PHILADELPHIA – The Yale women's lacrosse team opened Ivy League play on Saturday at No. 12 Penn, the defending Ivy co-champions. The Quakers utilized a quick start -- scoring the first 10 goals of the game -- en route to claiming a 15-4 win at Franklin Field.
That initial run by Penn (4-0, 1-0 Ivy League) was ended by a pair of first years (attacker Rachel Anderson, off a feed from midfielder Payton Vaughn), who combined to get Yale's first tally. That came at the 4:47 mark of the first, and less than 90 seconds later another first year -- midfielder Jill Gollob -- scored off an assist by sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins for Yale's second goal.
Yale (2-2, 0-1 Ivy League) got within 12-4 with 11:52 to play, but Penn scored the final three goals of the game to pull away.
Yale hosts Niagara Thursday night.
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Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity