CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Penn's field hockey team scoredfour goals in the second half to earn a 4-1 victory over Harvard. Freshman Sarah Hassontallied two goals whileKelsey Tahan and Laurel McGarvie each recorded one in the Quakers' first Ivy League win of the season.
Harvard struck first in the 27th minute of play with a goal from Allie Kimmel. However, that was all the Crimson could manage against Penn's tough defense.
Down 1-0 at the half, Penn quickly got on the board after the intermission asHasson tapped in a cross from Annie Matthews in the 38th minute. Less than one minute later, Hasson struck again from the right side with help from Katie Rose.
Harvard managed a flurry of shots, but Penn keeper Kieran Sweeney saved them all, totaling seven on the afternoon.
In the 58th minute Tahan knocked in her second goal of the season on a pass from McGarvie. A minute later Tahan and McGarvie reversed roles and capped the Red and Blue's 4-0 second half run with McGarvie's first goal of the year.
Despite Harvard's advantage in shots (14-11) and penalty corners (4-3), Penn took advantage of its opportunities and clinched its third win of the season.
The Quakers (3-5, 1-1) are back in action Wednesday when they host Lafayette in a non-conference game at 7:15 p.m. on Franklin Field.