Field Hockey Hosts Lafayette in First Home Game

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PHILADELPHIA - Field hockey is coming off a pair of tough road defeats at the hands of Towson and Saint Joseph's this weekend. The Quakers will look to get into the win column this Wednesday when Lafayette comes to Franklin Field for a game under the lights at 7:15 p.m. This will be the Penn's final test before the Ivy season begins this weekend.

Penn vs. Lafayette - Wednesday, September 14 - 7:15 p.m.

Tracking the Action: The Penn Sports Network will be providing a live video stream with play-by-play commentary for not only this game, but the entire home schedule. Live Stats will also be available.

Coming Home...

*Wednesday night will be the first chance the Quakers have to play at Franklin Field this season after playing the first three games on the road.

*Field hockey has nine home contests in 2011, compared to just five in 2010.

*Both of the Quakers' overtime victories came at home last season.

The Series vs. Lafayette...

*Penn has played Lafayette every year since 1974.

*Penn is 17-14-6 all-time vs. Lafayette.

*The Quakers have outscored the Leopards 50-47 in the all-time series.

*Lafayette has won the last three contests against Penn.

*Penn's last victory was in 2007, a 1-0 win at home.

*Penn is 9-7-1 against Lafayette at home.

A year ago...

*Lafayette defeated Penn 3-0.

*Julie Tahan had three shots, one a goal, and Sarah Hasson had one shot.

*Kieran Sweeney played the entire 70 minutes in goal, making five saves.

*Penn earned five penalty corners to the Leopards three in the first half, but gave up six in the second half, while only earning one.

Scouting Lafayette...

*The Leopards are 1-3 and coming off of a 4-2 defeat against No. 1 North Carolina. They have beaten Temple, but lost to Harvard and Northeastern.

*Deanna DiCroce and Aimee Smith are tied for the team lead with two goals.

*Emily Valeo has three points with a goal and assist.

*Eleven different players have taken a shot for Lafayette this season.

*Brittany Blass has a team-high 13 shots, eight of which were on goal.

*The Leopards are being outscored 8-2 in the second half of games despite taking just as many shots as their opponents during that span.

*As a team, Lafayette is getting 66 percent of their shots on goal.

The Penn attack...

*Kirstin Snyder and Julie Tahan each scored their first goals of the season this past weekend.

*Emily Corcoran and Snyder were credited with assists on the two goals that both came in the second half of games.

*Six Quakers have gotten a shot off this season. Snyder leads the team with 11 total shots and eight on goal. Eight of those shots came against Saint Joseph's.

*Alex Iqbal, Kyle deSandes-Moyer, Sarah Hasson, and Corcoran each got their first shots of the season this past weekend.

*This past weekend, Penn outshot Towson and Saint Joseph's by a combined 28-22. They also held the edge in shots on goal, 18-15 in that span.

*Penn held the slight 17-16 edge in penalty corners this past weekend, including a 10-4 edge in the Towson contest.

*Iqbal played the entire seventy minutes in each of the last two games.

The Penn defense...

*Kieran Sweeney has started the past two games in goal for Penn after coming in during the second half against American. She has saved 60 percent of the shots she faced and has a goals against average of 2.61.

*Carly Sokach started the first game in goal and played the first 49 minutes in goal.

*Along with Sweeney, MaryRose Croddick and Mandy Epstein have each played the entire 70 minutes in the back this past weekend.

*Of all the shots the opposition has taken, less than 70 percent are reaching the goalie.

*Both Helene Caniglia and Epstein have made defensive saves this season.

Looking ahead: After playing Lafayette on Wednesday, Penn will begin Ivy League play this Saturday against Cornell at noon.