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.
Keep the floodgates open.
After breaking its eight game goal drought on Tuesday against American, Penn women's soccer will seek to end another drought within its 2015 season - a winless Ivy record.
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.
On Tuesday night under the lights at Rhodes Field, something clicked for the embattled women’s soccer squad.
Heading into Tuesday’s tilt with American, the Quakers (5-3-4) had only scored one goal in their previous six games.
You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, but you can still miss a hundred percent of the shots you do take.
For Penn men’s soccer, 2015 has been a tale of two seasons.
After a slow start to Ivy League play, Penn women’s soccer is preparing itself for a redeeming road trip up to Columbia on Friday.
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.
On a brisk Monday night at Rhodes Field, the Quakers played nearly flawless soccer. From a statistical standpoint, Penn dominated the box score in every column except the one that mattered most: the final score.
On a frigid, rain-swept night, 110 minutes of play were not enough to separate Penn women’s soccer and Cornell, who battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw.
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.
Rewind to four weeks ago.
It was a clear late-August day and Sasha Stephens had just stepped onto Rhodes Field clad in Red and Blue for the first time.
An undefeated women’s soccer team will take to Rhodes Field this Friday, one of two squads yet to post a loss in Division I.