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Penn Tops Yale 2-0

Holly Jackson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Holly Jackson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – There were not many Grade-A scoring chances for either team Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field as the Yale field hockey team hosted Penn. The Quakers ultimately took advantage of two in the second half to pull out a 2-0 victory over the Bulldogs.

This was the eighth straight time in the series that Yale and Penn have played a game decided by two goals or less. The defenses controlled play for nearly 50 minutes, until Penn utilized multiple passes and scored on a penalty corner at 48:05.

The Quakers then scored the lone goal from the field, as back Alexa Schneck -- who had scored the first goal -- set up forward Erin Quinn right in front of the goal. Quinn sent the ball past a screened Yale sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso at 54:23 to make it 2-0 Quakers. 

"They had six shots, we had five shots," said Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey. "It was a very evenly played game, and both teams played some good hockey. They scored on their shots, and we didn't"

Yale (7-7, 2-3 Ivy League) had a corner with less than three minutes to play that provided the last chance to get back in the game, but the Quakers blocked the initial shot by forward Camille Scheyer and goalkeeper Ava Rosati -- sister of Yale field hockey alum Mia Rosati '13 -- kicked away the follow-up by midfielder Sarah King.

Terroso finished with four saves, while Rosati made five.

Penn (8-7, 4-1 Ivy League) moves into a tie for second place behind league-leading No. 9 Harvard, which improved to 5-0 in Ivy play with a 3-1 win at No. 3 Princeton Saturday.

Yale hosts Lehigh Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity