Men's Soccer Downs Lehigh, 2-0

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PHILADELPHIA--Sophomore Christian Barreiro scored twice to lift the Quakers over Lehigh, 2-0, Tuesday at Rhodes Field. The win was the first for the Quakers in October and lifted them to 4-3-3 while Lehigh dropped to 5-4-2.

Penn dominated the game from the start and doubled the Mountain Hawks shots, 12-6. In the 26th minute, newcomer Michael Kozak pushed the ball out of the midfield to Tobi Olopade. The junior sent a cross in and Barreiro redirected it with a low header.

With five minutes to play in the first half, Lehigh had one of its best chances stolen by the quick reaction of junior goalkeeper Ben Berg. It was the only save he was officially credited with, though he was instrumental in keeping the Mountain Hawks off the board in the waning minutes of the game. Lehigh keeper Jonathan Nydell made three in the game.

Penn returned from the halftime break with the same momentum and scored afterjust over two minutes back. Junior Loukas Tasigianis had dribbled the ball along the far side and smartly dished it to Barreiro alone on the opposite side. Barreiro charged in at the keeper and nailed a shot that bounced off the keeper, but up and over into the net.

As the clock wore on, Lehigh high became increasingly desperate for goals, but despite the added pressure, Penn was able to focus on defense and manage the Mountain Hawks onslaught.

The Quakers take aquick trip north on 95,for their first Ivy League road test, Saturday Oct. 10 at Columbia. The game time is set for 4 p.m.

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