PHILADELPHIA - Penn field hockey lost its seventh straight home contest as they fell to Yale 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon at Franklin Field. The Quakers held the early 2-0 lead thanks to Kelsey Tahan's back-to-back scores, but the Bulldogs battled back to steal the win.
Just under one minute into the game, Tahan fired the ball from the top of the arch to the back of the left corner of the goal to give Penn an early 1-0 advantage. At the 12:42 mark, Tahan struck again, this time as a result of a penalty corner. Katie Burke had the assist.
Ten minutes later Yale gained momentum and got on the board when Dinah Landshut sent the ball from outside the circle towards the cage and Ashley McCauley got a touch of her stick on it for the goal.
With a 2-1 lead at the break, Penn soon discovered that Tahan's early goals would not prove to be enough. In the 44th minute Mia Rosati deflected in a pass from McCauley to even the score.
As the time ticked down, Penn keeper Kieran Sweeney made a fantastic save to prevent the Bulldogs from taking the lead in regulation. However, three and a half minutes into the extra stanza Yale was awarded a penalty corner that spelled heartbreak. Rosati scored her second goal of the afternoon off a pass from McCauley for the win.
Yale owned a 16-8 shot and 9-6 penalty corner advantage for the game. Sweeney made five saves for the Quakers, while Charlotte Goins made four for the Bulldogs.
Penn (4-10, 1-3)travels to Columbia Wednesday for a 4 p.m. start in another Ivy matchup.