PRINCETON, N.J. Penn closed out its 2008 field hockey season with a road game against No. 11 Princeton, and the 2008 Ivy champs proved too much for the Quakers to overcome. Princeton jumped out to a 4-0 lead 17 minutes into the game and added a fifth goal in the second half for a 5-0 win at Class of ’52 Stadium Friday night.
Penn finishes the 2008 campaign with a 6-11 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Ivy League play. Princeton ended its regular season with a 15-2 record and a perfect 7-0 mark in the Ancient Eight. The undefeated conference record gives Princeton its 12th such Ivy season. The Tigers had already clinched their fourth-straight Ivy crown and will head to the NCAA Play-In game next week.
The Reinprecht sisters carried the play for Princeton, as both Katie and Sarah each scored a goal and an assist in the game. For Sarah, a senior playing in her last home game, the goal was her first of the season. Her younger sister Katie, a freshman, leads the Ivy League in points with 35 and the goal in the game was her 12th of her rookie season.
Princeton opened the scoring with a goal at the 2:38 mark. Kathleen Sharkey found the back of the cage for the 12th time this season. Holly McGarvie added her 12th of the season 8:02 into the game for a 2-0 lead.
Just over five minutes later, Sarah Reinprecht extended the lead to 3-0. Three minutes later, at the 16:52 mark, Lauren Capps scored her first collegiate goal for a 4-0 lead Princeton held at the half. Katie Reinprecht added her goal three and a half minutes into the second half for the game’s final tally.
Tonight’s game marked the final contest for Penn’s six seniors. Alanna Butera, Sara Cherico, Margaretha Ehret, Rachel Eng, Christina Ferrier and Meredith Moran all suited up for the Red and Blue for the last time, capping careers that saw a total of 32 wins.