No. 15 Penn Prevails vs. Rutgers for Corbett's 150th Win

The Quakers begin the defense of their Ivy League championship and set out in search of an eighth consecutive Ancient Eight crown against Harvard this Saturday at Franklin Field. First draw in scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Game Notes: The last time Penn won a game while scoring six goals was against Hofstra on Mar. 10, 2010 ... Penn's last win by a score of 6-3 came against Lehigh on April 11, 1989 ... Three goals allowed is the fewest allowed by Penn since allowing just two to Yale in a 7-2 win on Mar. 19, 2011.

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PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2014) Rutgers (3-2) fell, 6-3, to No. 15 Penn (2-1) Wednesday evening at Franklin Field. Sophomore attacker Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) and senior attacker Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) each finished with two points to lead the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlet Knights managed to battle the nationally ranked Quakers to a 2-2 stalemate in the first half, but the hosts outscored RU by a 4-1 margin in the second half. RU was held scoreless for the first 28 minutes of the second half until the squad scored its third goal of the game with 1:25 to play.

Barnes notched a goal and an assist in the game, while Martinelli had a team-high two assists. Also scoring for RU was junior midfielder Jenny Vlahos (Manhasset, N.Y.) and senior attacker Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.).

Redshirt freshman goalie Amanda Currell (Moorestown, N.J.) finished with 10 saves and two assists for RU.

Penn was led by Lindsey Smith, who scored two goals.

Rutgers edged Penn in draw controls (7-4), but the Quakers had the advantage in shots (21-13) and ground balls (22-14).

Vlahos opened the scoring for both sides, just over 10 minutes into the opening half, as Penn goalie Lucy Ferguson was named for a foul, leaving the goal open. Martinelli would take the ball behind the goal and find Vlahos in front for the score to put RU on the board.

Penn tied the game less than 20 seconds later, and then score the go-ahead goal at 14:28.

Martinelli soon played the role of facilitator again, as she dished off to Barnes to even the score at 2-2 just under the 12-minute mark.

Penn regained the lead less than five minutes into the second frame, on an unassisted score by Nina Corcoran. The Quakers extended their lead to two at 18:09

Smith, who scored the fourth goal of the game for the Quakers, added her second winner at 5:48 to put the hosts ahead at 5-2. Penn added its final score with 2:08 remaining off the stick of Catherine Dickinson.

The Scarlet Knights added a final score by Clements with 1:25 to go, off the assist by Barnes.

RU returns home this Saturday against Stony Brook.

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