Women's Soccer Extends Win, Shutout Streaks to Five

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HARRISONBURG, Va. - The setting may have changed -- Penn was on the road for the first time in 2011 -- but the result stayed the same as Theresa Yankovich's goal in the fifth minute gave the Penn women's soccer team its fifth clean sheet to begin 2011 via a 1-0 win at James Madison on Friday at the JMU Soccer Complex.

Yankovich one-timed Kerry Scalora's corner kick inside the far post just 4:42 into the match to give Penn the lead, and the Quaker defense clamped down from there to give them their first win over JMU in four meetings.

Once again, Sarah Banks (three saves) and Caroline Williams (one stop) combined on the shutout, giving the Quakers five shutouts to start a season for the first time since 1998. The last time Penn had five straight blankings in any portion of the season was 1999.

Penn is one of just two teams nationally to have not allowed a goal yet in 2011. The other is another Philadelphia team, La Salle. Both the Quakers and Explorers play on Sunday, Penn at George Mason and La Salle hosting Princeton.

Penn outshot JMU, 15-10, and had seven corner kicks to just one by the Dukes. Scalora, who has a point in three of Penn's five matches to date and leads the team with six points, had four shots (three on goal) while Yankovich, Brianna Rano and Megan York had two shots apiece.

Penn's match Sunday with the Patriots will kick off at 2 p.m.

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