Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania sprint football team avenged last year's loss to its Alumni team by holding on for a 17-14 victory Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. The annual game is traditionally the final tune-up for Pennbefore the regular season.
The Quakers ran out to a 17-0 halftime lead thanks to a pair of passing touchdowns from junior Mike Loguidice. Senior Greg Herman was the target of his first touchdown throw, a 20-yard pass, while senior Scott Pickett had a 38-yard reception halfway through the first half. Senior kicker Peter Stine tacked on a 29-yard field goal just before the end of the half.
The Alumni, however, stepped it up in the second half, holding the Quakers scoreless whilegetting a pair of touchdown throws from Jimmer Donapel. But after giving up 14 unanswered points, the Quaker defense held in the waning minutes of the second half and prevented the Alumni from scoring again.
Loguidice led Penn with 88 yards on 6-13 passing. Donatel threw for 117 yards on 13-25 passing for the Alumni. Pickett had an outstanding afternoon for the Quakers, racking up 139 all-purpose yards between 14 carries and five receptions.
Penn will begin the regular season on Sept. 16 when it visits Cornell at 7 p.m.
-Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant