PHILADELPHIAThe University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team tied regional rival Seton Hall 1-1 Tuesday night at Rhodes Field. An up-tempo and entertaining match left both teams wanting more, and set Penn’s record at 6-2-1 and Seton Hall at 7-4-1.
Junior Derek Hobsonput Penn on the boardin the 30th minute of the contest with a crisp shot to the left side of the net. Sophomore Andrew Ferry was credited with the assist. It is the second time in as many games that Hobson and Ferry have combined for a score.
In the second half, Seton Hall came out strong and scored at 69:12 with a goal from John Raus. Both teams played with urgency after that, but neither could find the net before the time in regulation expired.
The first overtime was uneventful and evenly-played, much like the rest of the match. In the second overtime, sophomore Mike Klein fired a shot on net, but was denied by the Pirates’ keeper, Ian Joyce. The grab was one of three savesJoyce made in the contest. In goal for the Quakers, Daniel Cepero pocketed four saves.
The Quakers jump back into Ivy League play with a match against Columbia Saturday. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Rhodes Field. The Lions are 5-4-1 this season and winless in Ivy action at 0-1-1.