New Haven, Conn-- The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team had its eight-game unbeaten streak snapped with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Yale in double overtime this evening. Senior Katy Cross recorded a goal and an assist on the night to give her 10 points in the last her last two games.
“I was extremely proud with the way we came back into the game after falling behind, 2-0,” Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. “We showed a lot of character to come back. We had our chances and opportunities to win the game, but unfortunately it just didn’t go our way tonight."
The Bulldogs (10-4-0 overall, 3-2-0 Ivy League) struck first at in the 34th minute on a Laurel Karnes goal. Yale took a 2-0 lead at the 69:57 mark as Mimi Macauley sent home a Karnes pass. But the Quakers (7-5-2 overall, 3-1-1 Ivy League) tallied two goals in a 10-minute span to tie the game 2-2. Senior Rachelle Snyder got the Red and Blue on the scoreboard at 71:47 on a pass from Cross. It was Snyder’s sixth tally of the season. Cross then recorded a goal of her own at 82:42 to knot the game. The two teams battled into a second overtime period, but Macauley’s shot at 101:57 slipped by Quaker keeper Anna Halse to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 victory.
Penn closes the home portion of its schedule next weekend as non-conference foe Lehigh travels to Rhodes Field on Oct. 27 followed by an Ivy League match-up against Brown on Oct.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.