In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, season-long trends, both positive and negative, continued, Penn football survived a furious comeback, and a field hockey player found success against a familiar opponent.
Returning to Rhodes Field for the first time in a month, Penn men’s soccer fell to Columbia in a decisive 2-0 loss.
The Quakers put a display of defensive power and restricted a potent Columbia offense to only four shots on goal in a 1-0 victory.
The 2018 Quakers are a special team. And while week in and week out, they are playing 90 strong minutes of soccer, it is that latter 45 that sets them apart from the pack.
This season, six of the Quakers’ seven games have gone into overtime. Of those six, half have gone the full 110 minutes and ended in draws.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, defenses across the board had an impressive weekend, and football gave up touchdowns to an unlikely group of players.
In Penn 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.
In its 2-0 victory, Penn held Cornell to just three shots on goal with the Big Red struggling to break down an organized Quakers' defense that has now kept a clean sheet for more than 360 minutes.
The Red and Blue lost their second game this season and first in conference play, falling 1-0 to the Big Red in double overtime. The game’s lone goal came from the Big Red’s freshman Emeka Eneli in the 103rd minute.
Last season, the team scored only 10 goals en route to a 5-8-3 record. This season, the team has already shattered last year’s mark, putting up 15 goals through half as many games
After a scoreless tie against Harvard this past weekend, Penn is looking for its first win in Ivy League play. On Saturday, the Quakers will get the opportunity on the road against Cornell.
This year, Barger’s playing time has been diminished, coming off the bench in four out of six games after starting a majority of games the last two seasons. Still, his unique leadership role has been emphasized from the sideline this year.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, scoreless streaks were extended for Penn's two soccer teams, running backs kept the ball moving, and defenses came up strong.
Although the Quakers couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net in their 0-0 draw against Ivy rival Harvard, there were moments that reminded onlookers of what this promising Penn team is capable of.
For the third time this season, the Quakers ended a contest in a 0-0 tie, this time against Marist. After 110 minutes, the Quakers and Red Foxes had to settle for a point a piece.
On Saturday, Penn starts its quest for an Ivy League championship against Harvard. Currently on a four-game win streak, the Red and Blue are playing their best soccer in years.
Penn men’s soccer is no stranger to hard-fought games. Four of the Quakers’ first five matches this season have gone to overtime, with two of those ending in double overtime draws.
Three days, two wins, and one great weekend for Penn women’s soccer as the Quakers defeated University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) before taking down Towson.
The Quakers have logged quite a few extra minutes already in this young season. In their fourth overtime contest in just five matches, Penn men’s soccer played Lehigh to a scoreless draw.
Last season around this time, Penn finally changed its downward trend and won a game. This weekend against Lehigh the Quakers will have a different kind of test.