PHILADELPHIA - The Penn field hockey team brought home their third win of the season from Piscataway, N.J., as they beat Rutgers 2-1 in overtime.
The Quakers scored first as junior Nicole Black got a breakaway 23 minutes into the first half. She slipped it past Rutgers goalie Rosalyn Wentko, to put Penn up 1-0. Rutgers tied the game up just ten minutes later, when Amy Lewis scored on a penalty corner, assisted by Corinne Bach and Kristen Johnson. Senior goalie Elizabeth Schlossberg had two saves in the second half, to keep the score tied at 1-1, and send the game into overtime.
But junior midfielder Meghan Rose decided she'd had enough; shewanted to go home, and she wanted to go home with the win. So, just twenty seconds after the whistle blew in OT, she scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway, as Wentko came off her line, and Rose's shot trickled by her.
The Quakers dominated the Scarlet Knights offensively, as they outshot them 12-3. Rose had five shots on goal, while Black also added one. Sophomore Margaretha Ehret also had five shots on net, while Melissa Black and freshman Kathryn Rose added one apiece. Schlossberg's second half saves were the only two of her 70 minutes and 20 seconds of action.
Rutgers goalie Wentko had 10 saves in the loss, as the Scarlet Knights fell to 3-8. With the win, the Quakers improved to 3-5 overall.
Up next, the Quakers travel to Big 5 rival Villanova, on Wednesday, September 27 for a 7 p.m. matchup.
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