PHILADELPHIA - Penn field hockey picked up its second win of the season last week against La Salle in a 1-0 overtime thriller and nearly upset first-place Dartmouth last Saturday, taking a 2-1 lead into the half before the Big Green came back for the 4-2 victory at Franklin Field. Up next will be another home contest this Sunday as UC Davis comes all the way from the west coast to take on Penn in a 10 a.m. game.
Penn vs. UC Davis - Sunday, October 8 - 10 a.m.
Tracking the Action: The Penn Sports Network will be providing live video from Franklin Field on Sunday morning. Live Stats will also be available.
Playing at Franklin Field...
*The game with UC Davis will be the Quakers sixth home game this season.
*Both of Penn's victories have come at Franklin Field this season.
*Penn is 4-4 in its last eight games in Franklin Field dating back to last season.
New Series, part III...
*Penn has never played UC Davis.
*UC Davis marks the third opponent this season that Penn has not faced prior to 2011.
*Prior to 2011, Penn had also not played American or Towson.
Scouting UC Davis...
*The Aggies (2-7) received 27 votes in the NFHCA poll this past week. That is tied with Drexel for the 25th most points in the October 4 poll.
*The game with Penn will be the Aggies third in four days on their east coast road trip. The Aggies took on Virginia Thursday and will play La Salle Saturday before coming to Franklin Field Sunday morning.
*In its first game on the east coast road trip, UC Davis lost to Virginia, 8-1.
*Nine different players have scored a goal for the Aggies this season, but no player has more than three goals.
*Emily Mecke leads the team with three goals and seven points on the season.
*Casey Wollbrinck and Cloey LeMon each have two goals this season.
*Six players for UC Davis have just one goal.
*Kirsten Lopez has a team-high four assists and a total of six points, second best on the team.
*Six players have gotten 12-plus shots on goal this season for UC Davis.
*UC Davis is averaging more than 17 shots per game and 8.5 shots on goal per game.
*The Aggies average 8.5 penalty corners taken per game, while conceding 6.5 per contest.
*UC Davis has made three defensive saves this season. Kelly Dudek has made two defensive saves and Lydia Brambila has made one save.
*The two Aggie goalies have split time evenly to date with each starting four games.
*Lauren Sawvelle has played almost 263 minutes in goal, allowing 2.13 goals per game has a save percentage of .765.
*Conley Craven has played 290 minutes and has saved 70 percent of her shots faced, allowing 2.89 goals per game.
The Penn attack...
*Penn scored twice on Saturday for the first time all season. Sarah Hasson scored her first goal of the 2011 season to put Penn up 1-0 against Dartmouth and Julie Tahan tallied her team-leading third goal of the season for Penn's second goal.
*With the two goals against Dartmouth Saturday, Penn has scored in eight consecutive games. The team has nine goals during that eight game span.
*In addition to Tahan's team-high three goals, freshmen Helene Caniglia and Emily Corcoran each have two goals this season.
*Kirstin Snyder and Hasson have each scored one goal in 2011.
*Caniglia, Snyder, and Tahan each have two assists this season, while Corcoran has one.
*Tahan leads the team in points with eight. Caniglia has six, while Corcoran has five. Snyder has four points on the season and with her first goal Hasson has two.
*Penn is averaging just under six and a half penalty corner attempts per game.
*Ten Quakers have gotten a shot off this season. Amelia Cohen became the 10th player to record a shot when she came off of the bench against La Salle.
*Tahan leads the team with 25 shots and 17 shots on goal. She is the only player to record at least one shot in every game and has taken 12 shots in the past three games.
*Corcoran has the second most shots on the team with 21, including 16 on goal. She has recorded 11 shots in the past three games and 17 shots in the last five games. Corcoran has had three shots on goal in each of the last three games.
*Snyder has 18 shots this season with 13 on goal. In the past four games, she has gotten two shots on goal.
*Alex Iqbal has a shot on goal in seven of the last eight games. She has taken six of her 13 shots in the past four games.
*Sarah Hasson has started the last five games and has five shots during those games she started.
*Helene Caniglia has recorded a goal or assist in each of the past four games. She also has two shots on goal in the last three games, including the game-winning goal against La Salle.
*Kyle deSandes-Moyer has taken two shots this season.
*Sunny Stirewalt has one shot on goal after seeing her first action of the season against Harvard.
*Penn has scored six of its nine goals in the second half or overtime of games this season. Starting to break up that trend, both goals against Dartmouth came in the first half.
*The Quakers are averaging over 10 shots a game this season. They have had at least nine shots in all but two of their games and 10-plus shots in five of their last eight.
*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have each started all eight games this season for Penn. Cohen, deSandes-Moyer, and Hasson have played in all eight games this season.
The Penn defense...
*Senior goalie Kieran Sweeney ranks first in the Ivy League with two shutouts after the overtime win against La Salle.
*Coming into the weekend games, Sweeney is fourth in the Ivy League is saves with 66.
*Sweeney's goals against average sits at 2.34, fourth best in the Ivy League. She also has a save percentage of .767, which is third-best in the Ivies.
*Penn has made six defensive saves this season; second most in the Ivy League to Columbia's seven.
*Penn has two of the six players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.
*Mandy Epstein and Caniglia are each tied for second in the Ivies with two defensive saves each.
*Freshmen MaryRose Croddick and Katherine Cook each have one defensive save.
*Cook has now started each of the last two contests for Penn. She has seen playing time in each of the last six games.
*Six freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season.
*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick has started every game this season. Sweeney has started all but the first game and goal and has played all but 49 minutes this season.
*Overall, eight players have started all nine games for Penn this season. 13 players have played in all nine games this season.
Looking ahead: After Sunday's game with UC Davis, Penn will be back on the road Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game at Lehigh. Ivy League play resumes next Friday when Penn makes the trip to New York City to take on Columbia.