SEATTLE – Penn (2-1-0) opened its trip to Seattle with a 2-0 loss to the Seattle University Redhawks (3-1-0), conceding a pair of goals late in the match.
Tied 0-0 at halftime, the game was there for the taking. It was the hosts that found the better of play in the second half, however, netting a pair of goals in the game’s final 15 minutes for the win.
Seattle’s first strike came in the 75th minuteoff the foot of Jeff Rose. He connected from about 25 yards out, curling a shot inside the far right post off an entry pass from Race Sciabica.
The Quakers amped up the offensive pressure in the final five minutes to try and find the equalizer, but Seattle countered with a Brady Ballew goal in the 87th minuteto add insurance. Ballew was 1v1 with Max Polkinhorne after a Cameron Rohani pass and slipped a shot to the near left post.
Penn had chances to take the lead in the second half, just missing on a Sam Wancowicz run down the left side in the 70th minuteand then a Wancowicz header off a corner two minutes later. After the Redhawks took the lead, Matt Poplawski was wide on a header in the 81st minute,and Wancowicz again was a tad off on a header following a Quaker corner.
Overall, shots were 20-10 in favor of Seattle and the Redhawks had an 8-1 edge in shots on goal.
Penn is back in action on Sunday, taking on No. 10 Washington at 4 p.m. EST.