715 is an iconic number in sports.
The figure is noteworthy primarily because of its connotation with Major League Baseball.
The stakes are rising for Penn women’s lacrosse.
Winners of eight consecutive Ivy League regular season titles, the resilient Quakers will face Princeton on Wednesday in a battle of Ivy League unbeatens, one that will likely determine the host of next month's Ivy League Tournament.
The date was April 13, 2014.
Those of you with keen memories will remember this day as the Sunday of last year’s Fling weekend.
In search of a signature nonconference win against No. 6 Northwestern, No. 11 Penn women’s lacrosse encountered a painfully familiar result.
After trailing by as many as four in the first half, the Red and Blue could not capitalize on an epic comeback, falling to the Wildcats, 9-8, in overtime on Sunday, marking the squad’s ninth consecutive loss to Northwestern.
Junior midfield Kaleigh Craig scored the winner for Northwestern (8-3) with 13 seconds remaining in overtime to hand Penn (9-2) its second loss of the season, both against teams ranked in the top six.
How can Penn women’s lacrosse continue to push the envelope and improve as a program when the eight-time reigning Ivy League champions have seen such exorbitant success in the last decade?
For Bensen, the answer is one which many comedic film series also turn to: getting more offensive.
“For the past four years that I’ve been here, our attack has been our weak point,” she said.
After winning its first six games of the season in impressive fashion, what is left for Penn’s women’s lacrosse to prove?