Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania field hockey team dominated Temple, 4-0, on Wednesday night at Franklin Field. Senior Liz Lorelli scored two goals and added an assist, while junior Lea Salese and sophomore Tracy Statter found the back of the cage in the Quaker’s fourth shutout of the season.
The Quakers (8-4) scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Lorelli struck first for the Red and Blue when she scored an unassisted goal two minutes into the game. The second goal of the game came off one of Penn’s eight penalty corners. Senior Sara Shelley stopped the ball at the top of the circle and passed off to Salese for her fourth goal of the season. Lorelli added her second tally of the contest late in the first half when she picked up a shot off Temple goalie Erin Conroy’s save and nailed it into the cage. The Quakers held a 3-0 lead at the half, but did stop there. Statter scored her first goal of the season on a feed from Lorelli. Lorelli dribbled the ballalong the endline, drew the goalie out of the cage and passed off to Statter.
The Quakers out shot Temple, 11-5 and held an 8-4 advantage in penalty corners. Sophomore Elizabeth Schlossberg and junior Amanda Jacobs combined for the shutout, with Jacobs making three saves on the night. Conroy stopped three shots for the Owls (6-7).
Penn looks to improve upon its 2-1 Ivy League record when it hosts Columbia on Friday night. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications