Penn Athletics weekend recap: Win streaks for field hockey, football, and men’s soccer


Penn soccer defeated Georgetown on Oct. 8, 2022 in a 59-28 blowout.
Credit: Anna Vazhaeparambil

October is most likely one of the crucial thrilling months in sports activities, as the accumulation against the World Series crosses paths with an accelerating NFL season, and engines are simply starting to rev within the NBA and NHL. Here at Penn, a number of fall sports activities groups are barrelling ahead in thrilling win streaks, whilst some groups are simply selecting up the keys to claiming constant victories.

Field Hockey

Field hockey (3-8) passed Cornell its first Ivy League lack of the season on Friday with a 2-0 shutout win. The Quakers’ scoring used to be led by means of their senior captains Gracyn Banks and Meghan Ward. Banks discovered the again of the cage off a penalty stroke just below 5 mins into the 3rd quarter. Penn added to the lead with 10 mins left within the sport when Ward tipped a go from Sophie Freedman.

The Quakers outshot the Big Red 10 to 9, with seven of the ones pictures coming within the 3rd quarter. Sophomore goalkeeperFrederique Wollaert made 4 saves within the shutout efficiency, incomes her 3rd win of the season and moment consecutive shutout. All of Penn’s wins have come on shutouts so far.

The victory marks their first Ivy League victory of the season, as they give the impression of being for their moment in opposition to Brown, Saturday at midday.


Penn soccer(4-0) defeated Georgetown (1-5) Saturday in a 59-28 blowout, proceeding a dominant 4-0 begin to the season. Everything looked as if it would fall into position for the Quakers, even from the hole kickoff when a 43-yard go back from senior operating again Jonathan Mulatu resulted in an early field function.

Quarterback Aidan Sayin contributed 5 overall touchdowns, together with 4 during the air to 4 other receivers.  Senior operating again Trey Flowers additionally persevered his dominant begin to the season with 149 yards at the flooring and two touchdowns. The Quakers’ offense completed with a season top 480 overall yards.

On the opposite facet of the ball, junior linebacker Jack Fairman’s early first quarter interception arrange the Quaker’s first landing of the day. He additionally led Penn’s protection with 8 overall tackles.

With this victory over Georgetown, Penn finishes non-conference play undefeated, after wins over Lafayette and Colgate previous within the season. The Quakers get started the season 4-0 for the primary time since 2003, and glance to proceed the streak, returning house to stand Columbia (3-1), this Saturday at 1 p.m.


Men’s soccer (7-1-1) prolonged its win streak to 6 video games on Saturday, with a 2-0 shutout in opposition to Dartmouth (2-4-3). Less than a minute into the sport, graduate scholar Ben Stitz discovered the again of the online, giving Penn a 1-0 lead. Stitz has now scored in six consecutive video games, and is the one Quaker to perform this feat within the final 30 years.

After coming off the bench halfway during the first 1/2, junior midfielder Michael Hewes briefly discovered the again of the online within the thirty seventh minute to provide Penn the 2-0 lead. Hewes is now on his 6th function within the final 5 video games.

Two first-half objectives proved to be sufficient as neither group used to be in a position to attain in the second one. Junior goalkeeper Nick Christoffersen used to be no longer very busy in web, dealing with most effective 4 pictures en path to his moment shutout of the season. In distinction, Penn’s 22 pictures mark the fourth time this season the group has surpassed 20 pictures in a sport.

Men’s soccer seems to be to proceed their dominant stretch as they tackle Monmouth (6-4), Tuesday at 7 p.m.

On the ladies’s finish, the Quakers fell simply quick, 2-1 to Columbia, after a past due penalty kick put the Lions forward.

Penn had early possibilities, with pictures from sophomore forwards Isobel Glass and Janae Stewart, however they had been became apart by means of Columbia’s keeper. It took till the 61st minute when senior ahead Sizzy Lawton used to be in any case in a position to seek out the again of the online handy the Quakers a 1-0 lead.

Columbia briefly spoke back, scoring within the 71st minute to tie the sport. After a handball dedicated by means of Penn throughout the field, Columbia capitalized at the penalty kick, taking the lead 2-1 within the 81st minute. The Quakers discovered themselves with little time left at the clock and may no longer triumph over the past due deficit.

Columbia outshot Penn 13-4 within the fit because the Quakers suffered their first loss within the Ivy League this season. Women’s soccer falls to 3-2-7 however seems to be to dance again as they trip to Dartmouth, Saturday at 3 p.m.

Sprint Football

Sprint soccer (2-2) returned to the win column after losing two directly, profitable a defensive struggle 9-6 over Chestnut Hill (0-3). Penn’s protection ruled, forcing 5 overall turnovers and maintaining the Griffins to simply 155 yards of overall offense. Sophomore linebacker Matt McKillop led the protection with 1.5 sacks and each pressured and recovered a fumble.

Despite being sacked seven occasions, senior quarterback Andrew Paolini threw for 269 yards, and a landing to freshman Brandon Graves. which turned into Graves’ team-leading fourth landing of the season.

Sophomore defensive again Adrian Montemayor persevered to exhibit his versatility together with his moment interception of the season in addition to kicking a 24-yard field function to provide Penn an early 3-0 lead. Now tied atop the CSFL south department with Navy, the Quakers cross at the highway and face Cornell Friday at 7 p.m.


Men’s tennis hosted the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) northeast regionals this weekend. The match ran from Friday thru Monday. The event integrated 18 faculties and amongst them had been fellow Ivies Cornell, Princeton, and Yale.

Eight Quakers competed within the event. Seven of the 8 gained their first-round matchups. Manfredi Graziani, Zach Lim, Zach Smith, and Matt Rutter had been all in a position to earn a second-round victory however every had been eradicated within the 3rd. 

The remainder of the Ivy League fared higher with a minimum of one faculty featured in every of the 8 around of 16 fits. Yale had the most powerful appearing within the event, with 5 Bulldogs making it to the around of 16. 

Penn can have a couple of weeks off sooner than gearing as much as trip to Harvard for the ITA Super-Regionals from Oct. 21 thru Oct. 24.


Volleyball (2-13) performed two video games this weekend. On Friday evening the Quakers fell to Columbia 1-3, however on Saturday, Penn snapped an eleven-game dropping streak with a 3-2 victory over Cornell.

Columbia jumped to a handy guide a rough 2-0 win with a decisive 25-15 victory in the second one set. Penn used to be in a position to keep away from defeat with a 25-23 victory within the 3rd set but it surely used to be too little too past due as Columbia got here storming again to win the fourth set 25-22, securing the 3-1 victory.

Against Cornell, Penn jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. After a detailed first set, the Quakers commanded the second one and seemed to run away with the sport. However, Cornell got here out the gate firing within the 3rd and gained the set 25-17. The fourth went again and forth however past due within the set Cornell used to be in a position to take the lead and tie up the fit 2-2. In the 5th, tied at 11-11, Penn referred to as a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, they had been in a position to attain 4 of the following 5 securing the set and the fit victory.

Sophomore out of doors hitter Ella Green had a blended 25 kills at the weekend, 14 of them coming in Saturday’s victory. Senior out of doors hitter Autumn Leak additionally contributed 21 kills;13 of them within the profitable effort in opposition to Cornell.

Penn seems to be to construct off the win, as they trip to Brown Friday at 7 p.m.

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