Philadelphia Senior Lauren Bome tallied a goal and an assist to help lift the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Columbia this afternoon. With the win the Quakers extend their unbeaten streak to five games and remain undefeated in Ivy League play.
“Columbia really came out ready to play today,” Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. “We started a little slow, but in the second half we figured out what they were trying to do to us. We went from there and got great contributions from everyone to record a good win.”
After a scoreless first half, the Red and Blue (5-4-1, 3-0 Ivy League) struck first as Robin Watson netted a penalty shot at 52:36. The goal was her first of the season. The Quakers struck again in the 59th minute after a corner kick by Lydia Bojcun. During the scramble in front of the net, Bome found Carolyn Cross open on the left side, who sent it past Lions’ (5-5-0, 0-3-0 Ivy League) goalie Allison Vespa. Penn added an insurance goal at 74:26 as Bome turned and fired from 20 yards out for her first goal of the season. The Quakers defense was solid, holding Columbia to just one shot on goal. Overall, Penn outshot the Lions 10-6 and held an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks. Senior Anna Halse recorded her third shutout of the season, making one save.
Penn is back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 12 as it hosts Drexel at 3 p.m. at Rhodes Field.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.