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PHILADELPHIA - Following its first Ivy League loss this season on the road against Harvard, field hockey will be looking to notch its second victory of the year this Wednesday against La Salle at Franklin Field. The Explorers (3-5) are coming off a 2-1 victory against Saint Francis this past weekend. In La Salle's last four games, the Explorers have two victories and two overtime losses.
Penn vs. La Salle - Wednesday, September 26 - 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.
Coming back to Franklin Field...
*The game with La Salle will be the second three game home stand this season.
*Penn is currently 1-2 at Franklin Field this season with the victory coming against Cornell in the Ivy League opener.
*The Quakers' last three victories have come at Franklin Field dating back to last season.
The Series vs. La Salle...
*Despite the close proximity, Penn has played La Salle just four times.
*Penn is 4-0 in the series but the two squads have not played since 2003
*In those four games, Penn has never scored fewer than three goals and has a cumulative goals advantage of 18-5.
Scouting La Salle...
*Seven different players have scored a goal for La Salle through eight games.
*Maddy Tettelbach leads the team with five goals on the season.
*Olivia Shoemaker (four goals) and Mariel Papa (three goals) are the next two leading scorers.
*Becca Chylack, Janel Paukovits, and Neelam Kumar each have two goals this season, while Haley Jennings has one.
*The 10 assists have been split amongst 10 different players.
*Thirteen different players have taken a shot for La Salle this season.
*Papa leads the team in shots with 27, while Chylack is second with 24.
*Shoemaker, Tettelbach, Paukovits, Kumar, and Lindsay Fry all have over 12 shots.
*La Salle is averaging just under 17 shots per game. Two-thirds of those shots are on goal.
*The Explorers have six defensive saves as a team. Jennings is the team leader with three.
*Lisa Shaffer has started every game and played all but nine minutes in goal. She is allowing just 2.14 goals per game and has a save percentage of .793.
The Penn attack...
*With her goal on the penalty stroke last game against Harvard, sophomore Julie Tahan tied freshman Emily Corcoran for the team lead in goals with two.
*Tahan and Corcoran are also tied for the team lead in points with five.
*Freshman Helene Caniglia and senior Kirstin Snyder have also added a goal and assist to the offense this season. Each player has three points.
*Penn has scored exactly one goal in each of the past six games.
*Last season, Penn did not have a team scoring streak that extended past three games. The most goals it had in a six-game span last season was 10.
*As a team, Penn ranks fourth in the Ivies in penalty corners taken on average. The Quakers are earning 6.7 penalty corners per game.
*Nine Quakers have gotten a shot off this season. Sunny Stirewalt became the ninth player to record a shot when she saw her first action of the season this past Saturday against Harvard.
*Snyder and Tahan are tied for the team-high in shots (17) and shots on goal (12).
*Tahan has recorded a shot in each of Penn's seven games this season and has a shot on goal in each of the last six.
*Sarah Hasson has started the last three games and has three shots in those games, four on the season.
*Corcoran has taken 10 shots in the past four games, including a season-high four shots against Harvard. Seven of those 10 shots have been on goal.
*Alex Iqbal has a shot on goal in five of the last six games. She has taken 10 shots this season.
*Penn has scored five of its six goals in the second half 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 four of their seven games.
*Kyle deSandes-Moyer, Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Caniglia, and Iqbal have started every game this season. Abigail Egan, Amelia Cohen, and Hasson have seen playing time in all seven games.
The Penn defense...
*Kieran Sweeney has started the past six games in goal. She has a save percentage of .746 and a goals against average of 2.54, playing all but 49 minutes in goal this season.
*Sweeney is one of six Ivy League goalies to record a shutout this season. She is currently fifth in the Ivies in both total saves (47) and save percentage (.746).
*Penn is currently tied for 15th in the nation in defensive saves with four. With this stat, the Quakers are also second in the Ivy League.
*Mandy Epstein is one of two Ivy League defenders with multiple defensive saves. She is currently second in the Ivies with two on the season.
*Freshman Helene Caniglia and MaryRose Croddick also have one defensive save each on the season.
*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick has started every game this season.
*Katherine Cook has seen action in each of the last three games and four of the last five.
Looking ahead: After the non-conference city matchup with La Salle, Penn will look for its second consecutive home Ivy win against Dartmouth this weekend. The game on Saturday will get underway at noon.