Dartmouth Visits Field Hockey Saturday

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PHILADELPHIA - Field hockey battled long into the night on Wednesday, but their time would be well spent when Helene Caniglia found the back of the net in the second overtime against La Salle. The win was Penn's second of the year as Penn improved to 3-0 during overtime games under Colleen Fink. The Quakers will now be looking for their second consecutive victory and their second Ivy League victory. Dartmouth (6-3, 2-0 Ivy) comes into the game following a tough 4-3 defeat on a late goal to Vermont. Prior to that game, the Big Green had won four in a row.

Penn vs. Dartmouth - Saturday, October 1 - 7:15 p.m.

Tracking the Action: The Penn Sports Network will be providing live video from Franklin Field on Wednesday night. Live Stats will also be available.

Playing at Franklin Field...

*The game with Dartmouth will be the second of the current three-game home stand.

*Penn is an even 2-2 at Franklin Field this season with victories over Cornell and La Salle.

*The Quakers have won two of their last three Ivy League games at Franklin Field and four of their last seven games overall.

The Series vs. Dartmouth...

*Penn is 19-13-3 all-time versus Dartmouth.

*The Quakers have outscored the Big Green 72-64 in the all-time series.

*The Big Green have beaten Penn in each of the last three seasons.

*Penn's last win in the series came at home in 2007 by a final of 5-1. In the 2009 game at Franklin Field, the Quakers took Dartmouth to overtime, but fell 2-1.

*The Quakers are 12-4-1 in home games against Dartmouth and have outscored the Big Green 41-20 in games played at Penn.

*Penn has won four of the last five games played at Franklin Field with the lone defeat coming in the overtime loss.

Scouting Dartmouth...

*Dartmouth received one vote in the September 27 NFHCA Top-20 poll.

*The Big Green lead the Ivy League in shots, goals, and assists.

*Eight different players have scored a goal for Dartmouth this season.

*Kelly Hood comes into the game with an Ivy League leading 10 goals and 25 points on the season.

*Ali Savage (7 goals) and Meghan Everett (5 goals) are second and third on the team in goals scored.

*Lisa Masini, Maya Herm, and Samantha McPherson all have three goals for the Big Green.

*Masini leads the Ivy League in assists with 10 through nine games.

*Janine Leger, Herm, and Hood each have four assists on the season.

*Hood leads Ivy League in shots with 63, more than double anybody else on Dartmouth.

*Nine players have recorded more than 10 shots per game.

*As an offensive unit, the Big Green average 23.4 shots per game.

*Dartmouth averages exactly nine penalty corners per game, second most in the Ivy League.

*Liz Blanken has made Dartmouth's only two defensive saves on the year.

*Meagan Vakiener has started all nine games in goal this season. She has a save percentage of .691 and a goals against average of 2.59.

The Penn attack...

*Finding the back of the goal on the penalty corner in the second overtime against La Salle, freshman Helene Caniglia became the third Penn player this season to record her second goal.

*Freshman Emily Corcoran and sophomore Julie Tahan also have two goals each this season.

*Kirstin Snyder, who assisted Caniglia on the game-winner Wednesday, has a team-high two assists.

*Corcoran, Caniglia, and Tahan each have one assist and are tied for the team lead in points with five.

*It took 87-plus minutes on Wednesday night, but Penn found the back of the net against La Salle for the overtime winner. This marked the seventh consecutive game that the Quakers have scored.

*Last season, Penn did not have a team scoring streak that extended past three games. The most goals it had in a seven game span last season was 11.

*Penn is averaging exactly seven penalty corner attempts per game, fourth most in the Ivy League.

*Ten Quakers have gotten a shot off this season. Amelia Cohen became the 10th player to record a shot when she came off of the bench against La Salle.

*Following her seven shot outburst against La Salle, Tahan leads the team in shots with 24 and shots on goal with 16. Tahan is currently ranked seventh in the Ivy League in both of these categories. She has recorded a shot in each of Penn's eight games this season.

*Snyder is second on the team in shots with 18. She also has 13 shots on goal. She has recorded a shot in six of Penn's last seven games.

*Corcoran has taken 17 shots this season with 13 on goal. She has recorded a shot in six of the last seven games. 13 of her 17 total shots have come in the last four games.

*Sarah Hasson has started the last four games and has a total of four shots this season.

*Alex Iqbal has a shot on goal in six of the last seven games. She has taken 11 shots this season.

*Sunny Stirewalt has one shot on goal after seeing her first action of the season against Harvard last weekend.

*Penn has scored six of its seven goals in the second half or overtime of games this season.

*Penn is averaging over 10 shots a game this season. The Quakers have had 10-plus shots as a team in five of their last seven games.

*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have each started all eight games this season for Penn. Kyle deSandes-Moyer, Cohen, and Hasson have played in all eight games this season.

The Penn defense...

*Kieran Sweeney recorded her second shutout of the season against La Salle on Wednesday. This was her fifth shutout of her career.

*Sweeney is the only goalie in the Ivy League to record multiple shutouts so far this season.

*After tying a career-high in saves with 12 in the shutout, Sweeney is now second in the Ivy League is saves with 59.

*Following the 87-plus minutes of shutout play, Sweeney's goals against average dropped to 2.12, third best in the Ivy League. She also has a save percentage of .787, which is also third-best in the Ivies.

*With two defensive saves by Helene Caniglia and Katherine Cook in the game against La Salle, Penn now has six on the season which is the most in the Ivy League.

*Penn has two of the five players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.

*Mandy Epstein and Caniglia are each tied for second in the Ivies with two defensive saves each.

*Freshmen MaryRose Croddick and Cook each have one defensive save.

*Cook's start against La Salle was the first of her collegiate career. She has now played in each of the last five games.

*With Cook starting against La Salle, six freshmen have started a game for Penn this season.

*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick has started every game this season. Sweeney has started all but the first game and goal and has played all but 49 minutes this season.

Looking ahead: After the Ivy League game against Dartmouth, Penn will have a week off before it completes the three-game home stand. After Dartmouth, Penn will not be in action until next Sunday, October 9 against UC Davis in a 10 a.m. game at Franklin Field.