PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Penn women's soccer team was 18 seconds away from a tie and extending its six-game unbeaten streak, but the Quakers were foiled by Brown Sunday in Providence, R.I.
The loss was Penn's first in the Ivy League this season, as the Quakers are now 4-1-0 in the League, 11-3-1 overall. Brown improved to 6-8-1 overall and 3-2-0 in the Ivies.
The loss sets up a showdown with Princeton next weekend; the Tigers are also 4-1-0 in the League. The winner of that match will clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Quakers' Rhodes Field.
Brown'sKerrilynn Carney snapped Penn's six-match winning streak when her free kick from 25 yards outcaught the left side of the net.
Brown came out ready to play the top team in the Ivies, and outshot the Red and Blue 4-2 in the first. However, Penn regained control in the second half and first overtime, outgunning the Bears 8-3. Brown's sophomore keeper, Steffi Yellin, made six saves in the match and extended her shutout streak to 291:59. For Penn, Sara Rose made three saves.
Sophomore Jessica Fuccello put three of her four shots on goal and had a spectacular opportunity when she fired a point-blank shot at the net, but Yellin made the diving save.