Oct. 14, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An overtime penalty-kick goal from Penn’s Kerry Scalora lifts the Quakers past Navy, 1-0, on Monday, Oct. 14 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The loss snaps the Mids 10-match winning streak, which was the program’s third longest streak.
“We played a very even contest against a good team today,” said head coach Carin Gabarra. “The game could have gone either way with both teams having the same amount of offensive opportunities. We did not execute on those opportunities like I wanted, we had great energy and passion, but we did not play the soccer that we have been playing during our winning streak.”
During the 10-match winning streak, including the contest against Penn, Navy’s senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner recorded 740:22 consecutive shutout minutes. The 740:22 minutes is the 22nd best streak in the NCAA.
Both Navy and Penn were held in check offensively, having combined for 10 total shots (Navy 7, Penn 3) and just one shot on net (Navy).
Penn’s (8-1-3) lone opportunity on offense came from a corner kick in the third minute of the contest. Brianna Rano sent her kick into the box and rattled around between a couple players. The Quakers’ Lindsey Sawczuk redirected the kick towards the net, but bounced off the crossbar and back into play.
Navy’s (12-3-0) best look on offense, in the first half, came in the 27th minute. Forward Paloma Perez got free into Penn’s defensive third and charged into the box. Perez drove a low line-drive at the net, but Penn’s Kalijah Terilli tallied her lone save in the first half.
More of the same dominant defensive play continued in the second half. Navy looked to break open the scoreless tie in the 67th minute. Following a loose ball in front of the net, Courtney Hook was able to get off a shot as Terilli was out of position. However, a Quaker defender was able knock away the potential go-ahead goal and preserved the scoreless tie.
Minutes later, Penn was on the attacking end in the 79th minute. Forward Brianna Rano sent a looping shot towards the net, but Hoerner was able to get her hands on the shot for her second save of the contest.
With both teams unable to score in 90 minutes, the game was headed into overtime. In the 93rd minute, a Navy defender was called for a handball inside the box to give Penn a penalty kick opportunity. Kerry Scalora was chosen for the kick and was able to beat Hoerner to give the Quakers the 1-0 victory.
Navy held a steep advantage in total shots, 15-7, and Penn had a slight advantage in corner kicks, 3-2.
The Mids will look ahead to Patriot League foe Holy Cross on Friday, Oct. 18 in Worcester, Mass. Game is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen live and for free on the Patriot League Digital Network.