PHILADELPHIA - Junior Ryan Tracy had a pair of goals and seven Quakers found themselves in the points column as the University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team downed Drexel, 5-0, Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field.
The Quakers improved to 5-1-0, while the Dragons fell to 1-5-1 on the season. Penn dominated the game offensively, outpacing their West Philadelphia rivals 23-9 in the shots column. The win was also the second of the season for the Red and Blue in Philadelphia Soccer Seven play, taking them to 2-0.
Junior Derrick Jumper opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a goal off of Derek Hobson's cross. Tracy followed with his first goal in the 36th minute off his own rebound, then added the Quakers' third goal with a nifty chest volley past Drexel keeper Nick Macri in the 48th minute.
Freshman Josh Baugh hit in the 70th minutewith a spectacular diving header from a cross by senior Richard Brushett. Brushett again assisted eight minutes later when freshman Andrew Ferry closed the scoring.
"We talked about trying to keep the pace of the game fast for 90 minutes," said Penn Head Coach Rudy Fuller. "As a result, we scored some of the best goals I have seen in awhile."
Junior goalkeeper Daniel Cepero continued his excellent season, notching his fourth clean sheet by making three saves. He has now allowed just four goals in six games, with an .862 save percentage.Macri and Cory Robertson combined for four saves in net for Drexel.
Penn returns home to Rhodes Field on Tuesday when they host Loyola at 3:30 p.m. That game will be taped for broadcast on CN8 on Oct. 2 at noon.
Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant