Men’s soccer set for Mount St. Mary’s (Fri), Rutgers (Monday)
PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team continues the non-conference program this weekend, hosting Mount St. Mary’s on Friday at Rhodes Field before heading to Rutgers on Monday.
GAME DAY 5: Penn vs. Mount St. Mary’s (Md.)
Friday September 17th | 7:00 p.m.
Video stream (ESPN +) | Live Statistics | COVID-19 spectator certificate (starts at noon on September 16)
GAME DAY 6: Penn at Rutgers
Monday September 20 | 7:00 p.m.
Video stream (Big Ten Network +) | Live statistics
Ivy League on ESPN
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The series with Mount St. Mary’s
The Quakers will meet the Mountaineers for the first time in program history Friday night.
About Mount St. Mary’s
The Mountaineers enter Friday’s game in an effort to end a four-game losing streak, going 1-4 for the season. They opened the 2021 campaign with a 2-1 overtime win at home over Saint-Pierre in August, scoring the decisive 94th-minute goal at the foot of Jesus Salazar.
The series with Rutgers
Penn holds a slight advantage over the all-time series with the Scarlet Knights, 8-7-1. The last time the two teams met in 2019 was at Rhodes’ pitch, struggling to a 1-1 draw. Rutgers took an early 1-0 lead in the ninth minute, but a late-game set-up between Brandon Bartel and Alex Touche equalized the score in the 70th minute. In both overtime, Penn dominated the Knights 2-1, but the back of the net saw no action.
The Knights got off to a good start on their 2021 roster, maintaining a 5-0-1 score heading into their Friday night clash at No.11 in Indiana. Three of their victories came by decision of a goal, including victories over Princeton (1-0), Lehigh (3-2) and Saints Joseph’s (2-1). Their only draw came at the hands of Temple, scoreless in 110 minutes.
* Penn starts the weekend 2-1-1 for the season with wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and Colgate.
* On Monday, the Quakers traded goals with Loyola (Md.) For a 2-2 draw in 110 minutes, seeing Joey bhangdia scored his third goal of the season and Charlie gaffney mark the first of his college career.
* In the first four games of the season, the Quakers sit third in the Ivy League in goals scored with nine, behind Cornell (11) and Brown (10).
*Matt Leigh is currently second in the Ivy League table in points with seven and first in assists with three. Bhangdia and Stitz are second in their respective categories, while Bhangdia is second in goals with three and Stitz in assists with two.
* Between the pipes, the time was divided between Danish Jacomen and Nick christoffersen, totaling 12 backups. Christoffersen has won the only clean sheet of the season so far in a 3-0 win over Colgate, as Penn’s backline helped the net keeper see just one shot in the 90s minutes.