PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a 3-1 defeat at the hands of UC Davis this past Sunday morning, field hockey will have three games to try and get back in the win column this week. The first of those three games will be Wednesday at Lehigh. Game time is set for 7 p.m. These two squads will have some familiarity with each other as they scrimmaged together in the preseason. Lehigh is coming off a 4-3 loss against Cornell on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks also picked up their third win of the season this weekend when they defeated Colgate Saturday, 2-1.
Penn vs. Lehigh - Wednesday, October 12 - 7 p.m.
Tracking the Action: Lehigh will be providing live stats from all the action this Wednesday.
Back on the road...
*After three consecutive home games, Penn will head back on the road for two away games this week before returning to Franklin Field on Sunday.
The series with Lehigh...
*Penn is 9-0-1 all-time against Lehigh, but the two schools have not met since 1999.
*The Quakers have outscored Lehigh 30-2 in the 10-game series.
*Penn is 5-0-1 playing at Lehigh.
*Penn has outscored the Mountain Hawks 14-2 in the games played at Lehigh.
*Playing a similar regional schedule, Lehigh has won against La Salle, 4-3 OT, and lost against Saint Joseph's, 1-0, and American, 5-0.
*Kimberly Eng leads the team with eight goals this season.
*Abby Tilton is second on the team in scoring with four goals.
*Caitlin Donnelly has three goals and Madison Ingal has two, while four other players have each scored once.
*Tilton leads the team in assists with five.
*Steph Fratoni and Kelsey Zeswitz each have three assists. Fratoni was also recently named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after all three of her assists came this past weekend.
*Eng has taken 47 shots this season, one-third of the team's total shots.
*Five other players have recorded at least 10 shots.
*Lehigh is averaging just over 10 shots per game and five and a half penalty corners per contest.
*The Mountain Hawks are allowing more than 23 shots and 11 penalty corners per game.
*Lehigh has made 19 defensive saves in 14 games, second most in the nation.
*Marie Mignoga has recorded six defensive saves, fourth most in the country.
*Fratoni has made five defensive saves.
*Sierra Segear has seen the majority of action in goal, starting 12 games this season. She is allowing 3.69 goals per game and has a save percentage of .772.
The Penn attack...
*Helene Caniglia scored Sunday against UC Davis for the third goal of her freshman season. She was assisted by Julie Tahan on the penalty corner goal.
*With Caniglia's goal against UC Davis, Penn has scored in nine consecutive games. The team has scored 10 goals during that nine game span. Last season, the most goals Penn scored in a nine-game span was 12.
*With the goal on Sunday, Caniglia is now tied with Tahan for the team lead in goals with three.
*Freshman Emily Corcoran has scored twice this season.
*Senior Kirstin Snyder and junior Sarah Hasson each have one goal this season.
*Tahan has a team-high three assists.
*Caniglia and Snyder each have two assists on the season, while Corcoran has one.
*Tahan leads the team in points with nine. Caniglia has eight, while Corcoran has five. Snyder has four points on the season and Hasson has two.
*Penn is averaging seven penalty corners per game this season, third most in the Ivy League.
*The Quakers are averaging just over 10 shots per game. Ten different players have taken a shot for Penn this year. The Quakers have taken nine-plus shots in eight of their last nine games.
*Tahan leads the team with 32 shots and 21 shots on goal. She ranks fourth in the Ivy League in both categories. She is the only player to record at least one shot in every game and has taken 19 shots in the past four games.
*Corcoran has the second most shots on the team with 21, including 15 on goal. She has taken at least three shots in five of the last eight games.
*Snyder has 19 shots this season with 13 on goal. She has recorded a shot in seven of Penn's last nine games.
*Alex Iqbal has taken a shot in eight of the last nine games.
*Hasson has started the last six games and has taken four shots in her last four starts.
*Caniglia has recorded a goal or an assist in each of the past three games and five of the last seven. She has been very efficient with her shooting, scoring three goals on just five shots.
*Kyle deSandes-Moyer has taken two shots this season, startingeight of the 10 games.
*Sunny Stirewalt recorded her first shot of the season against Harvard and has seen time in two games this season.
*Amelia Cohen has taken one shot this season, playing in all ten games, starting three.
*Penn has scored seven of its 10 goals in the second half or overtime of games this season.
*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have each started all 10 games this season. Cohen, deSandes-Moyer, and Hasson have played in all 10 games this season.
The Penn defense...
*Senior goalie Kieran Sweeney is the only goalie in the Ivy League to record multiple shutouts. Both of her wins were shutout victories.
*Coming into the week, Sweeney is third in the Ivy League is saves with 82.
*Sweeney's goals against average sits at 2.41 with a save percentage of .783, which are both third-best in the Ivies.
*Penn has made six defensive saves this season; second most in the Ivy League to Columbia's 10.
*Penn has two of the five players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.
*Mandy Epstein and Caniglia are each tied for third in the Ivies with two defensive saves each.
*Freshmen MaryRose Croddick and Katherine Cook each have one defensive save.
*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick have started every game this season. Sweeney has started all but the first game in goal and has played all but 49 minutes this season.
*Overall, eight players have started all 10 games for Penn this season. 13 players have played in all 10 games this season.
*Six freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season.
Looking ahead: Wednesday's game starts a busy week for the field hockey team. After traveling to Lehigh, Penn will travel to New York City Friday to take on Columbia before returning home to take on Appalachian State on Sunday. Sunday's game against Appalachian State will be the fourth game in an eight day span for the field hockey team.