PHILADELPHIA--After a thrilling overtime win against No. 13 Dartmouth, the game’s hero, Becca Edwards, was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. It was her first of the season and Penn’s second consecutive weekly honor. Senior Hilary Renna was also named to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll.
Edwards was the hero against Dartmouth, scoring the game-winning goal with a heads up play in overtime to give Penn a big Ivy win. The senior also won the pivotal opening draw in the second overtime to help Penn drain time off the clock and secure the victory against the upset-minded Big Green. Edwards also added an assist to Penn’s first goal, feeding Ali DeLuca for the tally. She gathered three ground balls and led the team in shots. Her efforts helped maintain Penn’s undefeated streak at 11-0 and 5-0 in the Ivy League.
Renna also had a tall order to fill Saturdayshut down Dartmouth's explosive Kat Collins. Equal to the task, Renna caused Collins to make two turnovers. More impressive, Collins entered the game averaging three goals a game, but she never beat Renna. Collins scored after another defender fouled her and she converted the free position opportunity which turned out to be her only shot in the game. Renna leads the nation’s stingiest defense that is allowing just 4.86 goals per game.
Edwards, Renna and the Quakers have another large task waiting Wednesday night when No. 3 Penn hosts its archrival No. 7 Princeton at Franklin Field at 7 p.m.