Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season cruising to a 3-0 victory over Vanderbilt this afternoon at the Penn Soccer Invitational. Junior goalkeeper Jessica Keeley recorded her first collegiate shutout in the win.Senior KatyCross tied the all-time career assists record of 22 set by Kellianne Toland with hersecond half assist.
“We had some very good performances today,” said Head Coach Darren Ambrose. “We applied the lessons we learned in our first two games and it resulted in a very good win.”
Crossgot things started for Penn (1-2-0) just 1:17 into the game, tallying her second goal of the season off a pass from Rachelle Snyder. In the second half, Cross picked up an assist on a goal by fellow senior Lydia Bojcun at 63:50. Bojcun was in perfect position to stuff home Cross’ shot that banged off the right post. Junior Carolyn Cross also got into the scoring action netting a 25-yard boot which found the back of the crease in the 79th minute. The Penn defense was outstanding holding Vanderbilt (1-3-1) to just three shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Keeley.
The Quakers continue play at the 2004 Penn Soccer Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 12 as they take on No. 22 Villanova at 2:30 p.m. at Rhodes Field.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant