PHILADELPHIAThe University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team (0-1) is set to face No. 7 Cal and Stanford at the adidas Cal Legacy Classic. The Quakers will kick off vs. Cal on Friday at 7 p.m. EST in Berkeley, Calif., and later play Stanford on Sunday at 4 p.m. EST in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Red and Blue enter the tournament looking to bounce back after a tough 6-2 loss at Seton Hall Monday night. Juniors Kevin Unger and Alex Grendi each scored a goal while Grendi helped orchestrate his classmate’s goal and was credited with an assist. He was also recognized in the weekly Ivy League Honor Roll for his efforts.
Penn’s only meeting with the Bears or the Cardinal was in 1987, but one member of this season’s roster, Brian Mascarenhas, has played Cal, in this tournament while in Vanderbilt’s lineup.
The trip is also a homecoming for Penn junior Josh Baugh, a native of Daly City, Calif.
The Quakers have their work cut out for them in both outings this weekend. Cal (1-0) comes into the match after a convincing 2-0 win against the University of San Diego. In that contest, Servando Carrasco and Paul Davis scored one goal each while Andrew Wiedeman and Josh Leon garnered assists.
Stanford (0-0-1) opened the season against the 2006 national champion, UC Santa Barbara and earned a 2-2 draw. Scott Bolkan and Dan Shapiro each scored while Andrew Kartunen made an impressive six saves at the other end of the pitch.