PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's soccer team fell for the second time this weekend, dropping a 1-0 decision to Drexel Sunday afternoon at the Dragons' Vidas Field.
With the loss, Penn fell to 2-2-0 on the young season. Drexel improved to 5-1-1.
Drexel's goal came with just over 16 minutes remaining in regulation. A ball was played across from the left side, and headed down by a Penn defender. However, the headed ball hit the foot of Jess Lowinger and squirted to the front of the goal. Lowinger was able to push it past Penn goalkeeper Sarah Banks' right side into the goal.
Penn substituted to get an offensive-minded lineup in there, and pressed the play the rest of the way. However, time ran out on the Quakers and they were unable to gain the equalizer. For the game, Penn outshot Drexel, 9-6.
The first half was relatively evenly played. The best chance came off the foot of the Quakers' Claire Walker that was saved in diving fashion by Drexel goalkeeper Eve Badana. Penn outshot Drexel in the opening stanza, 4-2.
Penn had a chance to go up with about 20 minutes left in regulation. Brianna Rano got the ball on the right side, and easily beat a Drexel defender to set up a short cross in front. Kerry Scalora got a foot on it, but the ball went high over the goal from about 10 yards out.
Penn is back in action two more times next weekend, traveling across the country to the Golden State to meet the University of California on Friday night and Sacramento State on Sunday.