Sandwiched between two of its biggest games of the season, the Penn women’s field hockey team takes a break from its Ivy League slate on Wednesday to take on Philadelphia rival Villanova at Ellen Vagelos Field.
After a full regulation and two overtimes of scoreless play, senior Julie Tahan scored the deciding goal on Penn’s final shootout opportunity to give the Quakers a 1-0 win over Yale (6-8, 2-3 Ivy), and keep Ivy League hopes alive for the Red and Blue (11-3, 4-1).
While the Elis (6-7, 2-2 Ivy) have been in the middle of the pack, Penn (10-3, 3-1) has already surpassed its win total from last season.
After losing a 3-2 overtime thriller to Columbia last season, the Quakers suffered a very similar result on Friday in New York, falling to the Lions 4-3 in overtime.
The Red and Blue travel to New York to take on Columbia, a team that was just blown out 6-0 by Albany. The Lions (5-7, 1-2 Ivy) are among six teams in the conference with a 1-2 record, with the lone exceptions being the undefeated Quakers (9-2, 3-0 Ivy) and the Tigers.
Five different Quakers scored as Penn (9-2, 3-0 Ivy) beat UMass-Lowell (1-13), 5-0, on Sunday afternoon.
For the second time in just four days, it took an overtime game-winning goal from junior Emily Corcoran to give Penn a ‘W,’ this time at Rider, 4-3.
Emily Corcoran, the team’s second-leading scorer split two defenders at the top of the circle, put a spin move on another and fired a low, net-seeking shot to give the Quakers (7-2, 3-0 Ivy) their best start in Ivy play since 1995.
After the Quakers were shut out for the first time all year, falling to Lafayette, 4-0, coach Colleen Fink held her team for 20 minutes.
Jasmine Cole and Elise Tilton are just freshmen, but they’re playing like they’ve been at this for a while.
Even away from Ellen Vagelos field, Penn field hockey keeps adding on to its string of success, beating Harvard, 1-0.
The Quakers now enjoy a three-game winning streak after a 3-2 victory over La Salle.
The Quakers couldn’t have come out of the afternoon looking much better in their inaugural match at the new Vagelos Field, notching a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Big Red.
For Penn field hockey’s Helene Caniglia, going home and visiting the family doesn’t necessarily mean a break from athletics. The current junior midfield has four siblings, all of whom played or currently plays a sport in college.
In their second game of the season on Friday, Penn delivered a forceful offensive performance against Saint Joseph’s. The impressive 5-2 victory was highlighted by a hat trick from speedy freshman Jasmine Cole. But on Sunday, the Red and Blue couldn’t get off to the same hot start, losing 2-1 to Bucknell
Penn’s emerging freshman attack Jasmine Cole put up a hat trick to lead the Quakers to a 5-2 victory on the road against city rival St. Joseph’s.
With a game Friday at winless St. Joseph’s (0-4) and a Sunday matchup at .500 Bucknell (2-0), this weekend represents an opportunity for the Quakers to head into the Ivy League season with a winning record, potentially even an undefeated one.
Sophomore Elizabeth Hitti has always loved hockey, but it hasn’t always been the kind played on turf.
Coming off of a 9-8 campaign from a year ago, the Penn women’s field hockey team showed numerous characteristics of a team that has what it takes to win in its thrilling 5-4 victory over Lehigh in its 2013 season opener.
With committed players and a talented coach like Fink, anything is possible for this year’s Quakers.
The first field hockey-only field in Penn history will be complete with AstroTurf and ready for the Quakers this fall.
After years of being pushed aside by Penn, the field hockey program is finally getting a home of its own.
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.
Penn (9-7, 3-3 Ivy) will travel to No. 2 Princeton (15-1, 6-0) to face its old rival in their classic season finale matchup.
Saturday, Penn field hockey will face a Princeton squad which has been bolstered by the return of senior Katie Reinprecht, who took last year off to represent Team USA in the Olympics.
The Quakers’ seniors closed Franklin Field in style with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over Brown on Sunday.
This homecoming weekend, the Quakers will pay tribute to former captain Kate Gray, who is undergoing her final round of chemotherapy to treat chondroblastic osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
The Quakers (8-7, 2-3 Ivy) snapped a six-game losing streak to the Wildcats (6-12) and an eight-game losing streak at Villanova. Before Wednesday, the Red and Blue’s last victory at Villanova came in 1994. But the Quakers weren’t worried about history.
Penn responded to an early deficit and pulled out a 3-2 win on the road at Yale. The Quakers finished their Connecticut trip the next day, falling 4-2 to Fairfield.
Only one win that separates this season’s Penn field hockey team from tying its overall win record from the past two seasons combined.
In the best season of her collegiate career, senior Kyle deSandes-Moyer is finally seeing her years of hard work pay off.
On Friday, Penn field hockey fell to Columbia at Franklin Field, 3-2, in double overtime.
Although the Red and Blue have won seven of the last 10 against the Lions, they lost last year on the road by a score of 5-1.
Field hockey sophomore Emily Corcoran netted her first goal of the season and Penn’s final score of Sunday’s game as the Quakers beat Radford, 4-0.
