PHILADELPHIA - Erin Brennan was dominant on Wednesday night for the Penn women's lacrosse team and on Saturday she was clutch as the Quakers erased a five-goal deficit in an overtime win over Harvard. The one thing both performances had in common -- they were historic. On Monday, Brennan was justly honored as the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week.
Against Rutgers on Wednesday, Brennan recorded nine total points as the Quakers downed the Scarlet Knights, 15-7. Brennan picked up seven assists in the win, setting a new program record for assists in a single game. Six of those helpers came in the second half, factoring in on all but one of Penn's second-half tallies.
After accomplishing something no other Penn women's lacrosse player had done prior on Wednesday, Brennan joined another exclusive club on Saturday when she eclipsed the 100-goal mark in No. 9 Penn's 14-13 win over Harvard in overtime.
Brennan's first of three goals on the day was her 100th and she added two more along the way to reach 103 career goals and become just the seventh player in Penn history to reach 100 career goals. penn needed all of those goals to extend its winning streak over Harvard to 12 games, including Brennan's third of the day which gave Penn a 13-12 lead early in overtime.
The Quakers are 3-1 this season and Brennan is tops in the Ivy League with 12 assists and her 5.25 points=per-game is second in the Ancient Eight. The Red and Blue head to Yale on Saturday (1 p.m.) looking to improve to 2-0 inside the Ivy League.