Women's Soccer Loses to Army, 1-0

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Entering a game against an Army team that had put up nine shutout victories in 12 games this season, the Penn women's soccer team knew that any goal would be critical to success Sunday at West Point. Still, the Quakers had to be feeling good about their chances, having scored nine combined goals in their last three outings.

Unfortunately, there was only one goal in Sunday's match-- it came off thehead of Army's Kim An in the 25th minute, and it was enough to give the Knights a 1-0 victory. So now Army has 10 wins, all by shutout, against just three losses. Penn fell to 5-5-0 overall, though the Red and Blue remains 2-0-0 in the Ivy League.

An's goal came when she headed the ball toward goal. It bounced off the crossbar, then fell in front of the goal before bouncing over the line. Lindsay Gordon and Melissa McLaws were credited with assists on the play.

Penn outshot Army in the second half, 12-4, but could not get the equalizer. For the game the Quakers outshot the Black Knights, 16-11, but only Alex Dayneka and Kathryn Barth put efforts on goal as Monica Lee was forced to make just two saves. At the other end, Caroline Williams had another stellar day in goal, with six stops. An was a constant threat for Army, taking five shots overall and putting four on cage.

After playing five straight weekends of Friday/Sunday action -- and splitting all five -- Penn is in action just once next weekend, hosting Ivy rivalColumbia Friday at 7 p.m. on Rhodes Field.

Download: Penn10 (@Army).pdf