PHILADELPHIA -- In a game that was bereft of much offense, Cara Calahan provided just enough to give the Penn field hockey team a 1-0 win over Dartmouth Saturday at Franklin Field.
The teams seemed to struggle to get anything going offensively; the Quakers (5-4, 1-2 Ivy League) took just five shots on the day while the Big Green (4-4, 1-2) had three. In the Penn goal, Elizabeth Schlossberg was called upon to make just two saves in getting her third shutout of the season.
Calahan's goal came in the 22nd minute and was the result of nice plays by both Lea Salese and Tracy Statter. Salese was able to collect a loose ball among several Dartmouth defenders, and sent a ball ahead to Statter who was alone with Dartmouth goalkeeper Lauren Balukjian. Statter drew Balukjian out to her, then sent a pass across to a wide-open Calahan who easily converted into the open goal.
Salese had a chance to double Penn's lead in the second half with a shot off a penalty corner that went just wide.
Penn is back in action Wednesday, meeting Temple in an intra-city battle at 3:30 p.m. That game will be at Temple.
Written by Mike Mahoney, director of athletic communications