PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team was in control for much of its match on Saturday night against Yale, but it was a fight to the finish before the Quakers emerged with a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs at Rhodes Field.
Penn came out loose and with enthusiasm, and it translated into a pair of goals before the match was 20 minutes old. The first was a freshman connection, as Sasha Stephens took a corner kick from the right side that Allie Trzaska met right in front of the goal and headed home with authority.
Shortly after that, Caroline Dwyer made it 2-0. She picked the ball off a Yale defender’s foot, took it in on a breakaway, and calmly tucked it past the onkeeping keeper’s right side. It was the senior defender’s first collegiate goal.
Yale got one of the goals back with a little more than eight minutes remaining in regulation. Michelle Alozie drove down the middle of the field and rocketed a shot from about 25 yards out that flew over Penn goalkeeper Kalijah Terilli and slid under the bar.
Carrie Crook started in goal for the Quakers and had one save in her 45 minutes of action. She gave way to Kalijah Terilli at halftime, the All-Ivy’s return to action following an injury suffered several weeks ago at Clemson.
Penn returns to action next Saturday at Brown, kicking off with the Bears at 3:30 p.m. The Quakers will close out their regular season in two weeks, hosting Princeton at 5 p.m.
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