PHILADELPHIA - The Penn field hockey team was unable to seal the win against William & Mary on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Tribe in overtime, 3-2.
Penn rallied at the end of the second half with goals from senior Rachel Eng and sophomore Laurel McGarvie to tie the game and force overtime. However, the winning goal came off the stick of William & Mary's Jenna Cinalli to capture the win.
William & Mary got off to a lead with the only goal in the first half.
The Tribe continued their offense early in the second half, finding the back of the net a second time, for a 2-0 lead.
Despite falling behind, the Quakers rallied in the 42nd minute when senior Christina Ferrier found the stick of classmate Eng, who buried Ferrier’s cross into the back of the net for Penn’s first goal.
Penn continued its momentum and McGarvietied the game ten minutes later. McGarvie scored on a deflection that followed a penalty corner and a set shot from senior Margaretha Ehret. In addition to tying the game, McGarvie posted her first collegiate goal.
Despiteoutshooting the Tribe in the second half, 11-4, and having several potential game-winning shots -- including a hard shot from Ehret in the final minute -- the game was forced into overtime.
Penn was unable to continue its scoring streak in overtime, and William & Mary notched the game-winner in the 73rd minute.
The Quakers remain in Virginia for the weekend and will play Virginia Commonwealth tomorrow afternoon. Game time is set for 1 p.m.