PHILADELPHIA--After two shutouts in the opening weekend, the Penn men’s soccer team faces Seton Hall’s hefty offense and American at the Princeton Classic this weekend.
“We’re looking to build on our success against two very challenging opponents last weekend,” said Head Coach Rudy Fuller. “Seton Hall is on quite a roll right now, so we’re looking forward to testing ourselves against them tomorrow. American always gives us a good match, but we have to be focused on SHU first.”
The Quakers’ first challenge will be Friday at 5 p.m. against the Pirates. SHU has won the first four games of the season, scoring 13 goals in that span. Eight of those goals have come from the NSCAA National Player of the Week, Samuel Petrone. Most recently, he registered a hat tricka soccer rarityand assists against VCU.
On Sunday, the Red and Blue return to Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium, Princeton’s new surface, to take on American at noon. Recent history has favored Penn in the series. Since this year'sseniors started at Penn, the Quakers lead the Eagles 2-1 with the loss coming in overtime in 2006.
This season, American sports a 3-2 record and has scored 12 goals while being shut out in the losses.
Penn enters the weekend with senior Omid Shokoufandeh and newcomer Christian Barreiro with goals, while Andrew Ferry and Kevin Unger have one assist each.
Senior goalkeeper Drew Healy earned the starting nod last weekend and gathered Philadelphia Soccer Seven honors for his two clean sheets.
Penn Athletic Communications Associate Director Jen Werner will continue with her live in-game blogs for both games this weekend and select games throughout the season.