Men's Soccer Drops Season Opener at Seton Hall, 6-2

Box Score

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.--Less thantwo weeks after startingtraining camp, the Penn men's soccer teamfell in a6-2 decisionat Seton Hall, Monday. The Quakers fell to 0-1 after their season opener while the Pirates improved to 2-0 on the season.

A rough first outing for the Quakers had on the ropes early with two penalty kicks in the first14 minutes. Eliseo Giusfredi notched both for SHU.

After the break, the Pirates scored two quick goals before junior Kevin Unger drove one to get the Red and Blue on the board at 60:42. Classmate Alex Grendi assisted on the score.

Penn's momentum was short-lived however as Jon Lewandowski bent a free kick into the upper right corner of the net, out of the reach of sophomore keeper Kevin Sweetland at 62:42. The Quakers then made the switch tofreshman netminder Ben Berg.

Berg made a big save before allowing the Pirates last goal of the game at 73:19. Sweetland had one save in the game. Seton Hall's Paul McHenry made foursaves in nearly 71 minutes before Sean Carrrelieved him.

Grendi took advantage of the newcomer slotting a goal, unassistedat 78:55.

The Quakers continue the 2007 slate on the road making the bicoastal trek to California to participate in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic. Penn meets No. 11 Cal Friday night in Berkeley and wrap the tournament at Stanford, Sunday in Palo Alto.