McDermott, Scalora Sweep Ivy Women's Soccer Awards

PHILADELPHIA- The Ivy League has announced its weekly honors for women's soccer, and not after a stellar week of action it was not surprising to see the Penn team honored with both the Player and Rookie of the Week. Junior Marin McDermott received the Player of the Week recognition, while freshman Kerry Scalora was the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

McDermott earned her first Ivy honor this season with her outstanding performance against Brown on Saturday. The junior scored two goals in regulation, both on headers, and then fed classmate Ursula Lopez-Palm for the overtime winner as the Quakers defeated the Bears, 3-2.

Scalora, meanwhile, had a beautiful assist on McDermott's first goal Saturday and also had a pair of excellent chances herself that were saved by Brown's goalkeeper. Earlier in the week, Scalora scored Penn's first goal in the Quakers' 2-0 non-conference win over Lehigh.

McDermott and Scalora are tied for the team lead in both goals (5) and points (12).

The Penn women are 9-6-1 overall and lead the Ivy League at 4-1-1. The Quakers close the regular season Saturday with a monster game at Princeton; the Tigers are 4-2-0 and second in the League. They are the only teams in the league that can win the title -- a Penn win or tie gives the championship and accompanying NCAA College Cup bid to the Quakers, while a Princeton win gives the title and NCAA bid to the Tigers. Kickoff will be 4 p.m. in New Jersey.