Field Hockey Takes Last Road Trip to Columbia

PHILADELPHIA - In a rescheduled game due to inclement weather originally set for Oct. 18 and then again for Oct. 28, Penn field hockey will finally travel to take on Columbia Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Columbia's Field Hockey Venue. The Quakers hold a 9-4 all-time edge over the Lions, including last year's 3-1 win at Franklin Field. However, the Quakers look to avenge their 1-0 overtime loss in 2007 - the last time Penn played at Columbia.

Penn (5-10, 2-3) comes off one of its best games of the season. The Quakers defeated Brown 4-0 Saturday afternoon, scoring all four goals in the second half. Katie Burke netted her first two goals of the season on passes from Sarah Warner, while Laurel McGarvie and Kelsey Tahan added one each. Penn outshot the Bears 28-6 in the game.

Penn is led offensively by Tahan and McGarvie with six goals apiece on the season, and Sarah Hasson who has contributed five goals. On the defensive end, Burke has made four defensive saves while keeper Kieran Sweeney has stopped 91 shots in 1039:40 minutes for a .752 save percentage.

Columbia comes into Wednesday's game with a 7-8 overall and 1-4 conference record. The Lions have had a very similar season to Penn, most recently falling to Yale 2-1 in an overtime thriller. Last week the Quakers suffered the same fate as they were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Bulldogs. Both teams have also fallen to Dartmouth 2-1, lost to Cornell in overtime, and defeated Vermont 1-0.

Columbia is led by Julia Garrison with five goals and 12 points, Christine Buszczak recording 10 points on three goals and four assists, and Katie DeSandis adding four goals and nine points. Keeper Christie O'Hara holds a .733 save percentage with 66 saves in 874:46 minutes of play.