Contrary to the sport’s name, Penn softball balled awfully hard this weekend.
The Red and Blue took three out of four games in a home-and-home matchup with Columbia this weekend, which — coupled with a pair of losses by Princeton — clinched the Ivy League South Division title for the Quakers. Having wrapped up the division, Penn will now square off with Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship Series for the third consecutive season.
The Red and Blue's weekend started Saturday afternoon when they squared off with the Lions in the Big Apple.
It’s familiar territory for Penn softball. Win this weekend and there will be playoff softball at Penn Park again this year.
Penn softball took a resounding series win from Princeton this weekend, and have set itself up nicely for the season’s end.
Facing their bitter rivals at home in doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, the Quakers bested the Tigers in the weekend’s first three games before dropping the fourth and final game in a close loss.
The Quakers may have won three out of four games against a color but the Dragons were an entirely different beast.
After taking three of four games from Cornell last weekend, the Red and Blue were dropped by their hometown rival Drexel, 8-0, in a nonconference matchup at Drexel Field.
The score told the whole story in Wednesday’s West Philadelphia matinee.
Penn claimed three of its four weekend games against Cornell, winning in comeback fashion in its final game on Sunday to keep pace with the rest of the Ivy League South Division.
Mother Nature and Villanova combined to give Penn softball an awfully rude welcome home on Wednesday.
The Wildcats dominated the Quakers, opening up a huge lead and withstanding a late rally en route to an 8-4 victory.