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*Penn concluded the weekend with a 3-0 victory over Temple to make the two-game sweep with their contests on Friday and Sunday. The Quakers brought back a 1-0 win over Dartmouth from Hanover, N.H. on Friday afternoon and followed that performance by breaking Temple’s four-game win streak on Sunday.
*Elise Tilton and Alexa Hoover were the goal scorers for today’s match. Hoover tallied two goals, both off of corners, to aid the Quakers in the shutout victory. The Red and Blue improved to 8-3 overall on the season with the win.
*Liz Mata registered her second-straight clean sheet in today’s shutout win. Mata also earned the start and victory on Friday against the Big Green.
*Penn returns to action on Friday, Oct. 14th when they host Columbia at Ellen Vagelos Field. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania (8-3, 2-1) field hockey team posted a dominate 3-0 victory over cross-town rival Temple (5-9, 2-2) on Sunday afternoon at Ellen Vagelos Field. The Quakers busted a four-game win streak for the Owls as the Red and Blue concluded the weekend sweep with wins over Dartmouth and Temple.
The difference-maker in the contest was the 13-4 advantage in penalty corners for the hosts, while Penn also held a significant 13-7 lead in shots for the match. The Red and Blue connected on two of those 13 corner opportunities to help solidify the victory.
Penn came out strong in the opening minutes of the contest and got on the board early from Tilton’s score at the 6:04 mark. Gina Guccione navigated a quick pass to Tilton, who in turn evaded the Temple defense with the shot from the top of the circle for the score and the 1-0 lead.
The Quakers continued to pressure throughout the half and took their lead into intermission along with a 5-2 upper-hand in shots after the first stanza.
Coming out of the break, the Red and Blue jumped on the Owls with eight more corners in the second period. Penn broke through for goal number two in the 50th minute when Hoover rocketed a shot to the low left post off the Rachel Huang insert and Paige Meily stick stop.
The third and final score of the afternoon was nearly a mirror image of the previous, with Hoover notching the score from another Huang-Meily combination at the 67:28 mark. The goal would solidify the contest at 3-0 for the Quakers as they improved to 3-0 against their City 6 opponents for the season.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Mata had another stellar day between the posts tallying three saves for her second-straight shutout win. Temple’s Maddie Lilliock matched that effort with three stops in the loss.
Penn gets back to their conference slate this coming Friday, Oct. 14th when they host the Columbia Lions at Ellen Vagelos Field. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.