Penn men’s soccer suffers initial detriment of a deteriorate in weekend separate in Wisconsin

September 10, 2018 - Soccer Balls

Alex Touche

For a second true weekend, sophomore defender Alex Touche played a favourite and scored a winning idea in overtime for a Quakers.

Credit: Chase Sutton

The Quakers trafficked to Wisconsin undefeated, though they aren’t withdrawal that way.

Penn men’s soccer separate a span of weekend matches contra Marquette on Friday and Milwaukee on Sunday during a weekend highway trip.  

At Marquette, Penn won 1-0 following sophomore defender Alex Touche’s overtime diversion winning header, though mislaid a subsequent diversion 2-0 conflicting Milwaukee.

The Marquette compare was a third true overtime compare for Penn (2-1-1) to open a season, and a second time Alex Touche scored a winner. The 6-4 sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico has shown an considerable knack for putting a round in a behind of a net notwithstanding personification invulnerability for a Quakers. Touche also notched a idea in a deteriorate culmination final year conflicting Harvard.


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Also concerned in Touche’s diversion winning idea was youth midfielder and captain Brandon Bartel. Bartel assisted both of Touche’s goals this year, fixation crosses in a ideal mark for a large defender to go adult and get it. Bartel has continued to play a essential partial of Penn’s midfield after starting all 17 matches final deteriorate and personification a full length in all though two. 

The Red and Blue had shutout dual of their initial 3 opponents following their initial highway win of a season. Penn’s invulnerability of Touche, youth Casey Barone, comparison Erumuse Momoh and sophomore RC Williams demeanour to be a clever fortitude for a group anticipating to contest for an Ivy League title.  

Williams missed final deteriorate due to injury, though a other 3 all started together final year, and their knowledge personification with any other has positively contributed to their clever start.

Penn degraded a Golden Eagles (2-2-0) notwithstanding removing outshot 11 to seven. 

On Sunday, a nearby conflicting occurred – Penn fell to Milwaukee (3-2-0) notwithstanding outshooting a Panthers 11 to eight. The Quakers did not put a singular shot on aim in a initial half, and usually one of their 11 in a compare forced a save from a goalie.

Penn’s invulnerability was incompetent to keep adult their fibre of shutouts, as Milwaukee put dual early goals past a Quakers.  

The eye exam showed a Quakers invulnerability played improved than a stats uncover however. Milwaukee never seemed gentle operative a round adult a margin and had to review to prolonged balls over a tip really often.

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Moving forward, Penn faces Lehigh, Marist and Bucknell on their report before Ivy League play starts. 

For new manager Brian Gill, this has been a churned start. On a certain side, Penn’s invulnerability pitched behind to behind overtime shutouts before permitting dual goals to Milwaukee on Sunday. On a disastrous side, Penn’s offense has 4 goals in 4 games, with dual of a 4 sum goals entrance off a conduct of Touche.  

Moving forward, it is needed Penn’s strikers are means to spin their opportunities into goals.

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