Field Hockey Hits the Road to Face Harvard

PHILADELPHIA - Penn field hockey journeys on its first Ivy road trip of the season, facing Harvard Saturday at noon in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard holds a 19-6-2 series edge against Penn, but the Quakers have taken two of the last three. The Quakers won 2-0 last year on Sept. 27.

Both teams are 0-1 in the Ivy League, and come into this weekend's game after being shut out by their non-conference opponents on Wednesday. The Quakers (2-5, 0-1) fell to Villanova 4-0, while the Crimson suffered its first non-league loss to No. 5 Connecticut 6-0.

Despite having a season high 19 shots and 15 penalty corners, Penn was unable to finish its scoring drives. Kirstin Snyder and Annie Matthews lead the offense with two goals each, while Sarah Warner paces the squad with four assists and six points on the season.

Keeper Kieran Sweeney has spent all but five minutes in the cage, holding a .722 save percentage and 2.15 goals against average.

Harvard (5-2, 0-1) is led by Chloe Keating with six goals and 16 points. Keating and Carly Dickson share the team lead with four assists apiece, while Emma Keller ranks second on the squad with four goals and eight points. Goalkeeper Cynthia Tassopoulos has saved 40, including 23 in Harvards's loss to Connecticut, holding a .741 save percentage and 2.80 goals-against average.