Women’s football opens Ivy League Play at No. 23 at Harvard

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s women’s soccer team will begin their Ivy League game on Saturday as the Quakers make the long drive north to Cambridge, Massachusetts. After finishing last week’s competition with a 2-1 overtime win over Rice, the Quakers will look to expand their unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-1). # 23 Harvard is also in an undefeated streak to start the season as the Crimson stand 6-0-1 in 2021.

MATCH DAY 9: Penn in 23rd Harvard
Saturday, September 25th | 1 p.m. | Jordan field

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Ivy League on ESPN

A reminder that the Ivy League is paired with ESPN and you can find all Penn home games, as well as Road Ivy games and select street games outside of conferences, on ESPN + this fall with the same high quality broadcast you have come to expect. ESPN + is a subscription-based service that offers monthly and annual packages. Click here to subscribe to ESPN +!

The series with Harvard

The Quakers will try to avenge a 1-0 loss to the Crimson in 2019. Harvard holds the overall record as Penn is 6-19-4 all-time. As there will be no game in 2020, the game on Saturday will be the first time a team has been the host institution in this series in consecutive games.

About Harvard

The Crimson stand 6-0-1 this season. Nine of Harvard’s 18 goals in 2021 were by Angela Caloia (5) and Murphy Agnew (4). Caloia leads the Crimson with 12 points. Three players have two goals this season: Josefine Hasbo, Taylor Fasnacht and Jade Rose. Three other players have a goal: Hannah Bebar, Ava Lung and Megan Mackey.

Quaker Notemeal

* Sophomore midfielder Lauren Teuschl put on a show last weekend as she helped lead the Quakers to an unbeaten weekend against Villanova and Rice. She scored one goal and two assists and was named Ivy League Player of the Week for her performance. In addition, the second midfielder became TopDrawerSoccer.com National team of the week on Tuesday.

* The 2-1 home win in extra time was the Quakers’ first extra time win at Rhodes Field since October 14, 2017, when Erica Higa beat Dartmouth 1-0.

* Penn stays perfect at Rhodes Field under head coach Casey Brown in her first season as coach of the Quakers. The reds and blues got 15 out of 15 points and go 5-0-0.

* On Sept. 5, Penn was tied with No. 25 Hofstra at halftime on Long Island, but Pride scored two goals in the second half to fix the Quakers with their only defeat in 2021.

*Senior Mia Shenk leads the Quaker offensive with five goals, but is only one point behind Teuschl, who has three goals and five assists. Janae Stewart and Jackie’s brother also have several goals this season as both have scored twice. The other Quaker scorers this season are seniors Duncan Abbey (in Maryland), junior Sizzy Lawton (vs. Villanova), second graders Madison Liebman (at Hofstra) and Ginger Fontenot (in the temple).

* Second year goalkeeper Laurence Gladu was impressive in goal, having made four or more saves in her last six games for Penn, including six in the Quakers’ 2-1 overtime win over Rice.

* Penn has named three captains for the 2021 season ahead of the kick-off. Senior JoJo Cotto and juniors Emily Pringle and Peyton Raun lead the Quakers.

* Raun is one of two players to receive All-Ivy Recognition in 2019, the other is Lawton.

* A reminder that the four year old seniors on the team – Brother, Cotto, Duncan, Shenk, Lucy Kellogg and Allie Schachter– were members of Penn’s last Ivy League championship squad in 2018.

* If you intersect with Penn’s assistant coach Becky Edwards, congratulate her on the August 18 announcement that she will be inducted into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame later this year.

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