Field Hockey Set for Non-Conference Contest at Saint Francis

PHILADELPHIA - After a week hiatus, the Quaker field hockey team is back in action Sunday when it travels to Saint Francis for a non-conference game at noon. Although Penn (3-8) has had a tough first half of the season, they appear to be the favorite over Saint Francis (1-10) who tallied their first win of the year last Sunday.

The Quakers come off a disappointing week of competition, falling to Lafayette 2-0, Ivy foe Dartmouth 2-1 in double overtime, and Temple 3-0. Keeper Kieran Sweeney had a decent week, making 22 saves, including a career high nine in the unfortunate loss to Dartmouth. She played 235:50 minutes in the cage with a .759 save percentage.

On the season, Sarah Hasson (3 goals), Kelsey Tahan (2 goals, 2 assists), and Sarah Warner (1 goal, 4 assists) lead the Quakers offensively with six points each. Laurel McGarvie, Kirstin Snyder, Annie Matthews, and Katie Rose have each recorded 5 points on the year.

Saint Francis dropped its first 10 games of the season, but finally got one in the win column last Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Bryant University. Julie Moore and freshman Kellie Mason lead the Red Flash with two goals apiece. Keeper Sarah Dittman has spent the majority of the time in the cage (525:00 minutes), making 63 saves for a .708 save percentage. However, it was Katelyn Vitali who earned the win last week, playing the entire game in goal.

Penn and Saint Francis met for the first time in the programs' histories last year. The Quakers came away with a 2-0 win in their season opener.