Schneck's Double-OT Winner Lifts Field Hockey over Dartmouth, 1-0


WHAT TO KNOW
*Penn won a dramatic double-overtime match against Dartmouth on Friday afternoon, posting a 1-0 victory with a goal in the 88th minute. Freshman Alexa Schneck tallied the game-winner.

*The contest marked the fourth overtime game for Penn this season and the third that’s gone into double-overtime. The Quakers are 3-1 in overtime games this season.

*With the win, Penn improved to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the Ivy League following the contest. They’ll return home on Sunday to host Big 5 rival Temple on Oct. 9th.

HANOVER, N.H. – The University of Pennsylvania (7-3, 2-1) got back to their winning ways with a dramatic 1-0 double-overtime victory over Dartmouth (3-7, 0-3) on Friday afternoon in Hanover, N.H.

Freshman Alexa Schneck netted the game-winner in the 88th minute with a straight shot to the left post, beating the Dartmouth defense with the bullet from the top of the circle. The match marked the fourth overtime game for the Quakers this season and the third that went to double-overtime.

The goal marked the second of the freshman’s career as she notched the winner at the 87:34 mark. Schneck showed terrific patience on the play as she fought through the initial foul which was held for the Quaker advantage. The quick release on the shot caught the Big Green defense on their heels as the drive sailed to the far post.

Penn improved to 7-3 overall with the win and moved to 2-1 in the Ivy League with today’s outcome. Dartmouth dropped their fifth-straight, falling to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the conference with the loss.

The Red and Blue dominated the entire contest but couldn’t find the back of the net amid multiple opportunities. The Quakers held a 27-7 advantage in shots and 11-5 lead in shots on goal for the contest.

On the defensive end, Penn goalkeeper Liz Mata made several great stops to keep the Quakers in the game. She finished the match with five saves while Dartmouth’s Emma Plumb made 10 stops in the loss.

The Quakers return to action this Sunday when they come home to the friendly confines of Ellen Vagelos Field to host the Temple Owls in a Big 5 city showing. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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