Katy Cross Breaks Career Assist Record in 1-1 Draw With San Francisco

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San Francisco– Sophomore Katie Campbell scored her first goal of the season and senior Katy Cross broke the career assist record in the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team’s 1-1 draw with the University of San Francisco this afternoon.

“It’s not a bad result. San Francisco is a good team, we are just disappointed that we didn’t get a win,” Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. “I thought we had the advantage by scoring first and dominated through the overtime periods. It’s a step in the right direction. We played well enough to win and defended well enough to keep us in it. No one is hanging their heads.”

Campbell gave the Red and Blue (1-4-1) just 57 seconds into the first half, sending Cross’ pass high over the outstretched arms of the Dons’ (3-3-3) Stephanie Beall at 44:03. The assist was Cross’ third of the season and 23rd of her career to give her the all-time mark. She now possesses eight school records.

San Francisco evened the score in the 26th minute as Annika Schmidt netted a penalty kick just out of the reach of Quaker keeper Anna Halse. The two teams battled into double overtime, but neither side could come away with the victory. Halse, in her first start of the season, made six stops.

Penn returns home for week-long hiatus before opening Ivy League play on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. on Rhodes Field.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.