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Penn Handles Harvard 9-5, Advances to Women's Lacrosse Tournament Final

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PHILADELPHIA -- Just before the rain came down on Dunning-Cohen Champions Field, Penn poured in six-first half goals en route to a 9-5 victory over Harvard in the second semifinal of the 2012 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament.

The Quakers now face Dartmouth in the championship game Sunday, May 6 at Noon. The game will be streamed live and free of charge on Ralph Bednarczyk will call the action with Halley Quillinan providing analysis.

Courtney Tomchick opened and closed the scoring for Penn, netting the first two goals in the first five minutes. She capped the game with her third in the final minute to seal the four-goal victory. Meredith Cain's first-half hat trick gave the Quakers command of a 6-1 lead after the first stanza.

Melanie Baskind gave the Harvard offense a boost with back-to-back goals early in the second half but the Crimson could not get any closer than a four-goal difference, thanks in part to a 10-save performance between the pipes by Penn goalie Emily Leitner.