Villanova, Pa. - Penn field hockeygot on the board first Wednesday night with a goal from senior Margaretha Ehret. However, Villanova tied the game up in the first half and notched the winning goal late in the second half for a 2-1 win.
The Quakers started the scoring early with a goal in the seventh minute. Ehret connectedon a shotat the top of the circle to put Penn ahead, 1-0.
The Quakers were not able to hold off the Wildcats long; ten minutes later Abby Sordoni tied the game up, 1-1.
The game remained a stalemate through the rest of the first half and far into the second half.
With fifteen minutes left in the match, Villanova's Meg Ryan found the back of the net, putting the Wildcats ahead. Villanova maintained the lead for the rest of the game, solidifying a 2-1 win.
The Red and Blue had a late penalty corner to tie the game, but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
Despite the loss, the team showed improvement. The Quaker defense held Villanova’s leading scorer, Dana Ramsden, to five shots, none of them resulting in goals.
Goalie Alanna Butera recorded eight saves on the night.
The Quakers are back on the field Saturday to host Harvard. Game time is set for noon on Franklin Field.