ITHACA, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team has scored early in most of its wins this year. On Friday, the Quakers again used that approach in a 5-0 Ivy League victory over Cornell at Berman Field.
Penn got goals from Olivia Blaber, Allie Trzaska and Emma Loving before the match was 24 minutes old and that sent the Red and Blue on the way to its most decisive Ivy League win since a 6-0 win over this same Big Red program back in 2008. That match also was played in Ithaca.
Penn is now 5-2-1 overall, and improved to 1-1-0 in Ivy League play. Cornell fell to 3-6-1 overall, 0-2-0 in Ivy play.
Junior Erica Higa added a tally -- her second this season -- with just 18 seconds left before halftime, and then sophomore Cameo Hazlewood scored her first collegiate goal with 13 minutes left in the match. Penn outshot Cornell on the night, 18-11, and Kitty Qu and Kiera Towell split the night in the Quakers cage coming up with three combined saves (Qu 1, Towell 2).
After tonight's victory, 11 of Penn's last 16 goals have been scored in the first 26 minutes of the match.
Penn continues its road trip on Tuesday, traveling to American University to kick off with the Eagles at 3 p.m.