Men's Soccer Nips Yale, 1-0

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PHILADELPHIA - Travis Cantrell scored on a rebound with 22 minutes left in regulation, and the goal held up on a sloppy Rhodes Field as the Penn men's soccer team defeated Yale, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.

The win was Penn's first in Ivy play this season and pushed the Quakers to 5-6-3 overall. Yale fell to 4-7-3 overall, 1-3-0 in Ivy play.

Off a Penn corner kick -- one of seven the Quakers had on the day -- the ball skipped across the box where Kevin Unger had a volley at it. His shot was blocked by a pair of Yale defenders, but trickled through them to Cantrell. The freshman turned and shoveled a ball that barely got between a another pair of Bulldog defenders and across the line. It was Cantrell's first collegiate goal.

Penn had another near-miss after that when Christian Barreiro nearly put one away. However, in the mucky condition his ball was slowed just enough before it crossed the line to be kicked away by a defender.

Penn outshot Yale, 6-2, in the first half, and Michael Kozak had a pair of nice chances that were snuffed out by Yale goalie Travis Chulick.

Garon Smith got the start in goal for Penn and made four saves to get the victory. Chulick was credited with three stops on the day.

Penn returns to action next weekend at Brown.

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