Having the most saves of your career is a moment to remember, even if the final result isn’t.
During Penn men's soccer’s game against Cornell on Saturday, senior goalkeeper Scott Forbes was forced into action for all 102 minutes of the contest and posted 11 saves, seven of which came in the first half.
Despite Forbes’ historic performance, however, the Quakers could not find the net on offense and fell in double overtime 1-0 to the Big Red. The golden goal from Cornell ended an incredible streak of 392 minutes — over six hours of game time — where Forbes had kept a clean sheet.
This game also marks the third in a row in which Forbes has tied or broken his career-high number of saves, smashing his old record of seven set last weekend.
The Chatham, N.J. native has been essential for the Red and Blue all season, allowing just five goals from seven games — a save percentage of 0.867 — and posting four shutouts. Even more impressive is that all but one of the team’s games, including the four shutouts, have gone to overtime, meaning Forbes has played far more than the typical 90 minutes per game between the pipes.
One of the more impressive of Forbes’ many saves on Saturday came in the 67th minute, when he leapt to the top right corner of the net to parry a powerful Cornell shot from distance.
Forbes’ consistent dominance on the field has earned him DP Sports Player of the Week, and even if the score might not reflect it, he remains one of Penn soccer’s most valuable players.