Women's Soccer Blanks Brown on Capuano's Goal

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team earned its second Ivy League victory of the season Sunday, defeating Brown, 1-0, behind freshman Natalie Capuano's goal in the 10th minute.

The Quakers (8-5-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) snapped a three-game winless streak while the Bears (5-9-2, 1-3-2 Ivy) lost their ninth one-goal game of the season.

The Penn goal came on the game's first corner kick. Tracy Bienenfeld served the ball into the box to Rachel Fletcher, who headed the ball across the face of the goal. Capuano took advantage, heading it past goalkeeper Hilary Wilson forwhat would be thegame-winner.

The Quaker defense held tough for the balance of the game. The Bears held a 16-11 advantage in shots, and their best chance of the day came with just seconds left in the half whenthey had an opportunity at an open net after Penn 'keeper Jessica Keeley swatted aside Bayard's shot. However,the halftime horn soundedbefore Brown could set up a shot.

Brown nearly scored again five minutes from time when Kerrilynn Carney hit the crossbar, but that was it as Keeley and the Penn defense held on to preserve the shutout. Keeley made six saves in the game; at the other end, Wilson stopped seven Penn efforts.

Penn wraps up the season next Saturday against Princeton. That game is thefirst of a women's/men's doubleheader, with the women playing at 5 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.

Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant