PHILADELPHIA – Controlling the ball and the pace of play for large parts of the contest, the University of Pennsylvania field hockey team defeated Fairfield, 4-2, Friday afternoon at Ellen Vagelos Field.
Penn (2-1) totaled 14 shots on goal to Fairfield’s five over 70 minutes of play, resulting in four goals for the Quakers.
The Red and Blue offensive effort was led by senior captain Emily Corcoran and freshman Alexa Hoover, each scoring two goals. The two forwards continue to keep pace with one another, both now having scored five goals in the early going.
Penn held a 2-0 advantage, with Hoover scoring first followed by Corcoran, until 1:15 remaining in the first period. Fairfield (2-4) setup a well-executed corner play that resulted in sophomore Ann Burgoyne’s first of two goals in the game.
Quaker senior goalkeeper Allison Weisenfels made three saves in the game, and made an excellent play, leaving the cage, to thwart a Fairfield attack in the second half.
Penn will wrap up its four game homestand to start the season on Sunday, as the Quakers host Liberty (1-3) at 11 a.m.