COLLEGE PARK, Md. Penn field hockey fell to No. 1 Maryland on Sunday afternoon, 5-1. The Quakers were able to stay with the Terps through the entire first half. Maryland scored early in the first, but the Red and Blue immediately responded with a goal from senior Margaretha Ehret. Unfortunately, it was not enough as Maryland added one more in the first half and three in the second.
Maryland was first on the board when Emma Thomas scored on a penalty corner with a little over five minutes on the clock.
The Quakers responded with their own goal 13 minutes later. On a set penalty corner play, senior Meredith Moran passed the ball inbounds to junior Kathryn Burke who was waiting at the top of the circle. Burke settled the ball and Ehret connected for the goal.
The Red and Blue thought they were going to head into halftime tied with the No. 1 Terps, however with just one second left on the clock Maryland notched the winning goal. The goal came off the stick of Ameliet Rischen.
The Terps opened up the scoring in the second half, adding three more all within minutes of each other to finish, 5-1.
Senior Alanna Butera recorded seven saves on the day.
Ehret’s goal was her sixth of the season. Burke recorded her first assist.
The Quakers are back in Philadelphia for two games. The first, on Wednesday night, is at city rival No. 17 Drexel at 7 p.m. Penn will then host Columbia on Sunday at Franklin Field.