PHILADELPHIA- After losing four ofits last five games, the Penn field hockey team earned a much-needed win today by defeatingLock Haven, 2-1.
The Quakers put an end to Lock Haven's eight-game winning streak; the Bald Eagles hadn't lost a game since August 31. But they lost today, as Penn earned the solid victory.
Junior Kara Bolger got things started for the Quakers as she netted her first goal of the season toward the end of the first half. Senior Tracy Statter got credit for the assist. Penn went into the half, leading 1-0.
Just a minute into the second half, the Bald Eagles tied it up as Samantha Stoyer scored, receiving a pass from Renee Kemmerer right in front of the net. It was the only goal senior Elizabeth Schlossberg allowed in her 70 minutes of play. She had four saves.
Penn's defense had a good showing, as they held Lock Haven's powerful offense to only six shots. The Bald Eagles'leading scorer, Blair Wynne,had only two shots on net.
Ten minutes after Lock Haven's goal, junior Meghan Rose scored what would be the game-winning goal, on a pass from Melissa Black inside the circle.
The Quakers outshot the Bald Eagles, 9-6 in the win. Kathryn Rose, Margaretha Ehret, Melissa Black, Statter, and Nicole Black all had shots on goal.
With the win, the Quakers improved to 4-7 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League. Up next, they host Columbia Friday at 7:15 p.m. on Franklin Field.