PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Penn field hockey team scored four goals in the second half to gain a 4-0 win over Brown Saturday afternoon in Providence, R.I. The Quakers improved to 5-10 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League while Brown fell to 5-11 and 0-6 in conference play.
Penn controlled the first half, outshooting the Bears 14-4 with a 7-3 penalty corner advantage. However, Brown keeper Caroline Washburn made seven saves to keep Penn off the board and the game tied at zero.
After the break, Penn continued its dominance, sending a flurry of shots at Washburn. The Quakers finally found the back of the net in the 49th minute of play when senior Katie Burke sent one to the back right corner of the cage on a pass from classmate Sarah Warner.
Two minutes later, the Red and Blue struck again when Annie Matthews rebounded Sarah Hasson's shot and passed the ball to junior Laurel McGarvie. McGarvie knocked the ball past the keeper into the left corner of the goal for a 2-0 lead.
With a nice offensive rhythm going, the Quakers rolled on with another McGarvie goalon a tip from Burke. To cap the game, senior Kelsey Tahan added a goal of her own at the 64 minute mark.
Penn held Brown to just six shots over the course of the entire game with a 28-6 shot advantage and also benefited from a 13-4 edge in penalty corners. Washburn accrued 14 saves while Penn keeper Kieran Sweeney earned a shutout with 3 saves.
With two contests left in the season, Penn travels to Columbia on Tuesday to make up a game that has been rescheduled twice. The game time is set for 5 p.m. at Columbia's Field Hockey Venue. The Quakers finish out the year Friday versus Princeton at 7:15 p.m. on Franklin Field.