NEW YORK – The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team set out to face Columbia in New York. Goals for the home team in the early second half are enough when Penn lost 2-0 at Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Second goalkeeper Laurence Gladu made seven saves in defeat.
* Penn’s road problems continue as Rhodes Field’s record drops to 0-3-2.
* Columbia beat Penn, 15-13, including a 9-4 lead on shots on goal. Penn had a 7-0 lead in the corners.
*Sizzy Lawton and Janae Stewart led the Quakers with three shots each. Second year Lauren Teuschl and junior Emily Pringle added two shots at a time. Miranda Farman also counted one shot in the game.
* Gladu recorded seven saves. This is the second time this season that it has recorded more than six saves.
How it happened
In the ninth minute Emily Pringle picked up the first shot of the game as her ball was in the lower right corner of the goal and held by the Lions goalkeeper. Less than three minutes later, Gladu made her first save of the game.
Sizzy Lawton had a great chance of scoring in the 33rd minute as her shot hit the Columbia goalkeeper directly.
Despite a total of thirteen shots by both teams in the first half, Penn and Columbia went goalless into the half-time break.
The Columbia Offensive put pressure on the Quakers’ defense by firing four shots in four minutes. Gladu parried the two shots on goal twice.
In four minutes, the Lions found the gate twice, just enough to claim victory. In the 56NS Minute, the visiting team was called to a foul in the penalty area, which gave the Lions a penalty. Nata Ramirez didn’t miss her chance when she scored the first goal of the game.
After two fouls on the Quakers, the Lions offense passed Gladu and scored their second goal of the game.
Columbia’s offense kept Penn under pressure in the second half to keep his 2-0 lead. The Lions restricted the Quakers to just five shots, including two on target.
Penn is returning to Rhodes Field for the next three games. The homestand starts next Saturday with a kick-off at 2pm against Dartmouth.