Women's Lacrosse Downs Yale, 8-7

Philadelphia, Pa. -- The No. 19 University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse team defeated No. 18 Yale, 8-7, on Saturday on Franklin Field. Chrissy Muller had three goals for the Quakers (3-1)and one assist in the win. It was Penn's first win over Yale in over ten years.

Katie Spofford scored the second of her two goals with just 9.7 seconds remaining in play on a free position shot to give the Quakers the victory. Ali Ryan had one goal in the win and Allie Juras and Karen Jann each had one as well. Emily Cochran had one assist in the win.

Yale (1-3) opened up offensively, with Katherine Sargent and Lauren Taylor scoring on assists from Marya Myers to open play. The Quakers first goal of the game came on an unassisted shot by Muller with 22:22 remaining in the first half. Juras then scored at 21:43 on a pass from Cochran to tie the game at two all. The two teams then traded goals, with Alessandra Croffy scoring for Yale and Muller scoring at 13:07 to tie the game at three. Spofford then scored on a free position shot at8:25 and Muller completed the hat trick with a goal at 7:31. Penn took a 5-4 lead into halftime.

Yale came out strong in the second half, scoring two goals before the Quakers responded. Jann scored with 16:38 remaining in play for Penn's first offensive mark of the half. Ryan scored with 5:04 left to knot the game at 7-7 on a pass from Muller. Spofford was awarded a free position shot with just 11 seconds left to play in the game. She took the shot and scored with 9.7 ticks remaining on the clock to give the Quakers the victory.

In goal, Liz Lorelli hadfive saves for the Quakers and Yale had four saves.

The Quakers are next in action on Tuesday, March 22, when they host Delaware on Franklin Field at 4 p.m.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communcations assistant

SCORING SUMMARY:
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
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1. 1st 28:21 YALE EVEN Sargent, Katherine Myers, Marya
2. 1st 26:59 YALE EVEN Taylor, Lauren Myers, Marya
3. 1st 22:22 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Unassisted
4. 1st 21:43 PENN EVEN JURAS, Allie COCHRAN, Emily
5. 1st 18:20 YALE EVEN Croffy, Alessandra Unassisted
6. 1st 13:07 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Unassisted
7. 1st 8:25 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Free position shot
8. 1st 7:31 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Unassisted
9. 1st 6:20 YALE EVEN Sargent, Katherine Unassisted
10. 2nd 25:40 YALE EVEN Taylor, Lauren Unassisted
11. 2nd 17:57 YALE EVEN Croffy, Alessandra Unassisted
12. 2nd 16:38 PENN EVEN JANN, Karen Unassisted
13. 2nd 7:17 YALE EVEN Taylor, Lauren Unassisted
14. 2nd 5:04 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali MULLER, Chrissy
15. 2nd 0:09 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Free position shot