Women's Soccer Shuts Out Rider, 2-0

Box Score

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.- The Penn women's soccer team got a first-half goal from Jessica Fuccello and a second-half score from Jess Rothenheber, and that was more than enough for a 2-0 win at Rider Sunday afternoon.

The Quakers improved to 7-2-1 with the win, while the Broncs fell to 3-3-3.

Penn outshot Rider, 13-3, in gaining its second-straight shutout win and its fourth clean sheet of the season. Sophomore Cailly Carroll again got the start in goal, and was not called upon to make a save in earning the shutout.

Fuccello scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 29th minute, chipping Rider goalkeeper Alex Post. Freshman Sarah Friedman was credited with an assist on the play.

For Fuccello, it was her 15th career goal, which put her alone in ninth place on Penn's all-time goalscoring list. This, despite the fact she is just 10 matches into her sophomore season.

In the 68th minute, Rothenheber scored her fifth goal of the season when she nailed a 25-yard direct kick that Post could not stop.

Fuccello and Rothenheber entered the weekend second and third, respectively, in points per game among Ivy League players.

Penn now hits a stretch where it will play three-straight Ivy League matches; the first comes next Saturday in New York City, when the Quakers meet defending league champion Columbia. Kickoff for that match is slated for 4 p.m.