Philadelphia The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to six games and recorded its third consecutive shutout with today’s 4-0 victory over city-rival Drexel. Katy Cross led the way for Penn with a goal and an assist.
“Today was a great win as we maintained a rhythm almost the entire game,” Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. “We were able to get everyone in today for some significant time and they really deserve it. The past few games have been helping our confidence and everyone has been contributing and we’ve shown we are not one-dimensional. Going into Sunday’s game at Dartmouth we have momentum but it’s an Ivy League game on the road against a tough team.”
The Red and Blue (6-4-1, 3-0-0 Ivy League) wasted little time getting on the board as senior Katy Cross headed in Lydia Bojcun’s corner kick at 9:42. The goal was Cross’ sixth of the season. Junior Carolyn Cross, who has tallied six points in her last three games, scored at the 30:30 mark off a pass from Katy Cross to take a 2-0 lead. The Quakers did not stop there as rookie Ashley Wallach dribbled around a group of Drexel (4-8-3) defenders to find senior Rachelle Snyder who tapped in her fifth goal of the year at 46:06. Junior Meg Pittman added the final goal for Penn at 66:21 on a shot from 12 yards out that slide just under the crossbar.
The Quakers outshot Drexel 16-2 with the Penn defense not allowing a shot in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Anna Halse made one save en route to her fourth shutout of the season while Dragon counterpart Melissa Stuhler made seven saves.
Penn looks to remain undefeated in Ivy League play as it travels to Dartmouth on Oct. 17.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.