Box Score (PDF)
Marin McDermott's Post-Game Interview
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's soccer team scored early on and made that goal stand up, knocking off UMBC 3-0 Friday night at Rhodes Field.
The match was the season opener for the Quakers, but they were in midseason form against a UMBC squad that was playing for the fourth time already this season. The Retrievers are still looking for their first win.
The tone was set in just the 11th minute, when Erin Beck sent in a sly through-ball that was run onto by both Marin McDermott and Ursula Lopez-Palm. Lopez-Palm called off her teammate, got to the ball and sent it toward goal. McDermott made the right move, getting into the path of Lopez-Palm's ball and sticking it home for all the offense Penn would need.
The Quakers' insurance came in the second minute of the second half, as a scramble in front of the UMBC goal ended with Kathryn Barth deflecting a Kerry Scalora header past Retriever goalie Lauren Kadet.
Penn's final goal came in the 75th minute, McDermott and Beck again figuring in. McDermott's cross from the right side was pushed home by Beck. The cushion allowed head coach Darren Ambrose to substitute liberally, as 22 different players got on the field for the Red and Blue.
Sarah Banks got the start in goal for Penn and made two routine saves before giving way to Caroline Williams at the half. Williams did not have to make a save, as Penn outshot UMBC 16-4 on the night.
Penn returns to action Sunday night, hosting Delaware at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Rhodes Field. That game will come after the Penn men's game with Saint Joseph's, which will kick off at 5:30.
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