PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania field hockey team lost in a city battle against Saint Joseph’s, 2-1, on Franklin Field Wednesday evening. The two teams accumulated equal shot opportunities over the 70 minutes, however the Hawks were able to convert one more than Penn for the win.
The Quakers opened up the scoring in the 15th minute when senior Rachel Eng scored off a corner that she was able to convert in front of the net.
Penn was unable to hold on the lead for long as Saint Joseph’s Kellie Walter broke through the Penn defense and tied the game only eight minutes later.
Walter added another goal for the Hawks off a corner when she lofted the ball over the Penn defense and goalie to take the lead.
In the second half, Penn was able to increase the amount of offensive opportunities, outshooting the Hawks, 6-3. A flurry of shots from the Penn offense at the end of the second half gave the Quakers opportunity to take the game to overtime, however shots both off the crossbar and wide kept the Red and Blue from knotting the game.
Penn will hit the road for the first time this season, heading south to take on William and Mary on Saturday and Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday.