Princeton, N.J. It wasn’t quite the way the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team expected things to go in their final regular season game of 2004 as the Quakers fell to No. 12 Princeton, 4-1 this evening. Before tonight’s loss, the Red and Blue (9-6-2, 4-2-1 Ivy League) had gone unbeaten in 10 of its last 11 games.
The Tigers (15-2-0, 7-0-0 Ivy League), who clinched the 2004 Ivy League title outright last week, got the scoring started as Romy Trigg-Smith found Esmeralda Negron in front of the net at the 13:34 mark. Trigg-Smith then gave the Princeton a 2-0 lead at 26:59 on an assist from Negron. Just 1:07 later Negron added her second goal of the game to put Princeton ahead, 3-0. In the 41st minute, Negron then recorded the hat trick taking a cross from right midfield and fired it passed a diving Jessica Keeley.
Senior Rachelle Snyder finally got the Quakers on the board at 63:30 putting home a long feed from fellow senior Devon Sibole to cut the deficit to, 4-1, but it was not enough. The goal was Snyder’s eighth of the season. For the Tigers, Negron finished her career night with a three goals and an assist for seven points while Trigg-Smith had three points.
The Quakers were outshot 20-6 on the night. Keeley played very well in net for Penn making five saves while Emily Vogelsang had two stops for the Tigers.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.