PRINCETON, N.J. - In a match that typified the Penn women's soccer season in so many ways, the Quakers lost in the second overtime at Princeton Saturday evening, 2-1.
The Quakers finished the season 8-6-3, 2-3-2 in the Ivy League. Princeton, meanwhile, improved to 12-2-2 overall and earned a share of the Ivy League championship with a 5-1-1 conference mark. However, the Tigers entered the match knowing that they had no shot at the league's automatic NCAA bid, as earlier in the day Harvard defeated Columbia 2-1 on a penalty kick with nine seconds left in the second overtime. As a result, Harvard -- which defeated Princeton earlier this season -- gains the bid, and the Tigers have to hope for an at-large when the announcements are made in a few days.
Penn outshot Princeton, 13-9, and after falling behind was able to equalize when senior Maggie Devitt -- playing her final collegiate match -- scored her first goal as a Quaker off an assist from Sarah Friedman (her record-setting 15th this season). Penn got five shots in the extra sessions, compared to just two by Princeton, but Taylor Numann headed home Sarah Peteraf's corner kick for the win.
Numann, also a senior, entered the game with one goal for her career, but had both Tiger goals on the day.
All three goals came off set pieces, and all three were headballs. Numann's first of the day came off a free kick by Jen Om in the 28th minute, before Devitt's equalizer just 1:50 into the second half.
Sara Rose and Cailly Carroll once again split the time in goal, and each of them made a save on the day. Natalie Capuano had a team-high four shots in her final match for the Quakers.
For Princeton, Alyssa Pont had three stops and was the beneficiary of a defensive save.