Two More Games Cap Busy Stretch for Field Hockey

Live Stats (Columbia and Appalachian State)

Penn Sports Network Video (Appalachian State)

PHILADELPHIA - Coming off of its most prolific offensive display of the season, field hockey will have two more games this weekend to try and get back into the win column. The Quakers will travel to Columbia on Friday for a 6 p.m. game. Penn will then return to Franklin Field on Sunday for a non-conference game against Appalachian State starting at 11 a.m. Last season, Penn and Columbia went into overtime before the Quakers prevailed, 3-2. Penn has never played Appalachian State prior to this season.

Penn vs. Columbia - Friday, October 14 - 6 p.m.

Tracking the Action: Columbia will be providing live stats from all the action on Friday.

The series with Columbia...

*Penn is 10-5 all-time against Columbia, playing the Lions every year since 1996.

*Penn has outscored Columbia 35-19 in the all-time series.

*The Quakers have won three of the seven games played at Columbia.

*In the games at Columbia, Penn has outscored the Lions 14-7.

*Two of the last three games played at Columbia between the two schools have gone to overtime.

*Five of the last 10 games between these two teams have gone into overtime.

Scouting Columbia...

*Columbia (4-6, 2-1 Ivy) has won three of its last six games after starting the season 1-3.

*The Lions are 2-1 at home this season.

*Gabby Kozlowski leads the team with seven goals and 14 points.

*Six players have scored two goals this season and eight players have scored a goal overall.

*Desi Scherf and Bridget DeSandis are tied for the team-lead with three assists.

*Eight players have tallied an assist for Columbia this season.

*Kozlowski has taken a team-high 45 shots this season.

*Paige Simmons (21 shots), Carson Christus (20 shots), and Leti Freaney (19 shots) are the other three players to take double digit shots this season.

*Columbia is averaging 14.2 shots per game and just under seven penalty corner chances.

*The Lions are allowing 19.7 shots per game and 10.5 penalty corner opportunities.

*Columbia leads the Ivy League in defensive saves with 10.

*Lauren Skudalski and DeSandis have each made four defensive saves.

*Christie O'Hara has started every game in goal and has a save percentage of .759. She is allowing 2.64 goals per game and has made 85 saves.

A year ago...

*Last season, Penn beat Columbia in overtime, 3-2.

*Julie Tahan and Caroline Olt each scored regulation goals, while Kirstin Snyder assisted on Olt's goal.

Penn vs. Appalachian State - Sunday, October 16 - 11 a.m.

Tracking the Action: The Penn Sports Network will be providing live video from Franklin Field Sunday morning. Live Stats will also be available.

New beginnings, Part IV...

*The game with Appalachian State will be the fourth time that Penn has played a team for the first time in 2011.

*Penn had also not played American, Towson, or UC Davis prior to this season.

Scouting Appalachian State...

*Penn will be the second of two games for Appalachian State this weekend. The Mountaineers will play Towson Friday to get their weekend play started.

*Coming into the weekend, six different players have scored a goal for Appalachian State.

*Brooklyn Shearer has a team-high four goals. Kelly Allaband and Brooke Angellella have scored three goals each.

*Jessi Stuart and Dana Wetmore have two goals, while Lauren Kloeppinger has scored once.

*Stuart has a team-high three assists.

*Shearer leads the team in shots with 20, while Stuart (15) and Angellella (13) have also recorded 10-plus shots.

*13 players have taken a shot this season for Appalachian State.

*The Mountaineers are averaging just over 8 shots and 4.5 penalty corners per game.

*They are allowing just under 22 shots per game and exactly nine penalty corners per contest.

*Appalachian State has made three defensive saves this season. Anna Long has made two and Casey Lammando has made the other.

*Bridgette Street has started all 12 games in goal. She has a goals against average of 4.46 and a save percentage of .659.

*Sarah Anderson has seen playing time in five different games this season. She is allowing just over four goals every 70 minutes and has a save percentage of .684.

*Both Penn and Appalachian State have two players from Lower Dauphin High School and one player from Central Bucks West on their roster.

*Appalachian State freshman Jessi Stuart and junior Casey Lammando played field hockey at Lower Dauphin High School, while freshman Alex Miller played at Central Bucks West.

*For Penn, sophomore Olivia Olt and senior Caroline Olt also played at Lower Dauphin, while junior Sarah Hasson played at Central Bucks West.

The Penn attack...

*Penn's offensive attack will be coming into this weekend with its confidence at a season high following its best performance to date Wednesday.

