Philadelphia - Senior Liz Lorelli scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Penn field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Columbia on Franklin Field on Friday night.
The Quakers (9-4) and Lions (4-8) played a defensive battle the entire evening, resulting in three defensive saves. With one second remaining on the clock in the first half, Lorelli stepped in and stopped a Ramie Merrill shot from going between the pipes. In the second stanza, junior Kelly McFadden recorded a defensive save on a Courtney Robinson shot. Just 25 seconds later, Kate Mansur knocked Liz Lorelli’s shot out of the cage for the third defensive save of the night. Lorelli scored nine minutes into overtime to give the Quakers their fourth overtime victory and third against an Ancient Eight opponent.
Penn out shot the Lions, 9-7 and held a 7-1 advantage in penalty corners. Sophomore Elizabeth Schlossberg recorded her fourth shutout of the season, making four saves between the pipes, while Kristina George stopped four Penn shots. The victory was the Red and Blue’s fourth in-a-row and third-straight shutout. Penn has shutout its opponents five times this season.
The Red and Blue will take travel to our nation’s capital to face Georgetown on Oct. 20. Game time is slated for 4 p.m.