WASHINGTON, D.C. – A balanced scoring attack propelled No. 16 Penn to a 15-8 win at Georgetown, extending Penn’s winning streak to four.
Six different players scored for Penn – led by Emily Rogers-Healion who had four goals as well as Lely DeSimone and Iris Williamson who each had three. Alex Condon and Brooke Kiley each had two goals for the Quakers while Sarah Barcia added one.
Nina Corcoran added three assists for the Quakers, keeping pace with her assist-per-game average for the season.
Five different Quakers – Condon, DeSimone, Nina Corcoran, Katie Cromie, and Megan Kelly each had two caused turnovers for a Penn defensive group which helped the Quakers negate a 19-8 edge in draw controls for the Hoyas. The Quakers also had the better of it on the ground, scooping up 16 ground balls to 10 for the Hoyas. DeSimone had three GBs, while five Quakers – Katy Junior, Liz Gully, Corcoran, Catherine Dickinson, and Condon – each had two.
In goal, Britt Brown made eight saves – including five in the first half – for her fifth win of the season.
Penn had the better of the first half, scoring five of the game’s first six goals to build a 5-1 lead at the 12:54 mark. Five different Quakers scored in that stretch, a microcosm of the balanced attack Penn put forth all afternoon.
Following a Georgetown goal to make it a 5-2 game, Penn came up with big plays on both sides of the ball to end any Hoya momentum. Britt Brown made a point-blank save, and then Katie Cromie caused a turnover on the second chance look to send the Quakers down field. Less than 30 seconds later, Brooke Kiley fired on the fly for her second of the game to give Penn a 6-2 lead. Less than two minutes later, the lead was 7-3 after Brown made a save on a Hoyas free position and Emilia Lopez-Ona would find Emily Rogers-Healion at the other end for a Penn goal.
With the Hoyas feeling frisky in the second half, the playmaking skills of Nina Corcoran arrived and gave the Quakers complete control. She made pretty passes on back-to-back Penn goals 1:28 apart to turn a 9-5 Penn lead into a comfortable 11-5 advantage. Free position goals from Alex Condon and Iris Williamson with under 20:00 to play made the lead 13-5, and Penn would cruise from there.
Notes: Nina Corcoran now has 87 career assists, tied for second-most all-time by a Quaker … Corcoran also has 146 career points which is eighth-most all-time … Iris Williamson now has 82 career goals, tied for 13th-most all-time by a Penn player … She also has 97 career points, closing in on becoming the 23rd Penn player to reach the 100-point mark … The four goals for Emily Rogers-Healion and two goals for Brooke Kiley were career highs … Lely DeSimone’s four caused turnovers tie a career high … Penn is 3-1 all-time against Georgetown, with wins in the last three meetings.
Penn completes its three-game road swing with a game at No. 18 Towson on March 19 at 3 p.m.