Milwaukee, Wisc. - The University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season by shutting out a tough Wisconsin team, 3-0, this afternoon at the Coca-Cola Panther Classic. The Quakers received an all-around team effort, with rookie Derek Hobson leading the way with his first three collegiate points. Sophomore Justin Estrada also played well recording two assists on the day.
“It was a very complete performance against a very strong Wisconsin team and I’m very pleased with the contributions from the guys up and down the roster,” Head Coach Rudy Fuller said. “We are looking to put in a similar performance against Milwaukee tomorrow.”
Sophomore Derrick Jumper got the scoring started for the Red and Blue (1-1-0) in the 23rd minute. Jumper, off feeds from Arthur Bartholomew and Hobson, beat Wisconsin’s (1-2-0) Eric Hanson low from 10 yards out. Hobson then added a goal of his own, his first collegiate tally, at 38:31 on an eight-yard volley in front of the net. Senior Matthew Waddell and Estrada were credited with assists. Senior Stephen Kroculick added the Quakers final goal at 84:28 taking a pass from Estrada from 14 yards out. Sophomore keeper Daniel Cepero gave a solid performance in net, stopping nine shots.
Penn continues play at the Coca-Cola Panther Classic tomorrow, Sept. 12, as they face host Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m. (CST).
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.