PHILADELPHIA--The Quakers (5-6-2, 2-1-0 Ivy) have a tall order to fill this weekend. They have to take on the No. 6 team in country, in an Ivy League match-up, on the road. Any of those things alone would be daunting, but the Penn men’s soccer team is entering Saturday’s match at Brown (10-1-1, 3-0-0 Ivy) with confidence.
Boosting the Red and Blue is the 2-1 overtime win theysealedat home against Yale last weekend. Newcomer Loukas Tasigianis scored both goals for Penn and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his performance. His adjustment to the collegiate level has been noticeable in the last month as he has scored four goals and registered two assists to currently lead the team in goals and points.
The Red and Blue are currently tied for third in a tight race for the Ivy title. On top of the League is Brown with an undefeated 3-0 record. Dartmouth is second with a 2-0-1 record after defeating Harvard, who shares third place with Penn.
Brown is led by Dylan Sheehan with 21 points and Kevin Davies with 16 points. Darren Howerton has been a playmaker for the Bears with a team-best 6 assists.
In goal, Brown’s keeper, Paul Grandstrand, sports a 0.93 goals-against averagethe second best in the Iviesand two shutouts in eight games played.
Last season, the teams battled to a scoreless tie where shots were even and both teams saw scoring chances slip away. In the all-time series, Penn trails 20-27-7.
Fans not able to make it to Providence for the game can follow all the action through multimedia offerings on Brown’s website, by clicking here. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.