LEWISBURG Penn reached .500 for the first time this season following a 2-0 weekend road trip. The Quakers followed up a 3-2 win over Lock Haven with a 2-0 victory over Bucknell. With the weekend sweep, Penn is now 5-5 on the season. The Quakers’ Ivy League record still stands at 2-1.
The Quakers used their momentum from Friday night’s win to come out and attack the Bison. Penn had the first three shots of the game and ousthot Bucknell 7-2 in the first half. While Penn had the advantage in terms of possession, it was not able to solve Bucknell goalkeeper Jessie Atieh until 15 seconds before halftime. Andrea Rockey took a Kara Bolger pass and was able to score her first collegiate goal, giving Penn a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 throughout the majority of the second half, with both teams unable to generate much offense. Penn was able to add to its lead at the 64:27 mark of the game when Melissa Black came up from her defensive position to score her first goal of the season.
Unlike Wednesday night when Penn was unable to hold on to a late lead against Villanova, the Quakers showed a renewed commitment to team defense in the waning moments of the game and held off a late flurry from the Bison, including two Bucknell penalty corners.
Alanna Butera earned her second shutout of the season, only needing two saves in the blanking.
The Quakers return to the field Wednesday when they travel to the University of Delaware.