigh giving her a point in each of the last three games.
*Emily Corcoran has two goals and two assists this season after tallying a helper against Lehigh. She has taken eight shots in the past three games.
*Junior Sarah Hasson scored her second goal of the season against Lehigh and assisted on a goal in the win over Appalachian State. She has five points and six shots on goal in the last five games. She has started each of the last nine games.
*Abigail Egan tallied her first assist of the season against Appalachian State. The captain has seen time in nine games this season and has one shot on goal.
*Amelia Cohen took a pair of shots against Appalachian State. She now has three shots and one shot on goal. She has played in all 13 games this season, starting three. Both games that Cohen has taken a shot in have been Penn victories.
*Kyle deSandes-Moyer has started 11 of the 13 games this season. Her shot against Lehigh was her third of the season and her first shot on goal.
*Sunny Stirewalt saw action for the third time this season against Appalachian State. She has taken two shots, both on goal, during her playing time this season.
*Katie Harrington has played in nine games, starting one, while Katherine Cook has played in eight games this season, starting two. Camille Parry saw action for the third time this season this past Sunday.
*MaryRose Croddick recorded her first shot of the season against Lehigh coming up from her defensive position.
*Penn is averaging over seven penalty corners per game this season, third best in the Ivy League.
*Eleven different players have taken a shot for Penn this year. This past week, Penn averaged 16.7 shots per game, including a season-high 24 against Lehigh. Penn has taken nine-plus shots in 10 the last 12 games.
*The Quakers are averaging 7.3 penalty corner chances per game, third best in the Ivy League.
*Penn scored twice in the first half against Appalachian State. Of the 19 goals the Quakers have scored this season, 11 have come in the second half or overtime.
*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have each started all 13 games this season for Penn. Cohen, deSandes-Moyer, and Hasson have all played in every game this season.
The Penn defense...
*Senior goalie Kieran Sweeney is one of only two goalies in the Ivy League to record multiple shutouts. She now has three wins this season.
*Sweeney is third in the Ivy League in saves with 93. Her goals against average is currently 2.74 to go along with a save percentage of .736. She is 15th in the country in saves per game and 27th in the nation in save percentage.
*Carly Sokach played the final 35 minutes against Appalachian State in her second action of the season. Her goals against average dropped to 5.83 after the game with her save percentage going up to .562. Despite playing in just two games, Sokach in 10th in the Ivies in saves (9).
*Penn has made seven defensive saves this season; second most in the Ivy League to Columbia's 10.
*The Quakers have three of the seven players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.
*MaryRose Croddick made her second defensive save of the season against Appalachian State.
*Mandy Epstein and Helene Caniglia have also made two defensive saves this season. Croddick, Caniglia, and Epstein are tied for third in the Ivy League in defensive saves.
*Katherine Cook has made one defensive save this season against La Salle.
*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick has started every game this season. Sweeney has started all but the first game in goal.
*Olivia Olt saw her first action of the season in the back against Appalachian State.
*Overall, eight players have started all 13 games for Penn this season. Twelve players have played in all 13 games this season.
*Six freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season, while seven have seen playing time.
Looking ahead: After the Ivy League matchup against Yale, Penn will head back on the road for the final non-conference game against Rider. The game final non-conference will be next Wedneday at 7 p.m. The Quakers will be back on the road in Ivy League play next Saturday at Brown.