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.
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.
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.
Soccer is without doubt the world’s sport.
Outside the United States, the majority of athletes grow up playing soccer at some point in their lives.
A lapse in concentration and a few wasted opportunities.
For Penn men’s soccer, 2015 has been a tale of two seasons.
As Penn men's soccer prepares to take on Columbia in New York over fall break this weekend, the team finds itself in an eerily familiar situation.
The floodgates have opened.
Six days ago, Penn men’s soccer was in dire straits. The team had failed to score a goal in five of its six matches in 2015, and found itself winless with Ivy play looming.
Consider the script flipped.
Penn football’s recent upset victory over Villanova — the program’s first in more than 100 years — has sent tremors throughout the Penn Athletics community.
Will the residual holiness of the papal visit bless Penn men’s soccer with its first win of the season?
For Penn men’s soccer, Wednesday's game was about a lot more than the score. In a game where the squad did most things right, the Quakers (0-5-1) could not come away with a win over No.
When will the goal-barren start to the regular season end for Penn men’s soccer?
This past weekend marked the first time in 2015 that each of the Red and Blue's fall sports teams were in action.
Nigel Blackwood and Gavin Barger were granted the special opportunity of training together at the highest level of junior soccer before ever donning the Red and Blue.
The box score reflected the reality: On Sunday night, the Quakers never had a shot.
The streak goes on.
After opening its season with a draw and two losses, Penn men's soccer looked to get on track in a midweek matchup with crosstown foe Drexel on Wednesday night.
The fall season may still be quite young for Penn Athletics, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any surprises. So now, with most Red and Blue teams having gotten their seasons under way, we take the opportunity to talk about the squads that have made us reconsider our preseason expectations.
It was a rainy trip to Florida for Penn men’s soccer this weekend, both literally and figuratively.
With a two-game slate scheduled in the Sunshine State, the Quakers dropped their opener in disappointing fashion to Florida International, 3-1, on Thursday night.
The old saying goes, two’s company, three’s a crowd, four’s too many.
But for coach Fuller and the Quakers, four might be the magical number.
Penn has four great options for the goalkeeping position, according to the team, but only time will tell if four is truly too many or a blessing.
“I could probably say without hesitation, I’ve been at Penn 18 years and this is probably the deepest goalkeeping crop that I’ve had in my time at Penn,” Fuller said.