EVANSTON, Ill. - Penn got a goal from freshman Kristin Kaiser in the first minute of the second half, matching a Northwestern goal from the first half, and the score stayed that way through two overtime periods as the Quakers and Wildcats finished in a 1-1 draw Friday at NU's Lakeside Field.
With a blustery wind at their backsfor the second half, it did not take long for the Quakers to take advantage. Kaiser was fed a nice ball by sophomore Jess Rothenheber, getting behind the defense and converting a 1-v-1 opportunity against Northwestern goalkeeper Lauren Johnston.
Northwestern (4-1-1) had taken a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute when sophomore defender Katherine Sampson placed a perfect serve into the box from the back line. Freshman Sam Greene took a touch and dished to senior Kelsey Hans, who put it away for herschool-record 31st career goal.
Penn (3-1-1) took nine shots compared to Northwestern's 16; the Wildcats also had seven corner kicks, compared to just one by the Quakers. Another factor on this windy day was that Penn was called for offsides eight times, while Northwestern was called for it five times.
Sara Rose was in goal for the Quakers and had nine saves in salvaging the draw. At the other end, Johnston had four stops, including the only one for either club in the overtime sessions.
Penn is back in action Sunday afternoon, playing Loyola University of Chicago at the new home of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.