PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvaniafield hockey team made it two-straight wins, blanking Georgetown, 3-0, Wednesday night at Franklin Field. Three different Quakers scored in the win, including sophomore Nicole Black on a penalty stroke in the second half.
After a scoreless first half, the Red and Blue (7-6) got on the boardeight minutes into the second stanza. Senior co-captain Lea Salese dribbled from the middle of the circle around several Georgetown defenders and past the Hoya goalkeeper,then nailed a shot into the back corner of thegoal. It was Salese’s team-leading eighth goal on the season.
The Quakers were awarded a penalty stroke with just over 19 minutes remaining in the game. Black came into the game to take the shot, and drilled it into the cage for her second goal of the season to give the Quakers a 2-0 lead.
Penn’s final goal of the game came on a penalty corner. Senior Cara Calahan inserted the ball to sophomore Meghan Rose who stopped it,and senior co-captain Kristen Gray hit it right into the cage. It was Gray’s fourth tally of the season and Rose’s team-leading sixth assist.
Penn dominated the game in both penalty corners and shots. The Quakers outshot the Hoyas, 19-3, and held an 18-2 advantage in penalty corners.
Junior Elizabeth Schlossberg played all 70 minutes and made one save. It was the team’s fifth shutout of the season and the fourth for Schlossberg. She now has 11 career shutout wins. Abby Winer played almost 54 minutes for Georgetown, making five stops and allowing two goals. Deirdre Crovo came in with 16:36 remaining, made three saves and allowed one goal.
Penn has four games left in the 2005 season, all Ivy League contests. The first of those games is on Sunday, Oct. 23 against Yale at Franklin Field. The Bulldogs have a 5-8 overall record and are 1-3 in the Ancient Eight. Game time is slated noon.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications