NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The No. 8 Penn women's lacrosse team outscored Yale 6-0 in the second half to claim its first Ivy win of the season. Senior Melissa Lehman scored three goals in the win.
Penn's suffocating defense was in full effect in the second half and was led by goalkeeper Sarah Waxman who made nine saves to shutout of Bulldogs in the second. She made 10 saves in the game. Prior to meeting Penn, the Elis had been averaging 9.40 goals per game.
Yale's leading goal-scorers--Kat Peetz, Lauren Taylor and Jenn Warden--were held to just three goals with Warden goalless.
Allison Ambrozy put Penn on the board first at 9:41, but Peetz answered a minute later to tie it up. Ali DeLuca didn't waste anytime scoring 30 seconds later. Yale scored the next two to take its only lead of the day, but Rachel Manson and Emma Spiro both talled goals to put Penn ahead 4-3 with four minutes to play in the half.
Taylor scored her only goal of the day to knot the score at 4-4 before the break.
DeLuca broke the stalemate just 1:22 into the new period and Penn never looked back. Lehman notched an unassisted goal just after the midway point and Yale called a timeout to try to quiet the Quakers run. Lehman would not be denied as she went on the score the next two goals at 18:39 on a free-position shotand unassisted20:19.
Manson added to herfirst-half goal andnetted another at 26:06 and was milliseconds away from completing a hattrick, but had the goal waved off because the clock had expired.
Newcomer Giulia Giordano added the team's 10th goal at 28:24.
The Quakers will open thier home slate at Franklin Field, Wednesday against Penn State. Game time is set for 6 p.m.