NEWARK, Del. - The University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team got first-half goals from freshmen Emma Loving and Emily Sands, and that was enough as the Quakers held on to beat the University of Delaware 2-1.
Penn has now won three in a row since a season-opening loss to Maryland, while Delaware fell to 1-7-0 overall.
Sands opened the scoring in the 11th minute, driving a shot from the top of the box into the upper right corner past Delaware goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos. Sands then had a hand in Loving's goal, her perfect pass into the middle setting up her classmate for the tap-in goal.
Delaware got one of the goals back with just 22 seconds left before halftime, as Natalie Zelenky converted a penalty kick.
The Blue Hens then outshot the Quakers in the second half, 5-4, en route to an 11-9 advantage for the match. However, Kitty Qu made two saves over the day to preserve the victory.
Penn is back at home for two matches next weekend. The Quakers host Towson Friday at 7 p.m., then entertain neighborhood rival Drexel Sunday at 5 p.m.