Field Hockey Defeated by Liberty, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women’s field hockey team scored two goals in the first half despite Liberty’s consistent offensive pressure, before falling, 3-2, to the Lady Flames Sunday afternoon at Ellen Vagelos Field.

Liberty (2-4) outshot the Quakers, 9-2, in the first half, but Penn led, 2-1, at the break on goals from junior Elizabeth Hitti and freshman Alexa Hoover. It was Hitti’s second goal of the season and Hoover’s team-leading sixth.

Penn (2-2) was outshot, 21-9, over the course of the contest with senior Allison Weisenfels keeping the Lady Flames largely at bay, making 12 saves on the day.

Liberty scored once late in the first half and the only two goals in the second half, the winning goal comingwith just6:09 left in the game.

Hitti and Hoover were the only Quakers able to put shots on goal, and each recorded an assist on one another’s scores.

After a four-game, non-conference homestand to begin the 2014 season, Penn will travel for the first timeto its Ivy League-opening match against Cornell, scheduled for Saturday at noon.

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