Women's Soccer Keeps Columbia at Bay, Wins 1-0

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PHILADELPHIA -For the second time this week, the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team wore their road uniforms despite playing at home on Rhodes Field.

For the second time this week, freshman Juliana Provini scored in the first half.

For the second time this week, the Penn defense made the goal stand up for a 1-0 win.

This one was slightly more important than Monday’s decision over Loyola (Md.). this one came against Ivy League foe Columbia, giving a youthful Quakers squad its first Ancient Eight win this season.

Provini’s goal was a beauty. Another freshman, Jill Kennedy, played a ball in from the right side that Provinire-directed home with the outside of her right foot. It was her second goal in as many games, and marked the third straight match in which she notched a point.

It was a deserved goal, as Penn (5-3-2, 1-2-0 Ivy) held much of the play in the first half. The second half was a much different story, as Columbia (5-2-4, 1-1-1) pressed the play trying to extend its eight-match unbeaten streak.

Columbia had the two best chances in the second period, the first a headball that went just over the bar and the second a corner kick that batted around in front of the goal before being cleared just off the line by a Penn defender.

Kalijah Terilli went the distance in goal for Penn and had three saves; her counterpart for Columbia, Grace Redmon, had two stops.

Penn is home again on Sunday -- its third match on Rhodes Field in six days -- with Navy at 1 p.m.

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