Women's Soccer Hosts Wagner on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a disappointing loss to Columbia on Friday -- the team's first in Ivy League play in 2010 -- the Penn women's soccer team must regroup for a rare midweek non-conference game. The Quakers will host Wagner Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on Rhodes Field.

The Series with Wagner: This will mark the first meeting between the Quakers and the Seahawks in women's soccer.

About Wagner: The Seahawks (5-8-2) were unbeaten through three straight matches before falling Sunday at Sacred Heart, 2-0. Tuesday represents Wagner's only game against an Ivy League team this season. Julie Vigliotti leads Wagner in scoring; she has six goals and three assists for 15 points. Jackie Nicholas is second with three goals and an assist, while Monica Zurich has a goal and three assists. Six other players have scored for the Seahawks. At the other end, Katie Marcy has played every minute in the cage; she boasts a 1.58 GAA and has 79 saves on the season.

About Penn...
*Ten different players have accounted for Penn's 15 goals, including junior Colleen Barry who had the Quakers' only goal in Friday's loss to Columbia. It was the first goal of her career.

*Freshman Laura Oliver assisted Barry's goal; it was Oliver's second collegiate point.

*Senior Sarah Friedman became the program's all-time assist leader with her dish on Theresa Yankovich's goal October 1 against Cornell. It was her 26th, moving her past Katy Cross who had 25 from 2001-04.

*Friedman, who had run of assists in four of five games earlier this season, is tied for fourth among Ivy players in overall assists per game (0.36).

*Freshman Kerry Scalora has been the Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice this season; she continues to lead Penn with seven points (3g, 1a).

*Among Ivy League players, Scalora is tied for eighth in overall goals per game (0.30).

*Junior Caroline Williams has played every minute in goal this season; she was named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament Sept. 10-12 at the Penn Invitational by the participating coaches.

*Williams -- who has a 1.18 goals-against average -- is third among Ivy League goalies with 49 saves, and tied for second with four shutouts.

*Senior defenders Kaitlin Campbell and Marisa Schoen were the host team's representatives on the Penn Invitational's all-tournament team. They are two of the team's three captains this fall. (The other is Kristin Kaiser.) Campbell -- an honorable mention All-Ivy player in 2009 -- has started 61 of Penn's last 62 games, while Schoen has 53 career starts.

*Penn's 3-0 win over Villanova on the season's opening weekend was the Quakers' first over the Wildcats; prior to the match, Penn was 0-11-1 all-time against Villanova.

*The Quakers return seven of 11 starters and 15 letterwinners from a team that went 10-4-2 overall last year. (That record was best among the Ivy League programs in 2009.)

*Penn went 4-3-0 in the Ivy League and tied for third place; the Quakers' last title came in 2007, when the four current seniors -- Campbell, Schoen, Friedman, Kaiser -- were freshmen.