PHILADELPHIA--The Penn men's soccer team had to settle for a scoreless draw with Buffalo in the Quakers home opener Friday night. Senior goalkeeper Drew Healy made four savesin recording his fifth consecutive shutout which set a new record in the Penn history books. He has also clocked the most consecutive shutout minutes, with 490.
The Quaker offense generated some chances early, but Buffalo's towering defense halted most of their runs. Senior Mike Klein came off the bench for two near-misses, while newcomer Christian Barreiro had a shot 10 minutes later that was smothered by the Bulls' keeper, Robert Shuttleworth.
In overtime, Healy and the Penn backline helped preserve the shutout, deflecting four shots in the extra minutes. Two made it through to Healy who made the stops.
The Quakers will take on Mercer Sunday at 1 p.m. at Rhodes Field in the final game of the Penn Soccer Classic. Penn will be celebrating Youth Soccer Month Sunday, and the first 100 fans to the game will receive a Penn baseball hat. Admission to the game is free.