Penn Claims 7th Straight Ivy Title in OT vs. No. 17 Princeton

McMunn would answer for the Tigers on the man-advantage midway through the first half, a goal countered by Bunting's second of the game as the two co-Ivy Offensive Players of the Week last week engaged in a scoring showdown of their own. Bunting's goal was the mark of a true goal-scorer, top corner and on the fly from the near hash.

Mary-Kate Sivilli and Sarah Lloyd would combine to give Princeton a 5-3 lead with 1:30 to play in the first half, but again the Quakers scored quickly off the draw to enter the second half with momentum. This time, it was Cain who scored needing just 22 seconds after Lloyd's goal to get one back for the Red and Blue.

Shannon Mangini would score the first of her three goals 2:39 into the second half, the first of four ties in the final 30 minutes. Goals were quick to come by in the opening minutes of the second frame, Princeton retaking the lead 32 seconds later and Penn tying the game again on a Bunting snipe 5:31 into the second half.

Freshman Catherine Dickinson would give Penn its first lead of the game 38:31 into the night, driving and ducking her way through traffic for her third goal of the season to make the score 7-6 in favor of the Quakers.

After a Tigers' timeout, Princeton would score the next three goals to take their final two-goal lead of the night. Erin Slifer had two of the three goals, including the ninth Princeton goal of the game on a free position while the Tigers were on the man-up with 12:36 to play.

Princeton won the next draw, but a Ferguson save with 9:25 to play gave Penn a chance to get back in the game. Penn took the games' next five shots, scoring on the final two of that run in a span of 1:06 to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Penn improves to 8-4 overall this season and is 8-1 over its last nine games the only loss at No. 1 Maryland. The Quakers are now 3-0 in overtime this season, including a pair of overtime Ivy League wins as the Red and Blue move to 6-0 in Ivy play

Penn outshot Princeton, 26-19 in the game, Caroline Bunting leading all players with eight shots.

Maddie Poplawski shared the game-high in draw controls with four, setting a new Ivy League record for career draw controls in the process. She now has 166 draw controls, surpassing the old mark of 163 which was held by Dartmouth's Taylor Gattinella (2009-12).

A key for Penn was how protective it was with the ball. The Red and Blue committed just seven turnovers including only one in the first half a season-low.

Penn finishes the Ivy League portion of the regular season at Brown on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

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