Field Hockey Loses a Tough One 3-2 to UNH

BURLINGTON, Vt. - With two minutes left in regulation, the University of New Hampshire's Meg Shea scored thewinning goal in the final game of the Sheraton Catamount Classic in Burlington, Vt. Sophomore Kirstin Snyder scored both goals for Penn and was named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Sarah Warner and Kieran Sweeney.

The Quakers took the early lead, scoring in just the fourth minute of the game when Snyder deflected in Warner's shot at the goal. However, the Wildcats quickly responded, netting their first goal at the 8:04 mark.

In a half controlled mostly by UNH, holding a 12-4 shot and 8-2 penalty corner advantage, the Quakers made the most of their chances at the cage. Penn took the lead again in the 22nd minute in the same fashion as the first; Snyder recorded the goal with help from Warner.

Once again New Hampshire answered, executing a penalty corner to tie the game at two, as the clock read 00:00 before intermission.

Back and forth play in the second half led to few scoring opportunities. Neither team was able to finish their drives to the cage until the clock hit the two minute mark whenUNH's Shea snuck her second goal of the afternoon past Penn's keeper, Sweeney, and gave the Wildcats the victory.

Sweeney made six saves for the Quakers in the full 70 minutes.

Penn (2-3) returns home Friday, Sept. 18 to kickoff their conference schedule, facing Cornell at 5 p.m. on Franklin Field.

All-Tournament Team: Megan Maynard, Chelsea Stevenson and Taylor Silvestro from Vermont. Lindsey Valadez from UC Davis. Sara Warner, Kirstin Snyder and Kieran Sweeney from Penn. Whitney Frates, Kate Collins Smyth, Meg Shea and Kendall Deck from UNH.