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PHILADELPHIA - For the second match in a row, Penn put itself in a hole by surrendering the first goal, and once again the Red and Blue could not overcome the deficit. This time, despite coming back to tie the match in the 72 nd minute off co-captain Jonny Dolezal's first career goal it was New Hampshire who ended proceedings in overtime with a golden goal in the 108th minute as Penn was dealt a 2-1 defeat.
Dolezal's strike in the 72nd minute came off a pass from Mariano Gonzalez-Guerineau just inside the top of the box. The play began off a Quaker throw-in from the right side of the field, and came on Penn's first shot on goal of the second half. Dolezal knotted the match at 1-1, cancelling out a David Schlatter header for New Hampshire in the 50th minute following a Penn foul and UNH free kick.
The Quakers had a look to win the match at the end of regulation, but Stephen Baker's shot from 30 yards out was scooped up by Travis Worra, one of five saves for Worra on the night. In overtime, Penn goalkeeper Tyler Kinn called upon his "best friend" early in the first extra period as Angel Maldonado hit the post on the first shot of overtime. Duke Lacroix had a look for Penn late in the first session of extra time, but his offering sailed high.
Penn had multiple chances on set pieces to net the winner in the second overtime, earning four corners in succession midway through the frame. The big moment came on the second of the four corners, as Baker got a head on Travis Cantrell's service and had it set for the top corner, but Worra just got a piece of the header to deflect it high and deny Penn the win.
With less than two minutes remaining, Penn was served a bit of bad luck as Dolezal was injured, but could not come off the field as Penn was in prime offensive attack. Before play could stop and Dolezal could be replaced, New Hampshire forced a turnover and charged up field to Penn's goal. The injury to Dolezal left Penn down a man on the defensive side and UNH used a 3-on-2 to break Paul Bianchi down the right side unmarked. His cross to center was deflected by Maldonado right to an open Robert Palumbo who scored to the right post for the winning goal.
The Quakers have dropped two consecutive matches in a row at home to start a season for the first time since 2003. Penn has a chance to prevent its first 0-3 start since 2007 with a 7:30 p.m. tilt against Air Force on Sept. 7 at Rhodes Field.