We recount the top five moments from Penn women’s basketball 2012-13 season including an 18-point comeback against St. Francis and a three pointer at the buzzer by Alyssa Baron against Fairfield.
Currently sitting in a two-way tie for third with Brown, the Quakers want to use tactics that worked last weekend to knock off fifth-place Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
The match Friday against rival Princeton (4-6) is a great opportunity for a fresh start for the team. After facing the likes of Villanova, Maryland and American, most of the competition in the Ivy League will be on par with the Quakers.
Going into the weekend with a 3-4 record after two straight five-set match victories, the Red and Blue headed up the mainline to take part in the Villanova University Tournament, going 2-1 in the process.
The women’s volleyball team needed to use its annual Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational to get back on track after a rough start to the 2013 season. After a 2-1 weekend with multiple five-set wins, the Quakers are definitely on the right path.
At just 5-foot-6 inches, Dani Shepherd stood head over heels against everyone in the Ivy League last season.
Excellent middle blocking is integral to any successful volleyball team. With Penn’s high expectations for the 2013 season, they’ll be no different with senior captain Susan Stuecheli returning to head Penn’s middle.
Finishing 13-12 overall and fourth in the Ivy League, there were definite improvements over the 5th place finish in 2011 for Penn volleyball, but there’s a sense that something was left on the table.
Schools from near and far have sent their absolute best to compete at the Penn Relays. Here are a few teams to keep an eye on.
Joining the top ranks of the men’s 800-meter run at Penn is no easy feat to accomplish. But two weeks ago at George Mason Invitational, that’s exactly what sophomore Mato Bekelja did.
Both the men and women’s teams had impressive performances the last weekend before Penn Relays, rewriting the school’s history book in the process.
The Quakers will head to Virginia on Saturday to compete in the George Mason Invitational.
In the first track and field meet of the outdoor season, the Quakers came out strong, including freshman Sam Mattis, who on his first ever collegiate attempt broke Penn’s 19-year-old discus throw record.
The Quakers will have the Ivy title race with undefeated Princeton in mind when they tip off against Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
With 16-24 inches of snow estimated to hit the Northeast this weekend, the Quakers will be nice and comfy inside of New York’s historic Armory, as they compete in the Rider/Lafayette Invitational on Friday.
With a 7-7 record in non-conference games, the Quakers have played neither exceedingly well nor poorly. This weekend, the team hopes all of that will change.
With its most recent performance over the weekend, Penn track has achieved top-two finishes in three consecutive meets, with victories coming in its last two events.
With Penn heading to Lehigh Saturday for the second time in six weeks, they hope to build on what has been a solid season thus far.
Starting off 2013 with their first home games since December 3rd, the Red and Blue have fallen back to earth somewhat, beating Morgan State (4-10), 79-73, on Tuesday, after falling to St. Joseph’s (9-5) on Saturday, 66-53.
Wednesday’s matchup against St. Francis (NY) in Brooklyn will be the women’s third road game of the season, and the first of five games in a row away from home.