Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/23/17
From Press Releases
Faced with early adversity, the No. 10 Penn women’s lacrosse team rallied in fine fashion to pick up a 13-10 win at Harvard to move to 5-1 in the Ivy League and join Princeton and Cornell atop the Ivy League with one week to play.
The Quakers spotted the Crimson leads of 4-0 and 5-1 before shutting the door the rest of the way – allowing just five goals over the game’s final 46:29. The Quakers held Harvard to just two goals over a span of 39:50 before the Crimson scored three in the final 3:29.
Meanwhile in Ithaca, NY, Princeton junior Colby Chanenchuk scored the biggest goal of her career as she was left open behind the goal after a Cornell double was put on leading scorer Olivia Hompe. Facing the double, Hompe fed Chanenchuk who came around the right side of the goal and buried the double overtime winner, giving the Tigers a key 12-11 win over Cornell.
Back at Harvard, the second half of the first half was a complete turnaround for the Quakers. After conceding five goals in the first 13:31, Penn held the Crimson off the scoreboard for the final 16:29 of the opening period to climb back into the game.
Penn finished the first half on a 4-0 run to enter halftime tied, 5-5. The Red and Blue had five different goal scorers in the first half, and were 4-for-6 on free position attempts to methodically erase an early 4-0 deficit.
In the second half, Penn conceded the first goal but countered with six in a row to build an 11-6 lead and take control of the game.
One game after scoring eight goals, Alex Condon netted four to lead all scorers. Emily Rogers-Healion had three goals and two assists for a team-high five points. Natalie Stefan had two goals, with Erin Barry, Lauren D’Amore, Sarah Barcia and Gabby Rosenzweig each adding one.
The Quakers were 7-for-13 on free positions in the game – a single-game high for the 2017 season.
Natalie Stefan was a force on the draw for Penn, winning a game-high seven as Penn held a 14-11 edge on the draw
Britt Brown was up to her usual tricks, making 13 saves after allowing the four early goals.
How It Happened…
• Harvard struck twice in the first 1:05 to build an early 2-0 lead. Katie Muldoon had the first one, followed by Marisa Romeo.
• The deficit for Penn became 4-0 after two goals in 26 seconds from Maeve McMahon. Her second was a behind-the-back low shot with 24:03 to play in the first half.
• Erin Barry ended Penn’s drought to start the game, connecting on a free position from center hash 10:05 into the game.
• Romeo scored a free position goal with 16:29 left in the first half to give Harvard a 5-1 lead.
• Penn scored the game’s next four goals to tie the game, 5-5. Three of the goals were free positions, the lone goal in the run of play an Alex Condon score off a pass from Erin Barry.
• The other goals in the run were free positions from Lauren D’Amore and Natalie Stefan. D’Amore’s goal was her first of the season.
• Harvard got on the board early in the second half, Keely MacAfee scoring from the left post to give Harvard a 6-5 lead 0:55 into the second period.
• Penn tied the game, 6-6, off Condon’s second goal of the game. She worked a give-and-go with Rogers-Healion and leveled the game 1:21 into the second half.
• Condon completed her hat trick on the free position, scoring on a shot to the left post 2:57 into the second half.
• Gabby Rosenzweig gave Penn a two-goal lead with 25:42 to play, bouncing home a shot from the left post.
• Stefan connected on a free position with 20:20 remaining to give Penn a 9-6 lead.
• Sarah Barcia cut to the net and picked up a Rosenzweig pass to give Penn a 10-6 lead just 23 seconds later.
• Alex Condon cut to goal and picked up a Rogers-Healion pass for her fourth of the game with 10:45 to play to give Penn an 11-6 lead.
• Muldoon ended Penn’s 6-0 run with her second of the game with 8:39 to make it an 11-7 Penn lead.
• Rogers-Healion netted a free position with 6:00 to play, giving Penn a 12-6 lead.
The Quakers conclude the 2017 regular season on April 30, hosting Yale at Franklin Field. Opening draw for Senior Day is scheduled for 1 p.m.