Women's Soccer Downs UMBC, 3-0

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BALTIMORE - On paper, Tuesday night's match between the Penn and UMBC women's soccer teams looked like it would not be much of a competition.

Things were still even at the half, but in the second stanza the Quakers asserted themselves and took control in defeating the Retrievers, 3-0, at UMBC Stadium. With the win, Penn improved to 4-2-2 while UMBC fell to 0-8-1.

After outshooting the Retrievers, 8-3, in the first half, the Quakers were completely in control the second half in outshooting UMBC 20-1.

Penn's first goal came in the 51st minute when Jessica Fuccello collected her Ivy League-leading 10th goal of the season. Megan Cassidy put a shot on goal that was saved, and Fuccello was there for the rebound and put the Quakers on the board. The goal was Fuccello's 30th of her career and gives her 69 career points which is second on Penn's all-time list behind Katy Cross (125 from 2001-04).

Nearly 11 minutes went by before the Quakers doubled their lead. This time, a ball deflected off a UMBC defender and Marin McDermott was able to clean up with her third goal of the season.

Penn's final goal came in the 71st minute when freshman Alex Dayneka sent a ball to McDermott from the left side and the sophomore converted her second goal of the night.

Caroline Williams went the distance in goal and made three saves to collect her second shutout of the season.

Penn returns to action two more times this weekend, hosting Cornell Friday night in an Ivy League match and then Army Sunday in a non-conference battle.

Download: Penn08 (@UMBC).pdf