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.
Penn held tight to Lafayette throughout the first half, with the Leopards carrying a 2-1 lead into halftime. Ultimately though, Lafayette pulled away from the Quakers during a five-minute span early in the second.
Hasson and Hitti form the core of a Penn offense that has, despite a recent setback at Dartmouth, been productive this season, scoring four or more goals in each of the team’s five victories.
Saturday afternoon, the Penn field hockey team fell at Dartmouth, 2-0, snapping its two-game winning streak.
First-year starting goalie Carly Sokach will put her instincts to the test Saturday when the Quakers (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) visit Dartmouth (4-4, 1-1) for one of their toughest challenges of the season.
Colleen Fink was brought in to be the head coach in 2010 after a successful venture at nearby Haverford College. There, she took the Fords from 10th place to fifth in the Division III Centennial Conference — propelling the program from irrelevance to the playoffs.
Plans are in motion to create an AstroTurf field for Penn’s field hockey program, to be located just south of Rhodes Field.
Penn goalkeeper Carly Sokach saved a penalty stroke with 12 minutes left against Harvard Saturday, and the Quakers ultimately prevailed for their first Ivy win of the year.
The Crimson, who will take on the Quakers at Franklin Field on Saturday morning, have scored just three goals in five games so far this season.
The Big Red couldn’t give the game away, though, because the Quakers wouldn’t take it. A night after Princeton came into Newman Arena and blew out Cornell by 40 points, Penn won by just four, seeing every mistake the Big Red made and raising it another.
Going up against the worst team in the Ivy League, Penn held on thanks to Dau Jok's 21 points, defeating Cornell, 69-65.
There are a lot of bad teams in college basketball, but Penn is not just bad. The Quakers are an undisciplined, insubordinate squad.
The loss marks the Quakers’ third straight and the seventh loss of the season by 17 points or more
Columbia and Penn basketball are both changing the status quo in the Ivy League, but in very different ways.
Night? Over. The Ivy League title race? Eliminated from contention. Nothing
left to play for? Not quite.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers for their reactions to the state of Penn basketball.
Allen Iverson and Jerome Allen shared an NBA court once. Both had similar dreams, but only one is still being lived.
No more chances for this class of Quakers to rejuvenate the Red and Blue faithful at the Palestra. No more opportunities to get fans believing instead of grieving at the Cathedral again.
Despite a spirited effort to kick off Saturday night's game, Penn simply could not stop Sears or any other part of the Bulldogs balanced attack.
The bad, the ugly and what little good there was from Penn basketball's matchup with Brown
In a game where Penn missed 11 foul shots, the Quakers performance was nothing but laughable.
Penn could not overcome another barrage of turnovers and poor free throw shooting.
With their postseason hopes all but gone, the Quakers will host Brown and Yale this weekend, hoping to pick up a sweep in the final Palestra home games for Miles Jackson-Cartwright, Fran Dougherty, Dau Jok, Steve Rennard and Cameron Gunter .
Thanks to Cotton’s tremendous growth on the basketball court, the Bulldogs are in position to earn a postseason appearance for only the second time since the 2002 team earned a trip to the NIT after finishing second in a three-team playoff.
And while Penn still took care of the Big Green on Saturday,
Friday night was a clear display of a new hierarchy in the Ivy League: Harvard ...
and everyone else.
With Yale faltering at Columbia, the Crimson gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton.
Over the course of the Quakers Ivy League slate, it's become evident that Penn seems to be the athletic embodiment of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
It was the game Henry Brooks was always meant to have. All of the Penn junior forward’s best attributes were on display. The active hands. The deft touch inside. And most of all, the nasty attitude on defense.
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 women’s basketball went up to Cambridge, Mass. on Friday night and beat Harvard, 63-50. It was the first time Penn (17-5, 7-1 Ivy) beat the Crimson (17-6, 7-2) on the road in 10 years and paved the way for a first-place tie between Penn and Princeton, who faces Harvard on Saturday.
Harvard guard Siyani Chambers' passing display left the Quakers flat-footed and ultimately defeated.
Following two grueling defeats at the hands of Yale and Brown last weekend, the Red and Blue return home for another Ivy doubleheader, this time against Harvard and Dartmouth.
Seven years ago, Harvard basketball was little more than an idea. And seven years later, the results are undeniable: five straight 20-win seasons, three straight Ivy League titles and the first NCAA tournament victory in program history.
On Thursday, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association honored Jok with its Most Courageous Award.
Penn basketball already has four commitments in the class of
2018, but coach Jerome Allen in his staff are also working on the class of
2019, offering guard Isaiah Still of Union Catholic (N.J.).
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Penn basketball’s descent into the surreal began before the team even stepped foot into Brown’s Pizzitola Sports Center.In a sign of things to come, the team’s bus ground to a halt on Main street, unable to continue in the swirling snow.
In a game that was close from the beginning, the Bears found a way to light a fire in snowy Providence and down the Quakers, 62-55.
Penn basketball is like a bad significant other. You take them out to dinner at a fancy Italian place and at the very least expect them to show up and act presentable the entire time.
Though the Bulldogs left the door open early for the Quakers to pick up an upset win and get back in the Ivy race, the Red and Blue decided to throw it away, committing foolish turnovers and costly fouls ad nauseam.
For Penn basketball, it seems
that for every step forward, there is a subsequent step back. And after beating Cornell and
Columbia last weekend to stay in the Ivy chase, Penn’s new step backward came
in the form of yet another injury.
A new string of
injuries. An extra night in Connecticut. Practicing in an opponent's gym. Throughout this season
of inconsistency, nothing seems to be out of the ordinary for the Red and Blue.
Over winter break, 6-foot-11 forward Ryan Singer committed to Penn basketball and joined its class of 2018. Here is an exclusive interview with the future member of the Red and Blue.
Penn senior guard Dau Jok is already well known in the Penn
community for his compassion and good works off the court.Now, he’s receiving national recognition for it.
Bulldogs the new bullies on the Ivy League block?
With offers from Stanford and Virginia Tech on the table, Howard
ultimately chose to play for Penn, providing coach Jerome Allen with a
player boasting an incredible basketball IQ.
This is the time of year when you suspend all the cynicism. Penn basketball takes on Yale on Friday, a matchup of young squads trying to keep the illusion of relevance up for yet another week. Each team wants a chance at turning a fling into something real.
It doesn’t matter that Penn basketball swept Cornell and Columbia this weekend. Not yet anyway.
Penn beats Columbia for an Ivy sweep, Harvard loses to Yale and all of a sudden, the Quakers have a pulse in the Ivy League. Here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Quakers’ win over the Lions.
The Red and Blue reversed the results from last weekend two losses, pulling off a sweep that culminated in a Fran Dougherty-fueled win over Columbia on Saturday night.
Penn was able to hold on for a 90-83 victory in what was an absolute must-win game against the lowly Cornell Big Red. To examine further, here’s the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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.
With its back up against the wall, Penn basketball responded against floundering Cornell by putting on a dazzling first-half offensive display and hanging on late to beat the Big Red, 90-83.
Penn is a desperate, beaten team. It’s the 12th round, and one more punch is going to knock the Red and Blue out for good.
If Smith can keep finding ways to get the most out of his recruits while the Quakers stay mired in mediocrity as they have been for the past seven seasons, the perceived gap between the two schools will continue to shrink.
Columbia now stands in a very different place. Currently, they sit in the middle of the pack even after losing twice this past weekend.
Either Allen finally unlocks the code to this team that he’s put together, or it won’t be his team for much longer.
Despite the fact that Penn men’s hoops hasn’t lived up to expectations in 2013-14, we can reflect on a squad that raised itself to great heights in 2005.
The choice is clear: Penn basketball can transform itself in the dwindling time it has left this season or it can stay lifeless and numb. Either way, a change must come.
Spoiler: There is no good to be taken away from this rout.
It’s not often that high school teammates compete for the same team in college. But Wendy Zhao and Luona Wang, two members of the Penn women’s fencing team, are doing just that.
In a state-of-the-art fencing center sporting electronic target simulators and championship banners, the Penn fencing team meticulously prepares for an upcoming tournament.
For Penn fencing, this weekend is all about Ivy, as the Quakers head to Brown to compete in the Ivy League Championships.
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
The men’s side had a strong weekend, going 5-0, while the women’s side fell vs. Northwestern and Temple yet still finished with a respectable 3-2.
Coming off a successful showing two weeks ago at the Penn State Invitational, both Penn’s men’s and women’s fencing squads look to continue to harness that momentum at the Philadelphia Invitational.
At the culmination of a spectacular season in which the junior recorded just five losses, Mills emerged the best sabre fencer in American collegiate fencing.
This year, Penn will send nine fencers – six men and three women – to the NCAA Fencing Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, which will be broadcast on ESPN3.
This week, an announcement of which Penn fencers have qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships will be made. The announcement follows the NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional, which took place Saturday at Lafayette College.
Since the team considers the Round-Robin its most important tournament of the season, there may never be a better time for Penn to have the kind of momentum it has right now.
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
Saturday morning, the No. 8 Penn men’s fencing team defeated No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 St. John’s at the Temple Invitational before hitting the road with the No. 10 women’s fencing team for the third U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships hosted by Ohio State on Sunday.
This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
David Xu has taken up the sport of wheelchair fencing under Penn assistant coach Mickey Zeljkovic and is already considering competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Both the men’s and women’s squads swept the competition of Stevens Tech, MIT, Boston College and Brandeis.
Midway through the season, Penn men’s and women’s fencing seemed to have defined their statuses at the Philadelphia Invitational, held at Temple Saturday, as they went 6-0 and 4-2 on the day, respectively.
Sophomore year in high school, Mills began traveling 45 minutes into Manhattan in order to practice inside the biggest club in the city – the Fencers Club – with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit which mostly works with inner city youth.
Despite losing to the Nittany Lions, both the men and women were able to register victories over fellow guests Duke, Haverford and North Carolina in their first action of the semester.
The Invitational promises tough competition for fencing as the Quakers take on a handful of teams — in addition to powerhouse Penn State — in the first in a long string of dual meets.
The region is the lifeblood of both Penn fencing and the school’s student body, as fencing has historically been most popular in the Northeast.
Penn women’s fencing consists only of 14 members, four on the foil squad. With the top three competing in team competitions, every person really matters.
The men finished their day in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., undefeated, easily beating North Carolina, Vassar, Sacred Heart and NYU. The women’s sabre team lost to Temple, 5-4, while the epee team beat the Owls, 5-4.
Penn hopes to have a strong start in its first regular season tournament as they travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the Vassar Invitational.
As one of just three seniors on the squad, captain Evan Prochniak has stepped up to assume a leadership role on the men’s fencing team.
The University is currently renovating the nearly century-old Hutchinson Gym, long-time home of practice facilities for the gymnastics, fencing, rowing and wrestling teams.
Penn’s sophomore sabre, who finished 16th at last weekend’s NCAA Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, was introduced to the sport by his father, Robert, an All-Ivy fencer at Columbia.
In her debut appearance at the NCAA Championships, freshman Lunoa Wang became Penn’s first women’s fencer to appear in a championship bout since Jane Hall in 1986.
Though seniors Zane Grodman and Vidur Kapur did not win an Ivy title this year — nor any in coach Andy Ma’s three-year tenure — they helped the team come together during a tumultuous period, leaving Ma in excellent position for future seasons.
Men’s and women’s fencing teams took on a draining NCAA Regional Tournament Saturday, but came out with 10 fencers headed to the NCAA Championships.
This year, only the men repeated their success, securing the number one spot, while the women came in fourth out of the 18 competing teams.
Come Sunday, both the men’s and women’s squads will wipe away any memories of the Ivy Championships and begin preparations for the NCAA Championships with a trip to New York for the U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships.
Dave Micahnik had an effect on Penn fencing: 722 career wins, 22 Ivy titles. Both his 1981 men’s team and his 1986 women’s team won the national championship.
After suffering a boxing injury while in the Navy, Randy LaMaster turned to fencing as an alternative combat sport. What started as a hobby soon became a career for the current assistant coach of Penn’s fencing team.
Five-time Serbian national fencing champion Mickey Zeljkovic was introduced to the wheelchair version of his sport as a coach in his home country and it has become his passion.
The men’s squad entered the tournament as a favorite, but lost to the Crimson in their first match Saturday, 14-13, ending their chance at an undefeated season. The women fell to a similar fate.
Undefeated and the only team to knock off No. 1 Penn State, the Penn men’s fencing team will enter this weekend’s Ivy League tournament confident but cautious.
One week after Penn men’s fencing pulled a surprise upset over No. 1 Penn State, the team returned to action on Saturday at the Eric Sollee Invitational.
As opposed to the Penn State Invitational, where the Quakers squared off against three top-10 teams, none of the five teams they will be facing at the Eric Sollee Invitational — Brandeis, MIT, NYU, Boston College or Brown — are currently ranked.
Despite Penn’s long and distinguished sports history, few of its teams have claimed an NCAA championship trophy of its own.
After two months without a tournament, the men’s and women’s fencing teams bounced back into form as they competed in the Philadelphia Invitational held at Hutchinson Gym.
Freshman Luona Wang and Wendy Zhao attended Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama and have fenced together for ten years.
Historically, reaching the round of 16 at the Penn State Open, has been a strong predictor of qualification for the NCAA Championships.
Penn fencing has an advantage that no other varsity team at the school can boast — the men and women go head to head in practice.
Though Penn failed to capture the 2011 Ivy League title, there is still a chance for the fencers to win a different crown.
The men defeated Brown, Columbia and Princeton, but notched third place overall with a 3-2 record in the Ivy tournament. The women went 3-3, taking fourth.
Having competed against some of the most talented fencers in the world, the Quakers hope to find success in the upcoming MIT Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday.
In its only appearance at Hutchinson Gymnasium this season, the men’s fencing squad had no trouble handling the six visitors at the Philadelphia Invitational on Saturday, going 6-0.
The Quakers will host the Philadelphia Invitational Saturday for their first official tournament of the season.
Both fencing teams met with relative success in State College, Pa., with three Penn men earning top-seven finishes and five members of the women’s team placing in the top 20 in their respective weapons.
Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams look to bond more as a team and hope it brings success on the mat.
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.
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
When Penn gymnastics takes to the mats this weekend, it will be
for more than just numbers on a page. This Sunday’s meet against West Chester and Rutgers is the
annual Think Pink weekend.
The Red and Blue fought for every tenth to pull it together and, for the first time this season, surpass the 190 mark placing second behind Temple with 190.550.
Despite their lack of immediate success, the Red and Blue still have much of the season left to turn it around. And that turning point might just be Saturday.
With part of the season already underway, the Penn gymnastics team is seeing the impact of its new facility, the Nalitt Family Gymnastics Center.
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.
What started out as a possible turning point for the Red and Blue ended up with the Quakers posting their lowest score of the season thus far against Yale.
After a disappointing loss to Illinois State last weekend, Penn gymnastics is back on the road, this time for its first Ivy League matchup of the season.
On Saturday, Penn fell to Illinois State, 190.4 – 187.9, in their first non-exhibition meet in the renovated Hutchinson Gymnasium.
On Saturday, Illinois State comes to Penn, not only for the Quakers first home meet of the 2013-14 season, but also for the debut of new equipment.
Penn and Temple had the opportunity to show off their skills in a low-pressure environment in front of a home crowd.
On Friday, the Penn and Temple gymnastics teams will put on an exhibition, the first in the brand new Nalitt Family Center. And both squads couldn’t be more excited to show it off.
With their second highest score of the season (193.725), the Quakers eked by Cornell (193.250) to clinch their second ECAC title in a row.
This weekend, the Penn gymnastics team will be feeling the pressure. But for the defending ECAC champions, that comes with the territory. The Quakers will be heading up to Cornell hoping to win their second consecutive conference crown.
Even with a solid score of 191.525 in this weekend’s matchup against North Carolina, the meet did not end in the Quakers’ favor.
It’s no secret in the gymnastics community that a female competitor usually peaks around the age of 16, long before one enters college.
The Quakers started off their spring break strong, defeating Ursinus 189.425 to 185.375.
The Penn women’s gymnastics team was unable to hold onto its crown as the two-time defending Ivy League champions.
Looking for their third Ancient Eight title in as many years, Penn gymnastics will square off against Brown, Yale and Cornell on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Against Bridgeport and former Olympian Monica Mesalles Sallare, Penn narrowly fell 195.325-193.975 at the Palestra despite posting its fourth-highest overall score in program history.
In the Quakers’ only meet at the Palestra all season, against Bridgeport, it is the Red and Blue’s most–and least–experienced members that merit watching.
On Saturday, the Quakers will travel to neighboring West Chester for their second dual meet of the season after beating Yale back on Jan. 27.
The Quakers came in second with a 189.575, beating the Centenary score of 187.550, but falling to host Ball State, which came out with a 193.800.
The Red and Blue beat their team score from last weekend and achieved a new season high of 191.525. With only one fall on the balance beam, the women are becoming stronger and more consistent.
Engaged in a four-way battle royal with Rutgers, Bridgeport and Ursinus, the Quakers came away from New Jersey with a final score of 190.525, good for third place.
Penn gymnastics will face off against Rutgers, Bridgeport and Ursinus in New Brunswick, N.J., on Saturday at 1 p.m.
After finishing third last year with an overall score of 189.025, Penn finished 4th this year at the Lindsey Ferries Invitational, despite a final score of 189.575, their highest to date at the annual competition.
The Quakers showed off their depth in what amounted to a season preview for the Ivy League Champs in the Red vs. Blue Intrasquad Meet.
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.
They came into the meet as the third seed, and lived up to expectations, finishing behind the University of Bridgeport and Texas Women’s University (TWU), while beating out five other squads.
This should be considered one of Penn gymnastics’ best-ever seasons, but if the last word is the most memorable, the Quakers need a strong final performance to cement their successful year.
On Saturday afternoon, gymnasts Dana Bonincontri and Kirsten Strausbaugh competed in NCAA Regionals at North Carolina State and although they turned in career-best performances, neither will advance to the NCAA Championships.
Penn gymnastics won its first ECAC title since 2004 at the Palestra Saturday, beating Towson in the teams’ third meeting of the season.
While the Red and Blue would like to bring home their first win at the meet since 2004, they’ll have to go through a Towson squad that has outperformed them on two separate occasions this year.
The Quakers’ final score of 191.550 put them just a point shy of the second place finisher, George Washington, while host Towson was well ahead of the field with 194.800.
The Red and Blue finished with a score of 191.650, a total that is just a point less than their Ivy Classic-winning score from February 26. Bridgeport, a program ranked second among Division II teams, took second place in the tri-meet with a total score of 192.950, and host team Maryland was well ahead with 195.075.
Gymnastics team repeated as Ivy Champs to win Penn’s first Ivy title of the 2011-2012 school year.
On Saturday afternoon at the Shelli Calloway Memorial Towson Invitational in Maryland, the Quakers finished second at a four-team meet, scoring a 192.1, their second highest score of the season.
Penn will compete at the Towson Invitational against Ivy rival Cornell, Ursinis and host Towson, which takes place in Towson, Md.
The Quakers are off to their best start in eight years without their best gymnast at full strength.
A first-year environmental studies major, Allan has launched an eco-blog, a website on sustainability and most recently, a social media consulting firm for environmental non-profit organizations.
The Quakers had their best performance since 2008 on the way to beating Rutgers.
The Penn gymnastics team is starting its season on a high note, finishing third at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Nastia Liukin's road to the podium was not easy, a story she told before a group of about 50 at Bodek Lounge Wednesday night.
Despite a career night for sophomore Dana Bonincontri, she fell just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships at the Ann Arbor Regional on Saturday night.
After winning the all-around at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Saturday, Penn sophomore Dana Bonincontri was named ECAC gymnastics Athlete of the Year.
Sophomore Kirsten Strausbaugh and the Penn gymnastics team have finally reclaimed the Ivy Leage titles.
As a young child watching the Olympics, sophomore Dana Bonincontri knew right away gymnastics was the sport for her.
The Red and Blue cruised past Ursinus, West Chester and Wilson in the home quad-meet with a score of 187.925 — five points more than any opponent.
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The Red and Blue (21-6, 11-2 Ivy) have gone full-circle in the past two months since that loss, winning 13 of their last 14 games going into Tuesday’s Ivy title matchup at Jadwin Gym with Princeton
For the first time in program history, Penn women’s basketball is postseason-bound for the second consecutive year.
Columbia was just the next victim of a ferocious Penn women’s basketball team overflowing with energy in its last home stand of the season.
On Friday and Saturday, the Red and Blue (19-6, 9-2 Ivy) will host Columbia and Cornell, the latter of which will be Senior Night, before finishing their regular season against the Tigers (18-7, 9-2) on Tuesday night.
The Penn women’s basketball program has come a long way and we could not have done it without you. As coach McLaughlin’s first recruiting class, we have witnessed and been a part of the continued success.
All it takes is one week to change everything for Penn women's basketball.
Thanks to the two wins and some help, Penn finds itself back in a tie for first place after Brown defeated Princeton on Saturday night.
Easily rebounding from Saturday’s loss to Dartmouth, the Red and Blue overcame a slow start thanks to the post play of junior forward Kara Bonenberger, beating the Bears, 70-54.
The Red and Blue have had to change things up this week
after the Big Green clogged the lanes to shut down Penn’s
inside game last weekend.
Day, who was announced as the newest assistant for Penn women’s
basketball in September, has brought a wealth of knowledge and helped
push the team to another level.
After a deflating loss to the last-place team in the conference the night after claiming the top spot, most teams would struggle to rebound. But this Penn team is not most teams.
The Quakers began the weekend with a big victory on Friday at Harvard, 63-50, before last-place Dartmouth upset the Red and Blue on Saturday night, 53-50.
In a major upset, one that ended in heartbreaking fashion, the Quakers fell to the Big Green, 53-50.
Penn women’s basketball heads up to Cambridge on Friday for
a battle with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League, followed by a date
with last-place Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
With seven games gone and seven games left in Ivy League play, Penn women's
basketball team is halfway home to its ultimate goal.
Saturday night against Brown, with Penn methodically picking apart the Bears in the first half, the Quakers let the box score do all the talking.
In a game that was over well before halftime, the Quakers dismantled Brown, leading by as many as 37 points before beating the Bears, 78-51
Freshman center Sydney Stipanovich put in another banner effort, breaking Penn’s program record for blocks in a season thanks to her eight blocks, giving her 77 blocks already on the year while helping Penn to victory
One year later, mother nature still loves wreaking havoc in
the days leading up to a game between Penn and Yale. Luckily, both teams will avoid off-court drama, and the weather shouldn’t dampen the narrative and importance of Friday’s game.
Coming off of a sweep in its first Ivy doubleheader of the season, Penn replicated that performance over the weekend with tough victories over Cornell and Columbia.
Coming off of last weekend’s dominant wins over Dartmouth and Harvard, Penn (12-5, 2-1 Ivy) is looking to continue its hot streak this weekend as it travels to face Cornell (11-7, 3-1) and Columbia (4-14, 1-3).
Most of all, the freshman center has been a revelation for the Penn women’s basketball team as she has emerged as a star upon which the Quakers can rely.
Kara Bonenberger’s tenacity and physical style is only contrasted by her quiet, focused demeanor when leading her teammates.
The Red and Blue swept the first Ivy doubleheader of the season in impressive fashion, defeating Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday.
After demolishing Dartmouth on Friday, the Quakers fought through a tough offensive start to soundly defeat Ivy-rival Harvard, 67-38.
The Quakers rarely trailed as they blew out the Dartmouth Big Green at the Palestra, 71-53, in the first game of their first Ivy Weekend of the season.
For the Red and Blue, it’s been a much-needed time of rest this week since their demolition of NJIT last weekend. Now it’s time for the team to show the Ivy League how its been hardened by a tough nonconference slate.
For the first time, Penn women’s basketball will donate a month of the proceeds from its Charge for a Cure program to help benefit the Dut Jok Youth Empowerment Foundation, an organization founded by Penn men’s basketball’s Dau Jok.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
Playing in its final nonconference matchup of the 2013-14 season, the Red and Blue (10-5) took care of business on Saturday night, handily defeating the Highlanders, 84-48.
It’s been quite a nonconference ride for Penn women’s basketball. And this weekend, the Quakers will make one final stop on that ride before Ivy League play continues.
With the Penn and Temple tied at 70, with just 40 seconds left, Alyssa Baron did what she does best, converting a three-point play to lead the Quakers to victory.
On Wednesday, the Quakers will look to end their three-game losing streak on the road against city-rival Temple. Penn will be forced to overcome more than just its own mental obstacles to manage a win against the Owls.
Penn women’s basketball has many wondering what’s changed this year.
It all starts with a group of forwards who have anchored an offense much more focused on the inside game than in years past.
