Cantrell's Late Strike Pushes Penn Past Cornell, 1-0

Penn 1, Cornell 0

ITHACA, N.Y.One week after a late goal did in the Penn men’s soccer team against Adelphi, the Quakers turned the tables on their opponent and scored a late one of their own in the Ivy League opener at Cornell.

Travis Cantrell scored in the 89th minute, deflecting in a ball crossed into the box by Alex Tuch. The goal was the result of a mad scrum after Tuch’s pass as the ball eluded a charging Rick Pflasterer and bounced in off Cantrell. For the sophomore, it was his third goal of the season and came on his only shot of the game.

"Any road win in the Ivy League is a big one, and tonight is no different," James C. Gentle Head Coach of Men's Soccer Rudy Fuller said after the match. "This was a tremendous effort and result to start the Ivy season. Cornell is much improved and both sides played well. We fortunate to get the goal and the positive result."

Shot attempts were 10-9 in favor of Penn but an even 2-2 in terms of shots reaching goal. Physical play was the tale of the game as usual when Penn and Cornell meet as the Big Red finished with 21 fouls to Penn’s 10. Four yellow cards were handed out, two to each side.

The Quakers are now 7-2-0 and 1-0-0 in the Ivy League. All four Ivy games on Saturday night were shutouts with Harvard (1-0 over Yale), Princeton (3-0 over Dartmouth) and Brown (3-0 over Columbia) all getting into the win column early in Ivy play.

The Quakers return to Rhodes Field October 9 to take on Columbia at 7 p.m.

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