Berkeley, Calif. The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team began its first trip to the Golden State in program history on a down note, falling to No. 14 California, 2-0, this afternoon.
"We are a little diappointed that we didn't put together a full 90 minutes today," Head Coach Darren Ambrose said. "We made a couple of mistakes in the first halfand despite how well we played in the second, we couldn't get out of that hole. The next step for us is to put together 90 minutes of soccer and challenge against San Francisco."
The Bears (5-1-1), who are riding a five-game unbeaten streak, got the scoring underway in the 14th minute on a 12-yarder by Lindsay Clute after a long feed from Liz Eisenberg from the left side. Cal added another goal at the 21 minute mark as Dania Cabello tapped in the rebound from Sierra Schlesinger’s shot that was stopped by Quaker keeper Jessica Keeley. Eisenberg also picked up an assist on the play. Penn (1-4-0) was held to just five shots, while the Bears recorded 13 on the day. Keeley made three saves in 45 minutes of play, while senior Anna Halse checked into her first game of the year, making three stops.
The Quakers are back in action on Sunday, Sept. 19 as they take on the University of San Francisco.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.