PHILADELPHIA--The Penn men's soccer team scored two goals in each half to cruise to a 4-0 win at neighboring Saint Joseph's, Saturday night. The Quakers improved to 2-4-2 on the season while the Hawks continued to slide with a 1-5-0 record.
Junior Andrew Ferry scored an early goal at 5:57 to put the Quakers on the board early. Alex Grendi had worked through traffic at the top of the box and slipped the ball into Ferry on the right side who knocked it past the SJU keeper Bryan Benedict for the score.
The Hawks tightened up on defense after allowing the goal and did not give the Quakers many scoring chances until 28:57 when the Red and Blue scored again.
Grendisent a shot into the mix senior Derek Hobson got a foot on the ball on the right side of the net andpushed itback to Ferry in front of the goal. Ferry was heading the wrong direction but was able to stand up with the ball and drive it past the keeper for his second goal of the night.
In the second half, Penn continued to shine and got another goal at 49:21 when newcomer Loukas Tasigianis, who had been looking dangerous in the last two matches, pulled out on a breakaway and scored his first collegiate goal. Juniors Mike Klein and Kevin Unger were credited with assists on the play.
Taisgianis contributed to Penn's final goal of the night at 81:14. Ferry gathered the ball on the left side and crossed to Tasigianis on the right. Omid Shokoufandeh was lined up in the middle and the freshman slotted a pass to Shokoufandeh to finish.
In his second start in goal for the Quakers, sophomore Kevin Sweetland earned his first collegiate win and shutout behind three saves. SJU's Benedict made four saves in the loss.
The match was the last for Penn before opening the Ivy League slate. The Quakers travel to Columbia, Oct. 6. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.