PHILADELPHIA – Two goals in the opening 27 minutes of play were too much for the University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team to overcome in a 2-0 defeat to Princeton at Rhodes Field.
The Tigers struck twice in the span of 3:23 to take a commanding 2-0 lead, getting goals from their two top scorers.
First, it was Brendan McSherry who found himself with space at the top of the box, and after a few touches sent a goal to the upper corner in the 24th minute.
Minutes later, a long knock from Josh Miller found a charging Thomas Sanner who was all alone on Max Polkinhorne. Sanner was able to convert for his 12th goal of the season.
The Quakers would have a better effort in the second half, but were unable to find a rally like the team put together on Tuesday to overcome a two-goal deficit.
Max Polkinhorne finished with seven saves in his final game at Rhodes Field.
Sophomore Luka Martinovic had two shots on goal for the Quakers.
Before the match, Penn honored its senior class of 2016. Aaron Chen, Forrest Clancy, Griffin Heffner, Max Polkinhorne, James Rushton, and Nick Savino were all recognized for their efforts given to the Penn Soccer program.
The Quakers will conclude the 2015 season on November 14 at Harvard. Kickoff against the Crimson is slated for 4 p.m.