Field Hockey Dominates in 4-1 Win over Columbia

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*Penn recorded their fourth-straight win with a dominate 4-1 victory over Columbia on Friday afternoon. The victory marked their first win over the Lions dating back to the 2010 season.

*Four different Quakers recorded goals for the Red and Blue in the contest, with Sofia Palacios, Alexa Schneck, Elise Tilton and Alexa Hoover all notching scores. Eight different players provided points for the Red and Blue in total.

*The Quakers improved to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League with the win. They travel to No. 8 Delaware on Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Four different goal scorers and eight different players provided points for the University of Pennsylvania field hockey team as the Quakers tallied a 4-1 victory over the visiting Columbia Lions on Friday afternoon.

With the victory, Penn improved to 9-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Ivy League while Columbia dropped to 6-6 overall and 1-3 in conference. The win marked the fourth-straight for the Quakers as they begin to gain significant momentum with the heart of the Ivy schedule upon them.

The Red and Blue came back from an early 1-0 deficit just seven minutes into the contest to rally to a 3-1 lead at intermission. Despite the early Columbia score at the 7:11 mark, the Quakers held a firm grasp on the contest and dominated time of possession.

In the 19th minute, Sofia Palacios evened the score off a Chelsea Duggan assist from the endline to make it a 1-1 game at the 18:39 mark. Just over eight minutes later, the Red and Blue connected on what would be the the game-winner from Alexa Schneck when she blasted a shot off a penalty corner to increase the Quaker lead to 2-1.

Elise Tilton made it a 3-1 game just prior to the end of the stanza, deflecting a shot from Alexa Hoover into the goal from another penalty corner in the 31st minute. The score would send the Red and Blue into halftime with a 3-1 lead, a 7-3 advantage in shots and a 4-2 lead in corners over their opponents.

Penn continued to pressure coming out of the break and had several opportunities in their offensive circle. Alexa Hoover tallied the final score of the match in the 47th minute off a Gina Guccione assist to put the deflection in the back of the net. The goal would be the final of the contest as the Quakers posted the 4-1 victory.

On the defensive end, Penn goalkeepers Liz Mata and Ava Rosati combined to make three saves in the victory while Columbia’s Kendall Kuntz registered three stops in the loss.

The Quakers return to action on Sunday when they make the short trek to Newark, Del. to face the 8th-ranked Delaware Blue Hens. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.