Field Hockey to Face Dartmouth and Temple This Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - In a full weekend of competition, Penn field hockey hosts Dartmouth in an Ivy League contest Saturday at noon on Franklin Field, and then travels across town to face Temple for a 2 p.m. start on Sunday.

Following the Quakers' 2-0 loss to Lafayette on Wednesday, Penn holds a 3-6 overall record and is 1-1 in conference play. In the midweek clash, the Leopards scored two second half back-to-back goals separated by nearly one minute to earn their sixth straight win. Penn keeper Kieran Sweeney made eight saves in the loss.

Offensively, the Red and Blue are led by Sarah Hasson with three goals this season and Sarah Warner with a goal and four assists. Kelsey Tahan, Kirstin Snyder, Annie Matthews, and Katie Rose have each recorded 5 points on the year.

The scoop on the opposition...

Dartmouth - Penn leads the overall series 18-11-3 with Dartmouth, but fell 3-2 last year. The Big Green (4-4, 1-1) ranks 21st in the nation in scoring average with 3.14 goals per game and is 12th in points per game with almost 10 points earned in each contests. The Big Green ranks third in assists per game with an average of 3.57.

In their latest win over Brown, sophomore Kelly Hood set the Ivy League single game goal record with five goals and tied the Ivy record for points in a game with 10. She ranks first in the Ivy League in goals per game with 1.2. She also has 21 points on the season.

The previous record of goals scored in an Ivy League match was four, which has occurred four times in the history of the league: Penn's Patti Vivial (Oct. 13, 1984) and Judy Jaczun (Sept. 23, 1989); Brown's Tara Mounsey (Oct. 23, 1999) and Dartmouth's Rebekka Stucker (Nov. 1, 2003). Hood's feat also tied the record for total points in a game (10), sharing the mark with Vivial (4g, 2a on Oct. 13, 1984).

Temple - Penn trails the all-time series with Temple 10-24. However, last year the Quakers won 4-1. The Owls (3-8) are currently on a five-game skid and have a challenge ahead of them tonight when they take on undefeated and 13th ranked Stanford. Temple uses a balanced scoring attack with five players leading the team with two goals each. Sarah Dalrymple has spent every minute in the cage, tallying 58 saves and a 2.55 goals-against average.