PHILADELPHIA--The Penn men’s soccer team earned its first national ranking of the season, debuting at No. 30 in the CollegeSoccerNews.com poll. After extending their shutout streak to six with a tie and a win over the weekend, the Quakers moved up to ninth in the NSCAA Northeast region poll and received votes in the NSCAA national poll.
The Red and Blue will put that ranking to the test Wednesday, hosting Penn State at 7:30 p.m. at Rhodes Field. The Quakers enter the game 4-0-2 while the Nittany Lions are 2-4-2.
Scoring just five goals this season, PSU has spread those tallies out to five playersBarkley Miller, Drew Cost, Bobby Bohlen, Ryan Badaracco and Justin Lee. Miller also has an assist to give him the points lead, but Frank Costigliola and MacKenzie Arment top him as playmaker with two assists each.
In goal, Liam Fitzwater has seen the most minutes and a 0.94 goals-against average.
For the Quakers, Omid Shokoufandeh has six points, thanks to three goals. Andrew Ferry and Jake Levin both registered double-goal games while Alex Fairman leads in assists with two.
In goal, Drew Healy has registered 580 minutes and has yet to be scored upon. He has made 21 saves in that span. Seeing nearly as many minutes are the four men directly in front of himJohn Elicker, Ryan Porch, Levin and Fairman. The defensive unit has been credited with five saves this season.