Field Hockey Edged by Davidson, 4-3

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Following Saturday's exciting 1-0 win over William& Mary, the Penn field hockey team ended up on the other side of a one-goal match, falling to Davidson, 4-3, Sunday afternoon.

Early in the game, Penn (1-2) fell into a 2-0 hole as Davidson's Gray Robinson netted an unassisted goal at the 9:45 mark, and Finley Amato found the back of the cage in the 15th minute.

However, the Quakers stormed back to even the score going into halftime. First, sophomore Kyle deSandes-Moyer knocked the ball past keeper Sarah Fisher on a pass from junior Abigail Egan at 28:27. Then, junior Kirstin Snyder tallied her first goal of the season with help from sophomore Sarah Hasson on an untimed corner at the end of the first half.

Penn took the lead in the 37th minute as Hasson scored her own goal on a give-and-go from senior Annie Matthews.

Unfortunately, Davidson (5-1) immediately responded with a goal from Annie Evans that slid under a diving Kieran Sweeney in the net. The Wildcats' Ellie Szykowny scored the game-winning goal at the 56:56 mark to give Davidson the lead for good.

Sweeney finished with nine saves, playing all 70 minutes.

The Quakers are back in action Saturday when they travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to face Cornell at noon in the season's Ivy League opener.

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