Cambridge, Mass. Sophomore Chrissy Muller scored with seven seconds left in the first overtime period, allowing the 15th-ranked Quakers to hold off Harvard, 11-10, on Saturday afternoon.She finished the game with one goal and three assists while Ali Ryan and Rachel Manson each notched hat tricks in the win.
The Quakers (6-4, 3-1 Ivy) opened up the offensive barrage, with Ryan tallying her first goal of the game on Muller's first assist of the game with 17:51 remaining in the first half. Harvard then collected to goals to take the lead, 2-1. Manson then notched the score at two with an unassisted goal at the 10:23 mark. The Crimson (2-7, 0-3 Ivy) took a 3-2 lead before Manson collected her second goal of the game off of a pass from Allie Juras with 8:02 remaining in the half. Emily Cochran scored on a free position shot at the 4:00 mark to give Penn the 4-3 lead heading into halftime.
Manson completed her hat trick to open the second half. Her free position goal came with 28:08 remaining in the game. Harvard scored twice more to tie the game at five before the Quakers opened up on offense. Ryan connected with the back of the net at 24:35 on an assist by Muller and then she fed the ball to Allison Ambrozy for her goal at the 23:40 mark. Ryan, again assisted by Muller, scored her team-leading 17th goal with 22:38 remaining in play and Katie Spofford scored off of a pass from Emily Cochran to give Penn the 9-5 lead with 21:31 left in the game.
It was all Crimson for the next 10 minutes, as Allie Kaveney collected her second goal of the game at the 20:56 mark before Tara Schoen had a hat trick, scoring one unassisted goal and two free position shots to tie the game at nine all with 12:33 left in play. Karen Jann gave Penn back the lead on a free position shot at 9:28, her second goal of the season. Harvard tied the game at 10 with 4:36 remaining to send the game into overtime.
Muller's game-winner came after Harvard goalie Caitlin Cahow stopped two Quaker shots in the closing minutes of the extra period. Muller picked up the rebound of the second shot and tucked into the cage to put Penn ahead by one.
In goal, Liz Lorelli had eight saves for the Quakers. Cahow had nine saves in the game for the Crimson. It was her first collegiate start.
The Quakers are next in action on Wednesday, April 13 when they host No. 3 Princeton on Franklin Field. Game time is slatted for 7 p.m.
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
1. 1st 17:51 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali (12) MULLER, Chrissy
2. 1st 14:19 HARV EVEN Orr, Casey (1) Simmons, Caroline
3. 1st 12:34 HARV EVEN Gamble, Liz (5) Free position shot
4. 1st 10:23 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel (14) Unassisted
5. 1st 8:49 HARV EVEN Kaveney, Allie (9) Unassisted
6. 1st 8:02 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel (15) JURAS, Allie
7. 1st 4:00 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily (14) Free position shot
8. 2nd 28:08 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel (15) Free position shot
9. 2nd 27:32 HARV EVEN Belitsos, Elaine (14) Simmons, Caroline
10. 2nd 26:43 HARV EVEN Curtis, Natalie (14) Unassisted
11. 2nd 24:35 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali (16) MULLER, Chrissy
12. 2nd 23:40 PENN EVEN AMBROZY, Allison (4) RYAN, Ali
13. 2nd 22:38 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali (17) MULLER, Chrissy
14. 2nd 21:31 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie (12) COCHRAN, Emily
15. 2nd 20:56 HARV EVEN Kaveney, Allie (10) Free position shot
16. 2nd 17:52 HARV EVEN Schoen, Tara (7) Unassisted
17. 2nd 16:23 HARV EVEN Schoen, Tara (8) Free position shot
18. 2nd 12:33 HARV EVEN Schoen, Tara (9) Free position shot
19. 2nd 9:28 PENN EVEN JANN, Karen (2) Free position shot
20. 2nd 4:36 HARV EVEN Gamble, Liz (6) Kaveney, Allie
21. OT 0:07 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy (11) Unassisted