Women's Soccer Nips Saint Joseph's, 1-0

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PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's soccer team got a goal from freshman Kathryn Barthmidway throughthe first half, and the Quaker defense made it stand up as the Red and Blue gained a 1-0 win over city rival Saint Joseph's Friday night at Rhodes Field. The match was the second in Day 1 of the Penn Invitational.

Penn improved to 2-1-0 with the win, while SJU is now 2-3-0.

Freshman Kerry Scalora sent in a cross from the left side, and from the far post Barth headed it back across the goalmouth and inside the post for her second tally in as many games.

That was more than enough, as the Quaker defense bent but refused to break against an SJU attack that had moments of danger. Penn outshot the Hawks, 12-7, and forced Christine Neal to come up with six saves. At the other end, Caroline Williams had two stops to gain her second consecutive shutout. Defensively, Penn has a scoreless streak of more than 260 minutes.

Christina Hart had four shots on the night for Penn, including three on goal, while Scalora was a constant threat on the left side and had three shots in the game.

In the first match, Dayton defeated Lehigh, 3-2, in overtime. In a match that was highly entertaining in the final 20 minutes, Dayton scored early on, Lehigh came back with two goals in the second half, and then the Flyers drew level late in regulation before Colleen Williams headed a free kick over the Lehigh keeperto give Daytonthe victory in the fifth minute of the extra session. Lena Cannon had both Lehigh goals.

Though the Invitational schedule was preset, Penn and Dayton will essentially play for the tournament title Sunday when they square off at noon. Saint Joseph's and Lehigh will conclude the tournament at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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