Women's Soccer Shuts Down Towson, 2-0


PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team used goals from senior Paige Lombard and sophomore Sasha Stephens to knock off Towson, 2-0, Friday night at Rhodes Field.

Penn (4-1-0) has now won four matches in a row for the first time since 2013. Towson fell to 2-6-1 on the season.

Lombard got the Quakers on the board in the 26th minute. A corner kick from the left side was booted around the box and ended up at the senior's feet. She lifted a shot that went under the crossbar, the defender's second tally of the season.

Stephens' tally came late in the match, with just about six minutes left in regulation. She was sprung on a breakaway by classmate Allie Trzaska, took a touch, and fired a 25-yard shot past Towson goalkeeper Taylor Sebolao's right shoulder.

In between, Penn dominated much of the night. The Quakers outshot the Tigers, 16-4, and forced Sebolao to make 10 saves. At the other end, Kitty Qu had two stops in collecting the clean sheet.

Penn continues this three-match homestand on Sunday, hosting neighborhood rival Drexel on Rhodes Field at 5 p.m.

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