PHILADELPHIA--The Penn women's soccer team opened the Ivy League slate with a 1-0 over Cornell, Friday night. The Quakers improved to 6-2-1 on the season and kicked off the Ivies with a 1-0 record. Cornell slipped under .500 at 4-5 on the season and 0-1 in the Ivy League.
The Quakers outdid the Big Red in nearly every category. They outshot the Big Red 11-1 and took 10 cornerkicks to Cornell's 0.
Just about the only column Cornell showed more in was saves. Jodi Palmer made five while Cailly Carroll nabbed one save to preserve the win.
Despite the dominance, Penn could not seem to find the back of the net. Still, fate found a way to reward the Quakers' effort with a Cornell defensive miscue. A Cornell defender, attempting to head the ball out of the box, instead sent the ball over her own goalkeeper's head and bouncing into the goal at 8:43.
Penn had twonear goals--one called off for offsides and an indirect kick in the box. Ellen Gregory took three shots to lead the team while six other players put shots on goal.
The Quakers play a non-league match, Sunday at nearby Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J. Match time is set for 1 p.m.