PALO ALTO, Calif.--The Penn men's soccer team fell 2-0 to Stanford, Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif. The Quakers fell to 0-3 on the season while Stanford found its first win, improving to 1-1-1.
Stanford scored two goals early in thematch at 5:29 and 13:58 and weathered the Quakers' comeback attempts to hang on for the win.
The match held a lot of back and forth action in the midfield. Penn created some opportunities but broke for halftime with just one shot on the board. A stark comparison to Stanford’s 10.
In the second, the action continued with midfield battles for possession. The Red and Blue got some shots on net led by Omid Shokoufandeh who nearly buried two shots. The Quakers outshot the Cardinal in the second half 9-7.
Still, junior goalkeeper Drew Healy was called upon to make several big saves for the Quakers. He had five in the first and three in the second for a career-high eight in the game.
For Stanford, Andrew Kartunen earned the shutout with five saves.
Penn will open its home slate Friday with Hartwick in the Penn Soccer Classic at Rhodes Field. The contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. after the conclusion of the La Salle-Lafayette match at 5 p.m.
Junior Ryan Porch and senior tri-captain Derek Hobson were named to the Cal Legacy Classic all-tournament team.
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