PHILADELPHIALast season, Penn spent this weekend in California playing Cal and Stanford. This season it is the Quakers’ turn to host their West Coast foes. First up, Cal will come to Franklin Field, Friday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. It is one of just three night games under the lights at Franklin Field this season.
To raise awareness of breast cancer, Penn will wear pink jerseys at the game. Fans attending the game will can pick up pink pom-pons at the gate to show their support.
The Golden Bears are four games into the season and 2-2 in those contests. It has been a see-saw for Cal, scoring big in its wins and losing big in its losses. The Bears opened with a 19-0 drubbing of Fresno State, but then got a taste of its own medicine with a 19-7 loss to then-No. 3 Duke. Cal downed Albany 14-9, but was crushed 18-2 by No. 3 Syracuse earlier this week.
Cal’s leading scorer this season is senior Sam Price with 11 goals. Last season against Penn, she scored two and added an assist.
Last season, the Quakers defeated Cal 12-7 with Rachel Manson C’08 scoring five, though four current Quakers scored against the Bears in that game as well.
With one game under their beltsa 10-4 win over DrexelPenn’s leading scorers are Ali DeLuca (3-0=3), Courtney Lubbe (2-1=3) and Becca Edwards (1-2=3).
Junior Emily Szelest made three saves in her first start for the Red and Blue.
Penn’s other West Coast competition, Stanford, will close out the Quakers’ regular season on May 2 at Franklin Field.