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Senior midfielder Brandon Bartel picked up Ivy League Player of the Week for his winner over No. 24 Yale on Saturday.

Credit: Son Nguyen

Penn men’s soccer had an all-Ivy level performance last week. 

The Quakers snapped their three-game winless streak with a pair of 1-0 overtime victories. First, on Tuesday, the Red and Blue outlasted Philadelphia Soccer Six foe Drexel in overtime. Then, on Saturday, Penn picked up a crucial double-overtime Ivy League victory against No. 24 Yale.

Credit: Son Nguyen

Freshman midfielder Jack Rosener

These wins were spearheaded by senior midfielder Brandon Bartel and freshman midfielder Jack Rosener, who won the Ivy League Player of the Week and Ivy League Rookie of the Week awards, respectively. Bartel and Rosener scored the teams only two goals of the week to propel the group to the two wins. These are the first such Ivy League awards for both players in their careers.

Rosener's goal led Penn to its first City Six title since 2014. In the 97th minute, during overtime, Rosener put home the first goal of his career at an opportune time for the Quakers.

Bartel converted a penalty kick in the 105th minute against the Bulldogs, which was his second goal of 2019. It was also the second goal of his career, and it resulted in Penn's first win over a ranked opponent since 2010. This goal also kept the Red and Blue alive in the conference race, as they are now tied for second place with seven points. Bartel has yet to miss a minute this season for Penn through the team's thirteen matches.

Together, Rosener and Bartel gave the Quakers their first back-to-back overtime wins since 2010. They will look to continue to stay alive in the conference race in their next game this weekend at Brown.

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