Men's Soccer Draws With Brown, 1-1

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PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team got an early goal from Duke Lacroix on a penalty kick, but Brown equalized and it was a stalemate from there as the teams tied, 1-1, Saturday night at Rhodes Field.

Max Polkinhorne made eight saves for the Quakers in the tie, including six in the second half as Penn had to stave off a Brown charge.

Lacroix was active early for the Quakers, with three shots on goal in the first half. His first offering of the night came on a penalty kick in the 19th minute following a handball by Brown in the penalty area. Lacroix stepped up and was true on his try for Penn's first penalty kick goal of the season.

Lacroix had two more chances in the next seven minutes of play, each denied by Mitch Kupstas.

Just before halftime, Brown netted the equalizier off the head of Will Cross. His 42nd minute redirection of a corner kick knotted the game at 1-1.

Early in the second half, the sides traded chances, with Forrest Clancy having a shot just deflected wide by a defender.

Polkinhorne made two big saves in the final 10 minutes of regulation, extending to his right in the 83rd minute and knocking aside a free kick in the final minute to send the match to overtime.

He again came up big on a free kick in the first period of overtime, denying a chance from Brown in the 94th minute to extend the match. Penn would transition down field and earn a free kick of its own in the 95th minute, but Clancy's service was headed by Lacroix into the mixer, only to be cleared before a second chance could be deposited by the Red and Blue.

The Quakers are 6-7-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the Ivy League. Penn's eight points are tied with Harvard for third in the Ancient Eight, two points behind League-leading Princeton and Dartmouth. The Red and Blue are at Princeton next weekend before hosting Harvard in the season finale on November 15.


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