Men's Soccer Blanked by Penn State, 2-0

Box Score (PDF)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -
In a battle between two teams looking to get back in the win column after devastating late-game losses inside their conference over the weekend, Penn allowed an early goal to host Penn State and couldn't come back in an eventual 2-0 loss.

The Quakers were even with the Nittany Lions in all phases of the game except the scoreboard, equaling Penn State in shots (11 apiece) and shots on goal (five per side). Duke Lacroix did everything but score for the Quakers, taking five shots, landing four quality looks on goal. Stephen Baker and Travis Cantrell each had two shots in the loss for the Quakers.

Jacob Barron had the game-winner for Penn State early in the match, scoring 4:51 into the match. He one-timed a pass from John Gallagher at the top of the 18 for his first goal of the season. Gallagher had the assist on Penn State's insurance goal, sending a cross inside the 10 in the 52nd minute that found the head of Julian Cardona who redirected it into the goal.

After the first goal for the Nittany Lions, Lacroix was focused on trying to bring Penn back into the game, taking three of his shots after PSU's goal. All three of his shots were challenging efforts that forced Penn State keeper Andrew Wolverton to make saves. Wolverton finished with five saves in the match, staving off Penn's continuous efforts to square the proceedings.

The Quakers are now 5-4-1, 0-1-0 in the Ivy League. Penn State improves to 6-3-2. Up next for the Red and Blue, a trip to the Big Apple to take on Columbia on Saturday at 4 p.m.


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