PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team fell behind to William & Mary early on Sunday and never recovered, ultimately losing to the Tribe, 3-0.
William & Mary’s first goal came less than 10 minutes into the contest. Rachel Moore and Samantha Cordum engaged in a nice 1-on-1 along the left sideline, ending with Moore coming across the middle. Her shot from about 15 yards out beat a diving Kalijah Terilli into the far side netting.
Just five minutes later, the Tribe doubled its lead. This time Moore took a long shot from just outside the box that Aly Shaughnessy might have deflected. Whatever she did, it fooled Terilli who futilely stabbed at it as it bounced past her left side.
Penn head coach Darren Ambrose made some offensive-minded substitutions after that, and they paid off as the Quakers picked up their play noticeably. That said, it was still William & Mary who had the better chances the rest of the half, including one shot by Anna Madden that was stopped in impressive fashion by Terilli as she one-handed the shot right out of the air and curled it into her body.
Terilli was called upon again to start the second half, and then mere seconds after that Erin Mikolai had a great chance to make it 2-1 but her low-angle shot was pushed out by Caroline Casey.
William & Mary added an insurance tally with just over nine minutes left, as Nicole Baxter’s free kick from the left side was re-directed on a header by Katie Johnston past Terilli’s right side.
Penn is in action twice on the road next weekend, traveling to VCU on Friday and then Delaware on Sunday.
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