Quakers Score Pair Of First-Half Goals
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The first half has not been kind to the Yale women's soccer team so far in Ivy League play. That was on display again on Saturday when Penn scored a pair of early goals and then hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs at Rhodes Field.
Yale (4-8-2, 1-4 Ivy) has now been outscored 6-0 in the opening 45 minutes of its five league games.
Still, the Bulldogs refused to go away quietly. Freshman Michelle Alozie scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season with 8:18 left to cut the deficit to one.
Yale had an opportunity to tie but Hannah Coy's shot went high with just under five minutes remaining.
The Quakers (6-3-5, 1-1-3 Ivy) then held the Bulldogs without a shot the rest of the way to escape with the win.
Penn, who has yielded only 10 goals on the season, struck first at 13:49 when Allie Trzaska headed in Sasha Stephen's corner kick.
The Quakers scored again less than six minutes later on a pretty individual effort from Caroline Dwyer, who stole the ball, broke in alone and beat Yale goalkeeper Rachel Ames on the right side.
Alozie's goal came on a blast from 25 yards out that went over the goalkeeper's head and just under the crossbar.
Thirteen of Yale's 16 goals have now been scored by freshmen.
Ames, who leads the Ivy League in saves, finished with six.
Penn outshot the Bulldogs 12-6 and had a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
Yale is back on the road next Saturday, playing at Columbia. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity