PISCATAWAY, N.J.--The Penn men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 game at Rutgers, Wednesday night. The Quakers are now 4-6-2 on the season while the Scarlet Knights improved to 6-7-1.
The Quakers came out with two or three near misses in the first half. Back-to-back cornerkicks both produced near misses. The first had defenders Alex Fairman and Lee Rubenstein up with Rutgers keeper Ravi Gill to challenge, but Gill punches the ball high over the net. On the next one, Kevin Unger pushed a shot low on the right, but again, Gill is there for the save.
On defense, both Penn keeper Drew Healy and the defense came up with saving plays as the Scarlet Knights peppered them with 15 shots. Healy made six saves on the night.
Rutgers scored both its goals off headers from Tomoslav Barisic. The first came at 36:15 to give the Knights the lead at the half, the next was 10 minutes into the second at 57:16.
Meanwhile, Gill continued to stonewall the Quakers with five saves in the shutout.
Wednesday's match with Rutgers was the last of Penn's non-conference matches as the team will now focus on the Ivies. First up is Yale, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a double-header with the women who kick off at 5 p.m.