Nov. 6, 2010

Courtesy of Princeton

PRINCETON,NJ - The sixth-ranked Princeton field hockey team scored a season-high 10 goals in a 10-0 shutout of Penn on Friday night at Class of '52 Stadium. The secured Princeton's sixth consecutive Ivy League title and its third-straight undefeated league season.

Kathleen Sharkey led the Tigers with three goals to increase her season total to 31 and set a new Princeton single-season goal scoring mark, one better than the 30 that Ilvy Friebe scored in the 2001 season. Michelle Cesan and Allegra Mango each added two goals in the win and four other Tigers added goals in the win.

Sharkey opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a shot from the middle and in doing so opened the door for the Tigers to score three more goals in the half. A minute after Sharkey's goal, Mango scored her first collegiate goal following a pass from Amanda Bird. Sharkey and Cesan added goals in the first half to give Princeton a 4-0 halftime lead.

Princeton continued to pressure in the second half and scored six times. Cesan scored off a pass from Charlotte Krause along the end line four minutes unto the half and Sharkey scored on a corner a minute later. Julia Reinprecht, Bird, Carrie Diamond and Mango would all add second half goals as Princeton ran away for the 10-0 win.

Jennifer King made a save in the first half to earn the win, while Christina Maida stopped two shots in the second half as Yale had back-to-back chances following a penalty corner.

Princeton outshot Penn 30-5 in the win and had seven corners to Penn's four.

Princeton improved to 13-4 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League with the win. It was Princeton's 24th straight league win and sealed Princeton's 19th overall Ivy title and its 16th in the last 17 years.

Princeton will next play in the NCAA tournament next weekend. Princeton will find out the opponent and location of its first round game when the tournament field is announced on Tuesday night.