Field Hockey falls to Columbia, 2-0


NEW YORK, N.Y. - In its final Ivy road game of the season, the Penn field hockey team lost to Columbia 2-0 Tuesday night. The physical game was plagued with yellow and green cards as the Quakers' record fell to 5-11 overall and 2-4 in the league.

Columbia (8-8, 2-4) quickly took the lead just under two minutes into the game when the Lions' leading scorer Julia Garrison knocked in her 13th goal of the season off a penalty corner.

However, that was all the scoring that transpired in the first half as keeper Kieran Sweeney made three saves for the Quakers on the Lions' five shots. Penn managed to get just one shot off in the period.

To start the second stanza, the Red and Blue took control, holding Columbia shotless for over 12 minutes, but with their first opportunity the Lions turned a penalty corner into Garrison's second goal of the evening.

Columbia held a 9-5 shot advantage, while the teams were even with four penalty corners apiece. Sweeney recorded five saves on the night.

Penn hosts Princeton in its last game of the season Friday at 7:15 p.m. on Franklin Field. Seniors Katie Burke, Katie Moran, Stephanie Ragg, Katie Rose, Kelsey Tahan, and Sarah Warner will be honored in a pregame ceremony.