ITHACA, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team defeated Cornell, 1-0, Saturday night in Ithaca, N.Y. Sophomore Andrew Ferry scored for the Quakers, who improved to 6-2-0 overall and 2-0-0 in Ivy League action.The Big Redfell to 1-4-3 (0-1-1 Ivy). It marked the fifth straight game in the series in which the visiting team came away with the victory.
Penn scored early in the second half as Ferry dodgeda Cornell defender and beat him to the ball, finishing it in the lower right corner. Sophomore John Elicker orchestrated the play, sendinga ball down the right side to junior Derek Hobson. Hobson struck a high cross into the center of the box for Ferry to take home at 57:18.
The Quakers were outshot 6-4 in the first half, but doubled their output while holding the Big Red to four in the second.
Senior captain and goalkeeper Daniel Cepero and the defense stonewalled Cornellfor theirfourth shutout of the season. Cepero made two saves in gaining his 19th career shutout. Cornell keeper Luca Cerretani also made two saves but was assessed the loss.
Penn returns home to Rhodes Field for a 5 p.m. game Tuesday against Seton Hall. The Quakers then resume league play Saturday, hosting Columbia at 5 p.m.