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.
The Quakers will play at home early Friday evening at Rhodes Field against University of Maryland, Baltimore County before traveling to Maryland to face Towson Sunday afternoon.
The senior forward put up goals in both of the wins earned by Penn women's soccer this weekend.
Penn continued its impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win over Delaware on Friday and a 4-2 win over Navy despite difficult weather conditions.
Penn men's soccer split its pair of weekend matches versus Marquette on Friday and Milwaukee on Sunday during its weekend road trip.
In this weekend's road trip for the Quakers, Stephens scored both games' opening goals to propel Penn women's soccer to two dominant wins, earning her the title of DP Sports Player of the Week.
The two weeks of official preseason is a quick turnaround to take a new team and prepare them be game-ready. Fortunately for Quakers, they bring back a lot of experience and talent.
Over the summer, college soccer players continue their careers by joining club teams — generating unique experiences and gaining exposure to new systems and players.
Penn men’s soccer’s season opener against Monmouth featured a bevy of set piece goals, with both Monmouth goals and two of the three Penn goals coming from set pieces in the Quakers 3-2 victory .
Brian Gill now sits at the helm of a program that was led by the current Senior Associate Athletic Director Rudy Fuller since 1998, before this year’s recruiting class was even born.
The team as a whole has 14 players from California and 16 from the rest of the world combined. The new freshman class is split almost down the middle: four from California and three not.
Qu has been a brick wall in goal for the Quakers since that day over two years ago, starting in every game the team has played while garnering conference-wide awards and attention from across the country.
The Red and Blue have already tallied six goals through three games. On pace to score 32 goals this season, the Quakers (2-1-0) look primed to shatter their previous amount from last season.
The midfielder already has a goal, an assist, and 239 minutes of playing time under her belt with the Quakers.
After 110 minutes of pushing and pulling from both sides, neither Penn men’s soccer nor Drexel managed a goal in a 0-0 stalemate.
Sometimes its better to be tall than to be good. On Friday against Monmouth, sophomore defenseman Alex Touche was both.
An incredible header from sophomore defenseman Alex Touche in the final minute of the first overtime period allowed the Quakers to achieve just that, giving them a 3-2 victory.
While the record books may remember this game as a 1-0 loss for the Red and Blue, it was much more than that.