Penn lost to a tough St. Joseph’s team on the road, losing for the third straight game. The Quakers lost by eight, 60-52, after Sydney Stipanovich and Kara Bonenberger both fouled out late.
When the Quakers make the short trip to St. Joseph’s on Friday, they will be seeking just their second win in the 38 meetings between the schools.
Alyssa Baron and Sydney Stipanovich’s final shots came up short as the Quakers fell by just one point, losing for just the fourth time all season.
The Tigers came to the Palestra on Saturday and gave the Quakers a rude awakening to begin Ivy season, easily taking down the Red and Blue, 84-53, to snap their eight game winning streak.
Princeton women’s basketball came into the Ivy season as the definitive favorite to win the conference, but a new-look Quakers team seems poised to challenge the Tigers.
Penn women’s basketball traveled to Baltimore, Md. on Wednesday and handily defeated Morgan State, 85-51, pushing their record to 8-2 on the year.
The Quakers arrived early in the morning but came out with energy from the opening tip, easily taking down the Spartans, 79-49, extending their winning streak to seven games.
After blowing a double digit lead in the second half, the Quakers were able to keep their win streak intact, pulling off a 67-66 upset over Miami.
After falling behind by 19 points in the first half, the Quakers fought all the way back to topple Drexel in the final seconds at the Palestra, 46-44.
With both team’s entering the game riding long winning streaks, Penn pulled off a strong 67-57 win over Army, chiefly thanks to a 20-4 run late in the second half.
Penn women’s basketball may enter winter break on a three-game winning streak, but the team will face six new opponents over the holidays.
Playing its second game in three days, Penn women’s basketball put down Bucknell, 69-61, behind a 15-0 run to start the second half.
It was the type of balanced attack coaches dream about, though it didn’t necessarily start that way, as Penn went on to defeat LIU Brooklyn.
The Quakers are fresh off their biggest Big 5 road victory in a long time and now play host to Long Island Brooklyn, a struggling team they blew out of the water, 54-40, last season in New York.
Penn women’s basketball turned in one of its best Big 5 performances in recent memory with a 64-54 win over the Explorers, its first road victory over La Salle in 40 years
After a two-week layoff following a difficult loss to St. Francis, Penn women’s basketball a 76-54 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame (4-0) may serve as a springboard for the rest of the season.
Even without an individual winner at this year’s edition of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Penn wrestling is still feeling pretty good about its performance.
the Red and Blue are not loaded with the firepower of the last several years,
the blue-collar squad should contend seriously at multiple weight classes.
day has finally arrived for Penn wrestling.This
weekend, the Quakers will compete in the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling
Association (EIWA) Championships, at home in the Palestra.
With the most important
challenge of the year looming on the horizon, sometimes all a team needs is a
little morale boost.That’s exactly what Penn
wrestling got this weekend, going on the road to defeat rivals Princeton and
Drexel, 22-9 and 20-10, respectively.
Penn wrestling will finish up
the home stretch of its dual season close to campus this weekend.
It has been a season filled with adjustments, surprises and obstacles for Penn. With everything that has been thrown at them these past three months, the Quakers could have easily fallen apart. But they have repeatedly refused to let their circumstances get the best of them.
Not even Penn wrestling’s own roster can boast too many stories quite like Friedman’s, even if the sophomore pre-med student hasn’t been able to log much mat time this year for the Quakers.
“Overly focused, it’s far from the time to rest now,” the rapper Drake insists on 'Pound Cake', a recent record.The same goes for Penn wrestling, a team that issued a 24-10 pounding of Ivy League foe Columbia at the Palestra on Saturday.
Penn wrestling, the plan is simple as it takes on Yale this weekend and enters the final stretch of the
season: just compete and let the results unfold as they may.
The Quakers won six bouts en route to a comfortable 23-12 win over the Crimson on Friday before the Bears upset them with some late heroics from the following afternoon, 18-16. The loss was the Quakers’ first to Brown in their last 22 meetings.
After falling to Cornell, 32-(-1), in an embarrassing dual at home on Feb. 1, this weekend’s doubleheader will give the Quakers a chance to pick themselves up and reestablish their confidence on the mats.
If this season has taught Penn wrestling anything, it’s that Lorenzo Thomas isn’t like most people in that regard.
Saturday, the No. 4 Big Red returned to the site of their last Ivy loss and dealt the Quakers a smackdown, 32-(-1).
Penn wrestling has a ways to go before they become the premier Ivy League wrestling program, but Saturday marks an opportunity for Penn to make a statement against the No. 4 team in the nation.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
The Quakers dropped their Sunday afternoon match to their EIWA foe, 21-13, at the Palestra despite two seniors returning to the lineup
The Quakers will be looking to extend their Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association success and build their confidence during a crucial time in the season against Army.
Last weekend, No. 8 Nebraska knocked Penn wrestling to the floor in front of a massive crowd in Lincoln. This weekend, the Quakers picked themselves up and walked away victorious two duels.
And luckily for the Quakers, a favorable matchup presents itself for the Red and Blue with Binghamton coming to the Palestra on Friday evening before Penn travels to Bucknell on Sunday afternoon.
