Women's Soccer Blanks Cornell, 3-0

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ITHACA, N.Y. - On an historic night for the Penn women's soccer program, a quick start allowed the Quakers to easily surpass Cornell, 3-0, at Berman Field.

Historic? It certainly was for Sarah Friedman. The senior midfielder had a goal and an assist; the assist was the 26th of her career, and allowed to push past Katy Cross (2001-04) as the program's all-time leader in that category.

At the other end, a Penn defense that surrendered six goals in two games last weekend allowed only that many shots Friday night, and goalkeeper Caroline Williams was equal to the four that were on goal. That sent the Quakers to 2-0 in the Ivy League and 5-4 overall. Cornell fell to 4-5 overall, 0-2 in league play.

Kerry Scalora, who had both of Penn's goals in last Sunday's loss to Navy, picked up where she left off. Just seven minutes into the contest, she took advantage of a failed clear off a corner kick and sent home a shot for her third of the season.

Friedman notched her goal just 14 minutes later from 15 yards out, again off a Cornell defensive miscue.

The record-breaking assist came just on the other side of halftime, when she lofted a ball that went over two Cornell defenders and was received by Theresa Yankovich. She easily beat Big Red goalie Megan Bartlett to close out the scoring.

Penn returns to action Sunday afternoon, making its first trip to West Point for a meeting with Army. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

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