One player who looked particularly fit and sharp at the start of the season was sophomore winger Dami Omitaomu. While many of the team plied their trade at local soccer clubs across the country, from New Hampshire to California, Omitaomu’s summer situation stood out for several reasons.
After losing their first two matches of the season 0-2 to Monmouth and Bowling Green last weekend, Penn men’s soccer will look to rebound this Sunday at home against Seton Hall.
The Quakers (0-2-2) will look to break out of their scoring rut as they return home this Saturday to take on Bucknell (1-4-0). Through four games this season, the Red and Blue have only squeaked across one goal: a 12-yard strike off the foot of senior midfielder Erica Higa in the team's most recent game against UC Riverside.
Two narrow losses provided a somber start to Penn men’s soccer’s season, with a pair of 2-0 defeats at the hands of Monmouth and Bowling Green frustrating the Quakers over the weekend.
With fall athletics underway, many Penn teams will be vying for Ivy League and even national glory. Which team has the best chances of claiming or defending a trophy? Three of the Daily Pennsylvanian sports editors talked it out.
The Quakers opened their season on Friday at Rhodes Field with a 1-0 loss to Lehigh and repeated that scoreline two days later on Sunday against La Salle. The Quakers (0-2) showed promise in both games, but ultimately, they failed to convert on their opportunities.
There's a lot to catch up on, but here's an overview of the seven Penn Athletics programs in competition this fall:
This fall season will feature 25 Ivy League matches on ESPN’s live internet streaming network, ESPN3. Penn will feature in six of these games across four different sports. Here is a look at the Quakers' matchups to be featured on the ESPN channel throughout this fall.
Rhodes Field: home to Penn men’s and women’s soccer, the US men’s national team, and Swansea City AFC.
No, you didn’t misread that; Penn’s soccer stadium hosted a Premier League team and a national team in the midst of a major tournament within the span of just a few days this past week.
Erica Higa really, really loved her first visit to Rwanda a year ago. So much so, as a matter of fact, that the Penn women’s soccer rising senior had to coerce a couple of friends to come along for round two.
Penn football, women’s soccer, and field hockey all recently released their fall 2017 schedules. The Quakers are looking forward to a competitive and successful season across the athletics department.
"Soccer is the fastest growing sports market in the US."
That statement, as well as many others on the state of soccer domestically and abroad, featured prominently on Monday evening at the Undergrate Sports Business Club's "Inside the Industry: Soccer" Panel.
For the second time in just five days, the Penn men’s soccer team was taking on an Ivy League foe at Roberts Stadium in Princeton.
The season ended, but there are still awards left to be had.
On Monday, despite Penn women’s soccer’s 1-1 draw on the road at Princeton, freshman Emily Sands was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Sands was responsible for the Quakers’ lone goal on the road, scoring the equalizer in the game’s 28th minute after catching Princeton off-guard with a stunning left-footed shot to the upper-right corner of the net.
This marks the fourth time this season the Red and Blue have taken home Ivy League Rookie of the Week this season — with Sands earning three and classmate Kitty Qu taking home the remaining one.
Sands is just the second Penn player ever to earn three such awards, with Kerry Scalora having matched the feat in 2010 — only one player in Ivy history has every won more than three Rookie of the Week awards: Princeton’s Mimi Asom won the honor six times last season.
Scalora went on to win Rookie of the Year in 2010 and ended up a three-time All-Ivy honoree in her time in University City.
After Harvard cancelled the rest of their men’s soccer season, the Ivy League standings flew wide open.
It may not have been the icing on the cake, but it was a pretty great cake nonetheless.
Penn closed out its season in a 1-1 draw at its Princeton rival.
Instead of next weekend's season finale being at Harvard, Penn and Columbia will play an additional midweek game on a date to be named later. This will offset the fact that both Penn and Columbia were set to play the Crimson in the final two matches of the season.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise has cancelled the rest of the school’s men’s soccer season.
After hopping over Brown in the Ivy League rankings this past weekend in a 2-1 victory, Penn men's soccer will try to maintain their form for their upcoming match against Princeton.
All’s well that ends well.
Penn women’s soccer has adapted that mindset as they look to close out the 2016 season at Princeton this Saturday.
After battling back against Brown during Homecoming, the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) managed to secure a draw and one point to stay ahead of the fifth-place Tigers (10-4-2, 2-3-1). Although there will be no postseason for Penn this year, the intensity is as high as ever.
For Senior Paige Lombard, this historic rivalry is more than enough motivation for her squad.