PHILADELPHIA - The current sprint football squad topped the alumni team, 33-14, in the annual alumni game, Saturday afternoon on Franklin Field. The contest was just one of many events that happened over the course of the weekend.
On Friday, Penn hosted its second annual Athlete and Alumni Networking Event where current players had the opportunity to meet former Quakers and discover career options in finance, law, business, education, health care, and other areas. The evening was capped with a reception celebrating the ten year anniversary of the undefeated championship team of 2000.The gathering allowed the team to reminisce and tell stories of the impressive and legendary season.
Saturday morning, the alumni got a chance to put on their old pads for the annual game. The 2010 Quakers got off to a quick start with three touchdowns in the first half scored bysophomore Whit Shaw,junior Mathew Wetherell, and freshman Wesley Zhao. Quarterback Todd Busler connected with freshman Freddy Ordoneztostart the second half, while Shaw showed his speed and agility with an 88-yardscamper into the end zone for a 33-0 lead.
However, the alumni team made a run in the closing minutes, first with recent graduate Michael McMullen's defensive fumble recovery in the end zone to put six on the board for white. Mark Gannon of the class of 2003also scored a touchdownon a short runup the middle.
The teams, along with their family and friends, enjoyed a barbeque to cap off the fun-filled weekend.
The Quakers travel to Princeton next Friday to kickoff the 2010 season at 7 p.m.