Field Hockey Drops Ivy Opener to Harvard, 3-1

Box Score

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania field hockey team dropped a tough Ivy League match-up to Harvard, 3-1, on Saturday at Franklin Field.

The Quakers (0-1, 1-3) held the Crimson (1-0, 3-0) scoreless in the first half. Harvard rattled off six shots and were awarded five penalty corners, but couldn’t get the ball past the Penn defense. In the second half, the Quakers dominated after the whistle, getting five corners and three shots in the first 10 minutes. A Harvard surge midway through the second stanza resulted in three-straight tallies for the Crimson. Gretchen Fuller scored Harvard’s first goal with just under 23 minutes remaining. Five minutes later, Kate Gannon found Shelley Massdorp for the Crimson andJane Sackovichscored the insurance goal with 10 minutes left on the clock. The Quakers did not back down however, as Kristen Gray scored her first goal of the season on an insert from junior Cara Calahan with six minutes to go.

Sophomore netminder Elizabeth Schlossberg made a season-high eight saves in the cage for the Red and Blue. Alia Remtilla made two stops for Harvard.

The Quakers travel to Easton, Pa. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications