Penn swimming ended the year diving into its best Ivy performance in recent memory. At the Ivy League Championships in Providence, the men’s team finished third, placing behind Harvard and Princeton
With a score of 190.15, the Quakers finished behind host Brown and Yale, but managed to edge out Cornell. After struggling to do so all season, the Red and Blue managed to top 190 for the third straight meet.
I’d like to imagine a world where Penn coach Jerome Allen and Harvard coach Tommy Amaker switched jobs for the past two weeks, and then faced each other yesterday.
Talent wise, Harvard and Penn aren’t so different - the Crimson have the edge, but not one that explains 20 and 30-point wins.
Penn gymnastics celebrated Valentine’s Day with a little heart both on and off the mat.
On Sunday afternoon at Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Quakers scored a season-high 190.850 en route to a second-place finish in the “Think Pink” meet.
The Quakers pulled out the ‘W’ against 1-18 Cornell. But if they don’t shore up their defense, they’ll be seeing red for the rest of the season.
Coming off an underwhelming performance in a loss to Yale last weekend, the Quakers will look to rebound this Saturday at the Ken Anderson Invitational hosted by Temple. The five-team invitational will feature Penn, Temple, Cornell, Ursinus and West Chester.
On Saturday, Penn fell to Illinois State, 190.4 – 187.9, in their first non-exhibition meet in the renovated Hutchinson Gymnasium.
On a snowy Thursday evening, Penn dropped its sixth straight game, falling to George Mason at the Patriot Center, 80-77, after Tony Hicks couldn’t connect on a game-tying three-pointer.
Coach John Ceralde’s freshmen are joining a squad with high expectations following a season in which the team won the Ivy Classic and the ECAC Championship.
Al Bagnoli stubbornly ran the ball over and over again in the first half against Cornell at a rate of less than 1.3 yards per carry, but it paid off in the end. The lesson? Trust Al Bagnoli.
Penn football earned its third outright Ivy League championship in four years Saturday afternoon with a 35-28 win over Cornell.
On Saturday, Penn men’s soccer picked up its first Ivy win of the year, defeating Harvard at Rhodes Field, 3-1. In doing so, the Quakers (3-13, 1-6 Ivy) avoided finishing in the cellar of the Ivy League, a status they relegated to the Crimson (3-11-3, 0-6-1) instead.
On Saturday morning, the Quakers fell to No. 2 Princeton in New Jersey, 7-0, as the Tigers completed a perfect Ivy record and earned another conference championship. But Penn (9-8, 3-4) had already clinched its first winning record since 2006 and most Ivy victories since ‘08.
The nationally ranked Bears (12-1-2, 4-0-1 Ivy) got off to a quick start when they found the back of the net under four minutes into the match on a one-timer to the upper left corner off a deflection.
At 7:30 p.m. on Homecoming evening, the Quakers will face off against first-place Brown at Rhodes Field.
On Friday, Penn field hockey fell to Columbia at Franklin Field, 3-2, in double overtime.
Christian Barreiro, the former two-time All-Ivy striker/midfielder for Penn soccer, just finished the season with his new team, the Puerto Rico Islanders.
The Red and Blue are coming off a two-game road swing and hoping home-field advantage will help set them straight after dropping two consecutive games. They are currently 3-1 on their home turf.
Saturday afternoon, the Penn field hockey team fell at Dartmouth, 2-0, snapping its two-game winning streak.
The Penn men’s soccer team fell to its 33rd Street rivals at Vidas Field, 2-1, on a late goal.
In the 10th minute, Drexel crossed what should have been a harmless grounder into the box, but no one picked it up until the Dragons’ Nathan Page found it near the penalty spot and drove it into the top left corner.