PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's soccer team got off to a quick start Sunday afternoon, scoring twice in the first 15 minutes, and that was all the Quakers needed as they defeated La Salle, 2-0, at the Explorers' McCarthy Stadium.
With the win, Penn (7-3-2) remained unbeaten in its last seven matches at 5-0-2; in addition, the Quakers are now 12-0-1 all-time against their city opponent.
Kristin Kaiser scored both of Penn's goals, giving her a team-high five for the season. The first came in the 10th minute when she took a short pass from Marin McDermott to the near post and converted. Just five minutes later, she doubled the Quakers' lead with a blistering shot from 18 yards out that found the upper 90. Sarah Friedman was credited with an assist on the play, giving her 12 for the season which adds to the single-season program record she has already set.
Penn -- which outshot La Salle (5-7-2), 16-13 -- had no trouble holding that lead, gaining its fourth shutout in the last six games and its fifth overall this season. Sara Rose got the start in the goal and made three saves in the first half. She gave way to Caroline Williamsfor the second half, and the freshman made three stops to preserve the clean sheet.
Penn returns to action nextSaturday with an Ivy League match at Dartmouth. Kickoff in Hanover, N.H. is slated for 4:30 p.m.