PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania field hockey team heads to Hanover, N.H. this weekendto takeon Dartmouth inanother Ivy League matchup. The Quakers (3-6, 1-1 Ivy) have been out of conference for two full weeks, but a win Saturday will push them over .500 in the League.
On The Road Again: Penn is playing its sixth-straight game on the road; however, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Following today's game, the Quakers are home for two in a row (Lock Haven next Sunday, Columbia the Friday after that).
The Series: Penn leads the series with Dartmouth, 17-9-3. The Quakers have won three ina row in the series, including a 1-0 decision last year on Franklin Field.
Last Year: In a game that was bereft of much offense, Penn's Cara Calahan provided just enough to give theQuakers a 1-0 win over Dartmouth at Franklin Field. The teams struggled to get anything going offensively; as the Quakers took just five shots on the day while the Big Green had three.
Penn's Last Time Out: The Quakers fellat No. 16 Villanova, 3-2, Wednesday night. Nyssa Liebermann and Nicole Black scored the Quaker goals, while Elizabeth Schlossberg made four saves in the Penn goal.
Who to Watch For: Meghan Rose, Margaretha Ehret and Nicole Black have two goals apiece for Penn this season; Rose also has three assists for a team-leading seven points. Melissa Black is one of four other players with a goal, and she also has two assists.
At the Other End: Schlossberg, a first-team All-Ivy selection a year ago, has played every second in the cage and boasts a 2.43 goals-against average. She has 44 saves on the season.
About Dartmouth: Under head coach Amy Fowler, the Big Green (1-5) is still looking for its first Ivy League win after losses to Brown and Princeton. Most recently, Dartmouth fell at No. 9 Boston College, 5-1, Sunday afternoon. Lizzie Bildner has certainly been a force offensively; she leadsthe Big Greenwith six goals on the season.