PHILADELPHIA The Penn field hockey team broughtits three-game losing streak to an end Saturday at Franklin Field, with a resounding 2-0 win over Harvard inits Ivy opener.
Penn'sfirst goal came just5:44 into the match off a penalty corner. Junior forward Jamie Calahan took the corner, sending a straight pass to junior midfielder Meghan Rose. Rose then set up the perfect ball for sophomore Margaretha Ehret, who drove it into the left corner past Harvard goalie Kelly Knoche.
Head Coach Val Cloud was happy with the execution of the play.
“It was a perfect spot,” said Cloud. “They work on going to the goalie’s weak side, and she made it. I was very happy about that. It was the first goal of the year. It showed my guys we can score; we hadn’t in three games. We hadcome close, but hadn’t scored yet. And that goal showed them we could do it.”
The second half was a struggle for both teams, as momentum shifted throughout the half. But the Quakers sealed the deal late in the game when Nicole Black had a breakaway up the right side of the field. As she neared the goal, Knoche came out of the net, tripping her, giving Penn a penalty stroke. Rose took the shot for the Quakers and put itaway easily, giving Penn the 2-0 victory.
“I was just happy with their output,” said Cloud. “At different times, people rose to the occasion, and that’s what we’re after. We’re going to do this together.”
Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Schlossberg had five saves in her 70 minutes of action. With the decision, the Crimson fell to 0-3, 0-1 in the Ivy League, while Penn improved to 1-3, 1-0 in the Ivy League.
Up next, the Quakers will travel to LafayetteWednesday.
Download: Penn-HU Box Score.pdf