NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two years ago, Penn and Yale engaged in a match that was highly entertaining but bereft of scoring, as 110 minutes could not settle things.
Saturday evening, back at the Bulldogs' Reese Stadium, it was deja vu all over again. Both teams had their chances and kept a crowd of more than 500 fans on the edge of their seats. However, when the clock hit triple zeroes for the fourth time in the evening the score remained the same: 0-0.
Penn (8-4-3, 2-1-2) has lost just once in its lastten matches, but with the draw the Quakers continue to look up in the Ivy League standings and time is running out. Yale moved to 7-5-2 overall, 2-2-1 in the Ivies.
Penn outshot Yale, 11-8, and forced Bulldogs goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu to make four saves. At the other end, Cailly Carroll collected her second straight clean sheet. The Quakers have shut out six of their last nine opponents, and have seven blankings on the season.
Penn had a great chance in the 20th minute, when senior Molly Weir floated a shot that nailed the crossbar. About eight minutes later, Yale's Miyuki Hino had a chance to put the Bulldogs in front, but with Carroll beaten and out of position her shot was blocked by a Quaker defender.
Weir had the best chance in the first overtime, making a run along the right side and firing a shot that Sumiyasu was forced to make a diving save on. Weir finished the game with three shots, while Jess Rothenheber had two. For Yale, Hino and Maggie Westfal had three shots apiece to lead the way.
Penn will return to action next Saturday, hosting Brown at Rhodes Field at 5 p.m. Following that, the Quakers close out the regular season at Princeton on November 8.