PHILADELPHIA Penn field hockey fell to No. 16 Drexel, 6-1, in a nonconference matchup on Wednesday evening at the Dragon’s Buckley field.
The Dragon’s scored in the ninth minute for an early goal. Carolina Gibernau connected in the circle to find the back of the net.
The Quakers responded with their own goal, when senior Rachel Eng broke through the Dragon defense for an unassisted tying goal. This was Eng’s third goal this season.
Drexel notched its second goal with just three minutes left in the half to go ahead, 2-1.
Unfortunately, the Quakers lost their footing in the second half allowing four goals to fall, 6-1.
Goalie Alanna Butera recorded 14 saves on the day.
This match was good preparation for the final leg of Penn’s season; all but one of the Quaker’s final five games is against conference teams. The Quakers are currently 1-2 in the Ivy League.
The Red and Blue are back to Franklin Field on Sunday to host Ivy foe, Columbia, at 1 p.m.