WomensLax.com Player of the Week - Shannon Mangini

WOMENSLAX.COM PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shannon Mangini – University of Pennsylvania

Junior midfielder nets overtime game-winner against #10 Cornell

University of Pennsylvania’s junior midfielder, Shannon Mangini, clinches WomensLax.com Player of the week honors, after carrying Penn to an upset win over the 10th-ranked Cornell Big Red behind her career day.  In Sunday’s 12-11 upset victory, Mangini broke her game-high record of 5 goals and tied her career-high in points, with the most critical score coming in overtime to seal the victory for the Quakers.  Penn seemed to have runaway with the match until Cornell stormed back to force overtime.  Mangini, who scooped up 2 ground balls and won a draw in the game, was not to be denied.  Mangini ripped a shot just inside the right post with only 10 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.  The win is Penn’s first over a Top-10 team since a 13-10 win over No. 4 Duke (2011) and keeps the Quakers undefeated in the Ivy League at 3-0.  Mangini and the Quakers will look to continue to roll when they face a tough opponent in Marlyand at 1:00 PM on Saturday in College Park.

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