PHILADELPHIA - Senior co-captain Lea Salese and sophomore Nicole Black each scored goals for the Penn field hockey team on Wednesday night against Temple, but the Quakers couldn't old off the Owls as they scored three unanswered goals to deated the Quakers 3-2 at Greasey Field.
The Quakers (5-5) got on the board the scoring less than seven minutes into the first frame when Salese rifled her sixth goal of the season past Owls starting goalkeeper Erin Hanshue. With exactly eight minutes remaining in the first half,Black put in her first collegiate goal on a penalty strokethat slipped by a sprawling Hanshue. Penn outshot the Owls’ 5-4 in the first half while achieving a 7-3 advantage in penalty corners in the game.
Temple (5-8) quickly responded to begin the second half when Mary Catherine Kinneman’s feed to Alli Lokey only two and a half minutes into the second stanzaput the Owls on the scoreboard. Lindsay Holman scored the equalizer when she redirected a rebound pastjunior goalkeeper Elizabeth Schlossberg.
The next30 minutes went scoreless until an Owls penalty corner with just over a minute remaining was converted into a game-winner by Megan Hannahoe. Holman’s tally came from Katie Stevenson’s stop and Lokey’s dish.
Schlossberg stopped six shots. Hanshue posted four saves for the Owls before making way for freshman Kendra Kennedy registerd one save in the second half.
The Red and Blue travel to Charlottesville, Va. to take on ACC powerhouse Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 8. Game time is 1 p.m.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications