Men's Soccer Drops First Ivy League Match, 2-1

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HANOVER,N.H.- The University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss Sunday at Dartmouth, its first in the Ivy League. The Quakers fell to 7-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the League. Dartmouth, which has won the Ivy title the last two years and three of the last four, improved to 4-5-3 (2-1-1 Ivy).

The Big Green got on the board first with a header in the 19th minute. However, Penn responded when sophomore Kevin Unger scored the tying goal at 38:40, with a header of his own off a high corner kick from classmate Mike Klein.

The teams batttled evenly, with equal shots (7-7) in the first half, and Dartmouth marking one more than Penn in the second (6-5). But the host school's Daniel Keat notched the winner at 52:01, sliding into the ball and putting it past Quaker keeper Daniel Cepero.

Cepero made two saves in the match, while Dartmouth's Rowan Anders made four.

The Quakers, who received votes in themost recent NSCAA and College Soccer News national polls,continue with a non-league game on the road Wednesday at American. Match time is set for2 p.m.