After losing their previous two duals, the going didn’t get any easier – or better – for Penn in Lincoln, who fell to eighth ranked Nebraska, 30-9.
It may be a new year, but Penn Wrestling’s performance at the Southern Scuffle was rather familiar as the squad achieved limited success up and down the lineup.
For Penn wrestling, the young season has featured significant turnover, tough matchups and injuries thus far. But while the Quakers (2-2) have not gotten off to an optimal start, that doesn’t mean Penn’s early matches can’t be valuable moving forward.
After losing to Penn in 2012, it was the Mountain Hawks (5-3) who flew out of the gate this time, taking the first five bouts en route to a 21-12 victory at the Palestra.
With an old rival coming to town, a fresh, young Penn wrestling squad will look to make a statement at the Palestra on Sunday.
For the first time in program history, the Quakers competed in the Grapple at the Garden tournament in Madison Square Garden. They pulled off a 29-9 victory over Boston, but fell to Bloomsburg, 21-16.
Penn wrestling earned a hard-fought 19-13 victory in its first dual of the year against a veteran Maryland squad in College Park on Friday night, and the team followed that performance up with a fourth-place effort at the 19th iteration of the Keystone Classic on Sunday at the Palestra.
Penn will take on a tough Maryland team for an early duel on Friday before hosting the 19th annual Keystone Classic on Sunday at the Palestra.
As Penn wrestling enters the 2013 offseason, the Quakers must prepare to lose two of their best senior grapplers: Mark Rappo (125 pounds) and Micah Burak (197).
One year after senior Micah Burak finished seventh at 197 pounds to become Penn’s 26th All-American, the Quakers came back empty-handed from Des Moines, Iowa.
From Thursday to Saturday, the madness takes to the mat at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, where six Penn wrestlers will battle for individual glory at the NCAA Division I Wrestling championships.
And for Penn senior Micah Burak, finally winning an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championship title in the 197-pound weightclass after being a runner-up three times in a row was definitely worth the wait.
The No. 23 Quakers dominated Princeton and Drexel in their final home meets.
The No. 23 Quakers (8-3, 3-1 Ivy) will compete Saturday against Princeton and Sunday against Drexel before moving on to postseason play. The team will celebrate Senior Day versus Princeton.
The No. 23 Quakers (8-3, 3-1 Ivy) came out swinging and eliminated any hope for a Lions (5-7, 1-2 Ivy) comeback, despite some struggles in the middle weights.
Even with the recent news of wrestling’s demise from the 2020 Olympic Games, the Penn wrestling team is pushing on bravely. The No. 23 Quakers travel to New York to face Columbia this weekend.
Wrestling head coach and former Olympian Rob Eiter reacts to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic program starting with the 2020 Games.
The Quakers put on a show Saturday against Ivy League foes Harvard and Brown. The Crimson (4-5, 1-2 Ivy) drove the No. 22 Red and Blue (7-3, 2-1) to the edge in many bouts, but the latter avenged last year’s 23-19 loss by winning eight out of 10 bouts to secure a 24-6 victory at the Palestra.
When Penn wrestling hosts Harvard at the Palestra Saturday, it won’t be an event for culinary enthusiasts. The reason why? Only one dish will be served that day – revenge.
Wrestling is as intense and mentally demanding a sport as there is. It is the ultimate test of strength, flexibility, conditioning and character.
The No. 24 Penn wrestling team suffered their 11th defeat to No. 8 Cornell in a row on Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y., but returned to the Palestra and demonstrated their class with a 23-10 victory over EIWA rival Bucknell.
While the No. 24 Quakers have given up 10 in a row to the No. 8 Big Red, this season might very well be the team’s best shot to put an end to the long losing streak against its archrival.
On Sunday at the Palestra, Iowa State handed Penn its second loss of the season, 25-9.
After sustaining a season-ending LCL strain only eight bouts into a promising college career a season ago, Cobb was in an unfamiliar spot. Undeterred, he launched into preparations for this season with gusto.
One weekend, 20 bouts and 13 victories later, the Quakers made it clear they’re in it for real, winning 24-12 against No. 21 Lehigh and 21-12 against Hofstra.
Penn’s wrestling team is seeking revenge this weekend in a doubleheader against rivals Lehigh and Hofstra in its last chance to make a statement before winter break.
After losing to No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday, coach Rob Eiter made it clear that, at 133 pounds and at heavyweight, the first spot on the team is up for grabs.
Though the Quakers won three early matches, they were ultimately overmatched by a roster that included six wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in their weightclass, as the Cowboys lassoed the Red and Blue, 35-10.
With three wrestlers in the finals, Penn had a chance to make up for a disappointing finish to last weekend’s Binghamton Open. All three title bouts went into overtime.
This year, 14 schools from across the country will make the trip to Philadelphia for one of the nation’s premier tournaments.
Senior Mark Rappo spent the 2011-12 season interning on Wall Street. Now, he returns as Penn’s only grappler at 125 pounds. Ranked No. 13 heading into the season, he will make his comeback Sunday in the Keystone Classic at the Palestra.