PHILADELPHIA - Penn scored two goals in each half of play Saturday night at Rhodes Field and goalkeeper Drew Healy kept Brown out of the net as the Quakers defeated the Bears, 4-0, in Ivy League men's soccer action Saturday night.
Omid Shokoufandeh had two goals 14 minutes apart in the first half, giving him nine goals on the season and 21 points--the most any Quaker has registered since 1995. Andrew Ferry and Loukas Tasigianis added markers in the second half to put the match out of reach.
The match was hotly contested as both teams were physical in the early goings. A total of seven yellow cards (two of which went to Brown's Darren Howerton, resulting in his ejection) and one red card to Penn's Jason Gorskie were issued to players throughout the contest.
With the win, Penn ups its overall record to 10-2-3 with a 4-1 mark in Ivy Leage play. Brown falls to 9-5-1 and is 3-2 in the Ivies. Penn is now tied atop the Ancient Eight standing with Harvard after the Crimson lost to Dartmouth, 1-0, on Saturday night. Penn and Harvard will play at Rhodes Field, Nov. 15 after playing Princeton and Columbia, respectively, next week.
While he only turned away two shots on goal, Healy was in the mix often throughout the match, gathering up crosses and entry passes numerous times to break up Brown's offensive chances before they could happen. The shutout is his ninth on the season and lowers his goals-against average to 0.69.
Penn is back on the field next Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Princeton.