HANOVER, N.H. - The Penn women's soccer team entered Saturday's match at Dartmouth still unbeaten in the Ivy League, at 2-0-1. The Big Green, meanwhile, was winless in three Ivy games, at 0-3-0.
In an evenly played match that saw both teams have chances, Dartmouth made good on two of theirs while Penn was unable to dent the Big Green goal. The result was a 2-0 decision that certainly falls in the upset category.
Penn (7-4-2, 2-1-1) saw its seven-game unbeaten streak come to an end with the loss, and the Quakers are in a position to be looking for some help in the championship race as the Ivy season turns to its second half starting next weekend at Yale.
Becky Poskin put Dartmouth (7-5-1, 1-3-0) up in the 25th minute, converting a defensive turnover into a 20-yard effort. The Big Green sealed the win on the hour, when Peyton Tata hooked a shot over Penn keeper Cailly Carroll.Whitney Odden was credited with an assist on the play.
Penn outshot Dartmouth on the day, 11-9, but could not get either goal back in being shut out forjust the secondtime this season.
Carroll shared duties in goal with Sara Rose, who started the match and played the first half. Both women had twosaves and allowed one goal.
Penn returns to action Wednesday, playing its final non-conference match of 2008 when Rider comes to Rhodes Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff.