PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team is set for another Philadelphia Soccer Six bout Saturday night, playing host to neighborhood rival Drexel on Rhodes Field at 7 p.m.
The Quakers (1-1-4) are coming off of their NCAA-leading fourth draw of the season on Tuesday night in resilient fashion, finding the late equalizer at Lehigh just over 40 seconds after falling behind in the 85th minute. Austin Kuhn sent a ball crossed in from the right into the back of the net to tie things up before neither team was able to pull ahead in the two overtime periods to seal a victory.
Penn continues to display versatility within its lineup, as Kuhn’s goal against the Mountain Hawks made him the sixth different goal scorer on seven goals this season for the Red and Blue. Freshman Dami Omitaomu notched his first collegiate points on the timely assist, and currently sits second on the team in shots with 10 on the year.
Sam Wancowicz continues to lead the charge for Penn offensively with five points on the year on two goals and an assist, while seniors Matt Poplawski and @alec have one goal each, both on penalty kicks.
Sophomore goalie Etan Mabourakh has been steady in the net for the Quakers, playing all 637:59 minutes of the season. The Plantation, Fla. native owns 25 saves on the season, having allowed nine goals in six games.
The Series with Drexel
Saturday marks the 43rd all-time meeting between Penn and Drexel, with the Quakers owning a 30-10-2 record in games played. The home squad has won each of the past four contests between the two squads, as the Dragons snagged a 1-0 victory at Vidas Field a year ago, while the Red and Blue proved victorious in 2014 by a margin of 2-0.
The Dragon’s enter Saturday’s contest owning a record of 1-4-2 (0-1-0, CAA), and are currently on a two-game losing streak, having lost back-to-back games to Northeastern and Princeton, both by a score of 2-0. Both Drexel and Penn have squared off against La Salle this year, with the Red and Blue taking home a 1-0 win in double OT on Sept. 17, while the Dragons fell to the Explorers by a score of 1-0. Coach Doug Hess is in his sixth season on the sidelines for Drexel, owning a mark of 42-61-17.