Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team opened the 2004 season on a down note, falling to the College of Charleston, 2-0, this afternoon.
“We looked a little tentative coming out, but began to step it up in the second half,” Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. “We’ll use today as learning experience and we look forward to getting out and proving ourselves on Sunday.”
Junior Megan Broderick got the Cougars (1-1) on the board at 34:03 as her deflected shot rolled by diving Quaker keeper Jessica Keeley. Keeley made four saves in her first collegiate start for the Red and Blue (0-1). Penn turned up the defensive pressure in the second half but the Cougars’ Kristin Rhyne was able to weave through defenders to put home an insurance goal at 57:13. The Quakers best scoring chance came in the 65th minute when Katie Campbell’s header went just high over the net.
Penn is back in action on Sept. 5 as No. 13 Texas A&M travels to Rhodes Field for an 11:30 a.m. start.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.