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Women’s Soccer Cruises at Delaware State for 2-0 Win

U. Penn Website/News/Sports

DOVER, Del. – Behind goals from Mia Shenk and McRae Fried, the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team went on the road and picked up a 2-0 win on Monday night over Delaware State.

Shenk’s goal was her second in four games while Fried opened her scoring account with her first career goal and Ashley Gabor secured her second solo clean sheet of the season.

NOTES
*Penn is now 4-0 all-time against Delaware State.

*The Quakers have outscored the Hornets 14-0 in the four all-time meetings.

*Ashley Gabor improved to 2-0 this season and has now played 225 minutes without conceding.

*Allie Schachter notched two assists, the second time she’s racked up more than one in a game.

*Mia Shenk tallied her second goal of the season and third of her career.

*McRae Fried earned the first points of her career by scoring Penn’s second goal, doubling the Quakers’ lead.

*Penn outshot Delaware State 22-3, its largest margin this season.

*Penn is now 7-0 when leading at halftime.

*Sophomore JoJo Cotto made her first appearance since the beginning of her freshman season due to injury.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Through the first 10 minutes, the Quakers flexed their muscles early, recording four shots from Kelsey Andrews, Lucy Kellogg, Ella Wright and Allie Schachter. Mia Shenk also created a few early chances, but Delaware State managed to keep things all square.

It didn’t stay all square for long, though. In the 13th minute, Schachter slipped a pass to Shenk and the sophomore forward calmly slotted home her finish for the game’s first goal. Penn continued on the front foot and Abbey Duncan, Emily Pringle and Shenk took shots in the next few minutes. A slew of chances remained in the first 45 minutes, but Penn couldn’t grab another before the break.

On the defensive end, though, Ashley Gabor made a big save in the first half to keep the Hornets goalless and preserve the early shutout.

In the second half, Gabor would complete her second solo clean sheet of the season, recording two saves to move to 2-0 in net this year.

Penn would add more in the scoring column, though. Schachter picked up her second assist of the game – her second game with multiple assists – when she hit a free kick that McRae Fried headed in to double the Quakers’ advantage. Fried’s goal served as the first points of her career, contributing to a 2-0 victory.

#WRAAP

#FightOnPenn

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