Field Hockey Travels to Columbia for Midweek Ivy Play

PHILADELPHIA - In a rescheduled game due to inclement weather on Oct. 18, Penn field hockey travels to take on Columbia Wednesday at 4 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 looks to regroup after Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Yale, which marked the Quakers third overtime Ivy defeat this season. Penn held the early 2-0 lead thanks to Kelsey Tahan's back-to-back scores, but the Bulldogs battled all the way back to steal the win.

The Red and Blue are led offensively by Tahan with 13 point on five goals and three assists. Laurel McGarvie and Sarah Hasson have also contributed five goals a piece. Goalkeeper Kieran Sweeney has spent 969:40 minutes in the cage making 88 saves for a .746 save percentage.

Columbia comes into Wednesday's game with a 7-7 overall and 1-3 conference record. The Lions recently defeated Vermont 1-0 to close out their non-conference games. Penn also defeated Vermont by a score of 1-0 on Sept 19.

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 .730 save percentage with 65 saves in 818:21 minutes of play.