PHILADELPHIA Penn travels to Providence, R.I. to meet Brown in Ivy League action on Saturday. A win over the Bears keeps Penn alive in the race for the Ivy League championship. The Quakers enter the game with a 7-8 record and are 3-2 in Ancient Eight play. Brown is 0-14 on the season and 0-5 in Ivy games.
The game marks the 31st time that the two schools have met in field hockey play. Penn holds a 20-7-3 advantage, including a 1-0 win over the Bears at Franklin Field last October.
Penn features a balanced scoring attack led by two seniors, Nicole Black and Meghan Rose. Black leads the Quakers in goals with eight while Rose’s 18 points are good for the team lead.
Brown has had trouble finding the back of the cage, scoring just ten goals in 14 games. Andrea Posa and Victoria Sacco lead the Bears with three goals apiece.
A win on Saturday will allow Penn to stay on track to complete two preseason goals. A victory will ensure that next week’s game against Princeton will be for a share of the Ivy League championship. In addition, a win over the Bears will also ensure that a win next week will keep alive Penn’s streak of winning seasons. The Quakers have finished above .500 every year since 2003 and need wins in both remaining games to do so again in 2007.