NEW HAVEN, Conn. Penn’s field hockey team scored a late second-half goal to defeat Yale, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs took an early 2-0 lead, but Penn fought back to score one in the first half and two more in the second.
Yale started the game off with immediate pressure on Penn’s defense and goalie Alanna Butera made four saves before the Bulldogs were able to get it in the net. Ashley McCauley recorded the Yale goal.
Three minutes later McCauley netted her second goal following a penalty corner to extend the Bulldog lead by two.
The Quakers stepped up to the challenge, offering their own pressure and in the 31 minute of play netteda goal off the stick of Margaretha Ehret. Rachel Eng dished the ball to Ehret in the circle for the goal.
The Red and Blue tied the game at the beginning of the second half. On a penalty corner, Eng, who was at the top of the circle, passed the ball to Kelsey Tahan, who drove it into the back of the net.
It looked like the game would go into overtime when neither team could get the ball on net, but with two minutes left in regulation, Eng scored the winning-goal of an assist from Ehret Eng’s third game-winner in a row. She finished the day, with one goal and two assists, while Ehret notched a goal and an assist.
Butera recorded six saves, all of them in the first half which was essential in keeping Penn in the game going into the second half.
Penn is back on Franklin field for the last time this seasonduring homecoming weekend, Nov. 2, for senior day; the Quakers will be hosting Brown.