*The Quakers scored three times, shooting 24 times and getting 16 shots on goal against Lehigh. All three of these totals were season bests.

*The scoring streak just continues to grow. Penn has now scored in 10 consecutive games. The Quakers have 13 goals during that 10 game span, which eclipses last season's best stretch. A year ago, the most goals Penn had in a 10 game stretch was 12.

*The last time Penn scored in 10 consecutive games was 2008 when the current senior class were freshman.

*Julie Tahan scored twice against Lehigh Wednesday. For the sophomore, this was the first time she has scored more than once in a game during her collegiate career. She now has a team-high five goals this season, which ranks her in the top-10 in the Ivy League.

*Junior Sarah Hasson tallied her second goal of the season to get the scoring started Wednesday.

*Freshman Helene Caniglia has three goals this season.

*Also a freshman, Emily Corcoran has scored twice in her first season at Penn.

*Kirstin Snyder has scored one goal this season.

*With her assist against Lehigh, Snyder is now tied with Tahan for the team lead in assists with three.

*Corcoran tallied her second assist against Lehigh. She and Caniglia each have a pair of assists.

*Tahan leads the team in points with 13. Caniglia has eight, while Corcoran has six. Snyder has five points on the season, while Hasson has four. With the assist against Lehigh, Iqbal picked up her first collegiate point.

*Penn is averaging over seven penalty corners per game this season, third best in the Ivy League.

*The Quakers are averaging just over 11 shots per game. Eleven different players have taken a shot for Penn this year after MaryRose Croddick came up from her defensive position to record a shot against Lehigh. Penn has taken nine-plus shots in nine of the last 10 games.

*Penn's attack is averaging 14.2 shots over the last five games.

*Tahan leads the team with 39 shots and 25 shots on goal. She is now third in the Ivy League in both categories after taking seven shots with four on goal last night. She is the only player to record at least one shot in every game and has taken exactly seven shots in three of her last four games. She has a point in each of the last three games and in four of the last five.

*Corcoran has the second most shots on the team with 26, including 19 on goal. She has taken at least four shots in three of the last five games.

*Snyder has 23 shots this season with 15 on goal. Her four shots against Lehigh were the second-most she took all season. She also has a point in two of the last four games.

*Iqbal has taken 18 shots this season. Her four shots against Lehigh tied a season high. She has taken a shot in each of the last six games and nine of the last 10 games.

*Hasson has started the last seven games and has taken six shots in her last five games, eight total shots for the season.

*Caniglia has recorded a goal or an assist in three of the past four games. She has been very efficient with her shooting, scoring three goals on just five shots.

*Kyle deSandes-Moyer took her third shot of the season against Lehigh. She has started nine of Penn's 11 games this season.

*Sunny Stirewalt recorded her first shot of the season against Harvard and has seen time in two games this season.

*Amelia Cohen has played in all 11 games, starting three and taking one shot this season.

*Abigail Egan has seen playing time in seven games this season and has taken one shot on goal. Katie Harrington has also played in seven games, starting one.

*Penn has scored nine of its 13 goals in the second half or overtime of games this season.

*Five attacking players - Corcoran, Snyder, Tahan, Iqbal, and Caniglia have each started all 11 games this season for Penn. Cohen, deSandes-Moyer, and Hasson have all played in every game this season.

The Penn defense...

*Senior goalie Kieran Sweeney is the only goalie in the Ivy League to record multiple shutouts. Both of her wins were shutout victories.

*Sweeney is third in the Ivy League in saves with 86. Her goals against average sits at 2.56 with a save percentage of .761, third best in the Ivies. She has made 12-plus saves in three of the last six games.

*Penn has made six defensive saves this season; second most in the Ivy League to Columbia's 10.

*Penn has two of the five players in the Ivy League with multiple defensive saves.

*Mandy Epstein and Helene Caniglia are tied for third in the Ivies with two defensive saves.

*Freshmen MaryRose Croddick and Katherine Cook each have one defensive save.

*The back line defense of Caroline Olt, Epstein, and Croddick has started every game this season. Sweeney has started all but the first game in goal and has played all but 49 minutes this season.

*Overall, eight players have started all 11 games for Penn this season. Twelve players have played in all 11 games this season.

*Six freshmen have started at least one game for Penn this season.

Looking ahead: After completing the four games in eight days, Penn will have a week to rest before it gets back on the playing field. The Quakers will be back in action next Sunday, October 23 when Yale comes to Franklin Field for the fifth Ivy League game of the season.