RICHMOND, Va. - The last time Penn and Richmond played in women's soccer, in 2006, the Quakers defeated the Spiders in double overtime.
On Friday night at First Market Stadium, the teams again took two overtimes to settle things. However, there were two signicant differences between the last match and this one:
1. The last one took place on Penn's field, while this one was on Richmond's.
2. Penn scored the overtime goal in2006; on Friday night, Richmond did. Sarah Hilt converted a penalty kick at the 5:11 mark of the second extra session to give the Spiders (6-1-1) the victory.
Richmond had the run of play, outshooting Penn 20-7 and taking eight corner kicks compared to three by the Quakers. Penn (2-3-0) once again played without its top two scorers from last year, Jessica Fuccello and Jess Rothenheber, who continue to be hampered by injury.
Freshman Caroline Williams got the nod in goal and came up with five saves for Penn, while her counterpart Andrea Young had four stops.
Penn is back in action Sunday, traveling to our nation's capital to face Georgetown for the first time. Kickoff at the Hoyas' North Kehoe Field is set for 3 p.m.