Field Hockey Halted by Harvard, 2-0

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PHILADELPHIA - With much of the game played in the midfield area, the Penn field hockey team fell to Harvard, 2-0, in a defensive Ivy League battle Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. The Quakers are now 1-5 on the year and 0-2 in the League, while Harvard improved to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the Ancient Eight.

The scoreboard read blanks for the first 28 minutes of the game until the Crimson took advantage of its second penalty corner of the afternoon. Carly Dickson inserted to Georgia McGillivray who stopped and slapped the ball straight down the middle of the cage through the Penn defense.

Harvard struck again at the 41:20 minute mark with Dickson finding the back left corner of the net on a short pass from Chloe Keating.

Shots were scarce throughout the game with Harvard taking just eight and Penn getting seven off. The Red and Blue had the advantage in penalty corners, but were unable to execute one for a score.

Keeper Kieran Sweeney played the first 52:37 minutes of the game, making one save and allowing the two goals. Danielle Rothman played the remaining time in the cage, but the Quaker defense prevented anymore shots on goal.

Harvard's goalkeeper, Cynthia Tassopoulos, earned the shutout, playing every minute and making three saves.

Penn is back in action Wednesday for a non-conference road game at Lafayette. Start time is slated for 7 p.m. in Easton, Pa. Penn continues its Ivy schedule next Saturday at Dartmouth.

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