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.
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.