Tue, Sep. 6, 2005 - [Men's Soccer]
Chicago, Ill./Milwaukee, Wis.--The Penn men's soccer team is still in search of that elusive first victory and first goal of 2005 after suffering two setbacks out of state, Saturday and Sunday.
Penn (0-3) was on the short side of two 1-0 decisions, falling to Illinois Tech, Saturday, and Wisconsin Lutheran, Sunday.
The Statesmen had just six shots on Saturday, but were still in the contest, thanks to the superb goalkeeping of Tugberk Tekdemir
(So., Ankara, Turkey, Mustafa Kemal HS), who tallied eight saves.
The sophomore was also very strong in net on Sunday, allowing just one of five Wisconsin Lutheran shots to slip past him. Tekdemir now owns a 1.33 Goals Against Average with 23 saves and a .852 save percentage.
(Fr., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Skyline HS) and Armondo Irias
(Fr., Baytown, Texas, Lee HS) both tallied three shots over the weekend to pace the offensive effort. Brian Thompson
(So., Chariton, Chariton HS) also had two shots for the Statesmen.
Next time out: Penn, coached by John Egan
, hosts Midland Lutheran (Neb.), Wednesday, at 4 p.m., to conclude a women's-men's doubleheader.