The Copa America is now in knockout mode, with the preliminary stages of the competition now finished.
But last weekend, the tournament certainly had knockout vibes running throughout Philly as three teams said goodbye to their Copa America dreams.
The stage is set in Philadelphia.
The United States Men’s National Team has played in some pretty important and memorable games in recent history, notably including the last game of the group stage at the 2010 World Cup, which featured a famous last-minute winner from Landon Donovan to send the Americans through to the knockout rounds.
As spring semester ended and students prepared to embark on their various summer journeys, one women’s soccer player had reason to be especially excited.
Erica Higa, a sophomore midfielder for the Red and Blue, traveled to Rwanda alongside fellow Penn Athletics representative coach Kerry Major Carr of women’s volleyball and around ten other Penn students and faculty as part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Rwanda Gashora Program.
The program was created to explore the possibilities of using solar energy and information communication technology in low-resource communities in developing countries.
As William Shakespeare once said, “All’s well that ends well.” Butor Penn men’s soccer, there would be no such redemption.
On Saturday, mere hours after Penn football triumphed in front of a raucous home crowd, the women’s soccer team faced Princeton on Rhodes Field.
Penn women’s soccer has nothing to lose.
It's been a rough season for the Quakers, but they'll certainly be entering their final home game of the year on a high note.
Country roads are taking the Quakers away from home down to West Virginia.
It was storybook night for one of the Ivy League soccer teams playing in Providence this weekend. Unfortunately, that team wasn’t Penn.
Halloween is the time for instilling fear in others, and the women’s soccer team looks set to terrify all who stand in its way.
For Penn men’s soccer, missing out on the Ivy League championship does not mean the season is over.
But these buckets aren’t being interpreted in the traditional sense. Instead, they’re taking the form of bucket hats, and Penn women’s soccer has a surprising amount of them.
Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not soccer.
As noted poet Rocky Balboa once said: “When you get knocked down, get back up and keep moving forward.”
Responding to failure is a vital process in sports at all levels.
It’s do or die for women’s soccer. And do they will.
With three games to go in Ivy League play, the Red and Blue (5-3-5, 0-1-3 Ivy) find themselves fifth, but in clear striking distance of third place.
Two Penn freshman – football’s Christian Pearson and women’s soccer’s Sasha Stevens – were named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week in their respective sports Monday.
It was a dark night at Rhodes Field on Saturday, and not just because the lights went out.
After grabbing the lead early in the second half and waiting through two game delays due to technical trouble, Penn women’s soccer came within 19 seconds of registering their first Ivy League win of the season.
Even if you were at yesterday’s game supporting the Big Green, you felt the disappointment and saw the frustration on the faces of Penn men’s soccer after 88 solid minutes of play without a score on either side ultimately gave way to a 1-0 Red and Blue defeat.