Field Hockey Falls to Cornell in Ivy Opener, 4-0

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ITHACA, N.Y. - In the season's first Ivy League contest, the Penn field hockey team fell, 4-0, to Cornell at Marsha Dodson Field Saturday afternoon. The loss puts the Quakers at 1-3 on the year, while the Big Red improved to 4-1.

Penn spent much of the game on the defensive end of the field, as Cornell outshot the Quakers 29-4. The Big Red was awarded 11 penalty corners compared to Penn's two.

Scoreless for the first 19 minutes of play, Cornell burst onto the board at the 19:21 mark in the first half with Hannah Balleza's score. Catie De Stio followed it up in the 22nd minute with a goal of her own, while Kate Thompson, who also had a hand in the preceding goal, added another in the 26th minute.

After sophomore Sarah Hasson's shot taken at the 13:17 mark, the Quakers headed into halftime without getting any others off and in a 3-0 hole.

Cornell added one final goal in the 46th minute of play on Sara Sanders net from De Stio.

Keeper Kieran Sweeney made 12 saves in the cage, playing all 70 minutes. Hasson finished with two shots on goal, while freshmen Julie Tahan and Sunny Stirewalt each got off one.

The Quakers are back in action Wednesday when they take the short bus ride to Villanova. The non-conference match is slated for 7 p.m.

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