Field Hockey Makes Final Road Trip to Brown
PHILADELPHIA - After finishing up the non-conference portion of the schedule against the nation's top offense, field hockey will play its final road contest of the 2011 season this weekend against Brown. The Quakers extended their scoring streak to 14 consecutive games against Rider and have scored first in each of the last three games. Brown is coming off its best game offensively, taking down Holy Cross 7-1.
Penn vs. Brown - Saturday, October 29 - Noon
The series with Brown...
*Penn is 23-8-2 all-time against Brown, including a road record of 12-3-1. The Quakers have outscored Brown 67-32 in the all-time series and 33-11 in road games.
*Last season, Brown came away with a 3-2 win at Franklin Field over Penn. The Bears win snapped a four-game winning streak by the Quakers.
*Brown has not won back-to-back games against Penn since the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
*Last season against the Bears, Julie Tahan netted one of Penn's two goals on the season and took a total of seven shots, four on goal.
*Nine players have scored a goal for Brown this Season. The Bears have won three of their last six games.
*Meghan O'Donnell has a team-high seven goals and 15 points.
*Leslie Springmeyer, Abigail Taft, and Torie Stearns all have four goals, while Clayton Christus, Bridget McNamara, and Kit Masini all have three goals.
*Avery Burns has two goals and a team-high seven assists.
*Christus leads the team in shots (36) and shots on goal (26).
*The Bears are averaging 12.9 shots and 5.8 penalty corners per game.
*Brown is allowing 21.2 shots and 9.5 penalty corners per game.
*The Bears are tied for third in the Ivy League with four defensive saves.
*McNamara has made three defensive saves, while Liza Green has one defensive save.
*Shannon McSweeney has played every minute in goal this season. She ranks first in the Ivy League in total saves (131) and second in the Ivies and fifth in the nation in saves per game (8.7).
The Penn attack...
*Penn has scored first in each of the last three games, but has just the win over UC Davis to show for their consistency. The Quakers have now scored a goal in 14 straight games. This is the 13th longest active streak in Division I and Penn's longest streak since a 22 game streak started on September 24, 2006 and carried through October 12, 2007.
*Twelve different players have taken a shot for Penn this year. The Quakers have taken 10-plus shots in eight different games this season. Freshman Camille Parry became the 12th member of the squad to record a shot in the game against Rider.
*The Quakers have now scored exactly 10 goals in both the first and second halves, along with one goal in overtime.
*Penn is taking over seven penalty corners per game this season, third best in the Ivy League.
*Senior Kirstin Snyder scored the opening goal against Rider, her fourth of the season. Snyder now has three goals in the last four games and a point in four of the last five games. She has seven total points in that five game span.
*Julie Tahan owns the team-high in goals (6), assists (7), points (19), shots (53), and shots on goal (34). She assisted on Snyder's opening goal against Rider. She ranks fourth in the Ivy League in assists and is tied for ninth in points. She is also third in Ivies in total shots. Tahan is the only Penn player to record a shot in every game this season and is averaging 4.7 shots over the last six games.
*Helene Caniglia has four goals this season on seven shots. She also has two assists. After recording her first point of the season against Lafayette, Caniglia has never gone more than two games without tallying a point.
*Alex Iqbal also has three goals this season to go along with two assists. Iqbal has taken a shot in each of the last 10 games and has a point in three of her last five games.
*Emily Corcoran has two goals and two assists. She is third on the team in shots (29) and tied for second in shots on goal (21). She has taken a shot in eight of the last 11 games.
*Sarah Hasson has started each of the last 11 games for Penn. She has a recorded a point in three of the last seven games. Both of her goals have come in the past seven games. During that span she has taken six shots.
*Kyle deSandes-Moyer has started 11 games and played in a total of 14 games this season. She has taken three shots.
*Abigail Egan recorded her first assist of the season against Appalachian State. The captain has seen time in 10 games this season and has one shot on goal in addition to her assist.
*Amelia Cohen has played in all 15 games this season, starting three. She has taken three shots with one on goal.
*Sunny Stirewalt has seen playing time in four games this season. She has taken a shot in every other game that she has seen playing time in.
*MaryRose Croddick has one shot this season after coming up from her defensive position to record her first and only shot against Lehigh.
*Katherine Cook has played in 10 games this season. She made her fourth start of the season, and second straight, against Rider.
*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have started all 15 games this season for Penn. Cohen and Hasson have both played in every game this season.
The Penn defense...
*Kieran Sweeney is one of two Ivy League goalies to record a shutout this season. She is third in the Ivy League in saves (104), fifth in save percentage (.732) and seventh in goals against average (2.84).
*Carly Sokach played the final 47:47 in the game against Rider. This was the most minutes she has seen since her season-opening start against American. She has a save percentage of .607 and a goals against average of 5.84. She made a season-high eight saves last game. For the season, she has 17 saves overall, 10th most in the Ivy League.
*Penn has made eight defensive saves this season; second most in the Ivy League to Columbia's 12.
*The Quakers have three of the 10 players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.
*The back line defensive of 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.
eight players have started all 15 games for Penn this season. Eleven players
have played in every game this season.
freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season, while seven have
seen playing time. Looking ahead:
The game with Brown will be the final road trip that Penn will have to make in
2011. After this weekend, just one more game awaits in the 2011 season. The Quakers will be at home for that game next Friday night when
Princeton comes to town for Senior Night.
*Six freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season, while seven have seen playing time.
Looking ahead: The game with Brown will be the final road trip that Penn will have to make in 2011. After this weekend, just one more game awaits in the 2011 season. The Quakers will be at home for that game next Friday night when Princeton comes to town for Senior Night.