Mabourakh Garners Rookie of the Week Honors

PHILADELPHIA --University of Pennsylvania goalkeeper Etan Mabourakh was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after making 13 saves in two appearances in goal for the Quakers this past week.

In addition, he was tabbed as Rookie of the Week by the Philadelphia Soccer Six.

On Sunday, Mabourakh made 10 saves in a 1-0 loss to League-leading Dartmouth. Mabourakh was tested throughout the match, making six saves in the first half and four in the second. He kept the Big Green off the scoreboard for 88 minutes before Dartmouth connected on its fifth corner kick of the match with 1:52 to play.

Mabourakh began his week with a relief appearance on Tuesday against Rutgers, making three saves before he was caught 1v1 against Jason Wright - who entered the match with nine goals for the Scarlet Knights. Mabourakh played Wright as far as he could to the left side before the striker made a playmaker's move to defeat Penn, 2-0.

Mabourakh's 10 saves on Sunday were the most by a Penn keeper since Max Polkinhorne made 12 last season against Temple.

He is the second Penn player to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors this season, joining Gavin Barger who was honored. on October 5 following a one-goal, one assist week. Mabourakh is the first Penn goalkeeper to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors since Max Kurtzman was recognized on October 17, 2011.

The Quakers return to Rhodes Field on Saturday night, hosting Yale in an Ivy League clash at 7:30 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.

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