No. 15 Men's Soccer Scores Twice in Second Half to Down Yale

No. 15 Penn 2, Yale 0 Box Score

NEW HAVEN - In what can only be described as a physical contest, No. 15 Penn scored twice in the second half to earn its fourth Ivy League win of the season with a 2-0 decision over Yale.

Yale committed 14 fouls in the match to Penn's eight. The Bulldogs were issued three yellow cards to Penn's two, but perhaps the most important card of the game was a red card issue to Yale's goalkeeper, Bobby Thalman, in the 68th minute.

With Penn's Travis Cantrell charging in, Thalman tripped him up in the penalty area to earn the red card and to be sent off the field. Matt Chesky came off the bench and was forced with facing a Penn penalty kick cold.

Christian Barreiro lined up for the penalty kick and sent it past Chesky for his third goal of the season to give Penn a 1-0 lead.

11 minutes later, Barreiro sent a pass to Loukas Tasigianis who was positioned on the left side of the box, Tasigianis sent a shot to the right corner to add some insurance for Penn on his third goal of the season. For Barreiro, the assist was his fifth of the season and gave him his first multi-point game of the season.

Ben Berg was called upon to make just one save - a stop in the 76th minute with the game still a one-goal affair. Two minutes later, the Penn defense blocked a shot, sending the team away in transition, leading to Tasigianis' goal.

Stephen Baker led all players with six shots, two of which reached goal. Barreiro had three shots on goal.

Penn's defense has now recorded a clean sheet in five consecutive matches. Overall, the Quakers have kept opponents off the scoreboard for 485:52 over parts of six games. For Berg, the shutout was his seventh of the season, tying him with three other players for fifth-most in a single season by a Penn goalkeeper.

The Red and Blue are now 11-2-0 overall on the season and 4-0-0 in the Ivy League. Yale is now 2-10-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the Ancient Eight.

The Quakers are back in action Oct. 27 at home against Penn State at 7 p.m.


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