Behind a clutch performance from junior midfield Shannon Mangini, Penn fought its way to a 10-9 overtime victory over Princeton (8-5, 5-1) Wednesday at Franklin Field — and a seventh straight Ivy title.
Penn (5-4) dominated an outclassed Lehigh (3-9) squad on Wednesday night, 13-4. Following its 0-3 start, Penn has now won five of its last six games, the lone blemish being a 15-10 defeat to No. 1 Maryland last Saturday.
Whether or not the Quakers’ resume is ultimately strong enough to earn them a postseason bid, they still have plenty of momentum going into next season. The key for the Red and Blue will be to turn their flashes of brilliance into sustained excellence.
On the heels of their first win over Harvard in 18 tries, the Quakers (12-9, 5-2 Ivy) thoroughly dismantled Dartmouth (6-15, 4-3) on Saturday, 63-40, catapulting themselves into sole possession of second place in the Ivy League.
The Quakers coasted to a 54-40 win over LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. The win was Penn’s fourth straight after beginning the season 0-3, marking the first time the Quakers have reeled off four consecutive victories since February 2005.
The Quakers (3-3) open Ivy League play Friday when they host reigning Ivy champion Harvard (3-2-1).
Penn missed out on an automatic NCAA bid last season by finishing a game behind the Crimson. Harvard was the only Ivy team to beat Penn, 2-0.
Men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller described the relationship between the men’s and women’s teams at Penn as being “one program.” Perhaps no one knows this better than the newest men’s soccer assistant coach Pete Pososki, who previously served in the same role on the women’s side from 2005-10.