But that’s not what we get in the Ivy League. Instead, we get a more natural conclusion: two teams giving a game their all, a smattering of onlookers highly invested in the result, and an outcome no one wanted – symmetrical, deserved, but at first unsatisfying – because nature doesn’t wait for perfect endings.
The Quakers scored the final five goals of regulation, only to walk away empty-handed in a 12-11 double-overtime loss.
Against tough competition from across the nation at both events, the Quakers held their own and set five new school records over the weekend, as well as totaling 16 new top-10 marks in individual events.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
This weekend, senior guards Caleb Wood and Darnell Foreman, joined by Ivy League rivals Dartmouth guard Miles Wright and Princeton guard Amir Bell, competed in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship.
Penn baseball’s series against Dartmouth had a little bit of everything. The Red and Blue went 1-1-1 versus the Big Green, losing the lone Saturday matchup 5-4, winning Sunday’s first game 8-7, and tying 4-4 in the finale.
Now, it's time for a more holistic understanding of all the high-level athletic events at track meets.
After a historic winter indoor season, Penn men’s and women’s track will look to carry the success over to the outdoor season this spring. With the women coming in first for the first time since 1996 at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships, and the men’s second place finish marking their best since 2002 at the Heps, the team’s goals this season are set higher than ever.
Still only a sophomore, Clarke owns the best indoor pole vault in Penn history (5.30 meters) and the second best outdoor pole vault in Penn history (5.35 m).
The men's team is red hot right now, winning its fifth straight match and ninth straight home match in a row. The Quakers soared to victory, crushing Ivy-League rival Princeton 6-1 at home. On the women's side, Penn struggled, falling to the Tigers on the road 2-5.
10 months after Yale ended the Quakers’ season in a four-overtime Ivy League semifinal match for the ages, the Red and Blue couldn’t get their payback in the teams’ first matchup since. Victimized by a 5-0 run spanning the first and second quarters, the Quakers could never claw back in a 12-6 loss in New Haven.
The sun is out and spring has begun, so that can only mean one thing: rowing is back.
With the tennis season in full swing, the Penn men’s team is peaking at the right time.
This weekend, that means a matchup with No. 11 Northwestern on Sunday. The game will feature one of the nation's top offenses against one of the best defenses.
This season, the NCAA is instituting a few new, important rule changes that look to increase the pace of the game and improve player safety.
On Saturday, the Quakers venture up to New Haven to face No. 4 Yale in a rematch of last years epic quadruple overtime Ivy League tournament semifinal.
A year ago, the Quakers bowed out of the postseason in a Round of 32 upset loss to Navy, marking the first season since 2013 that the dynasty didn’t win at least one NCAA Tournament game.
After winning last year's Ivy title, fans can expect more of the same from Penn women's lacrosse this season as the Red and Blue are returning their top six scorers from last season.
It wasn’t until after the Quakers’ third game of the season against Rutgers that coach Karin Corbett designated Mikaila Cheeseman as the regular starter — and it's been all uphill from there for the budding sophomore star.
In a 10-inning, two-day thriller, the Red and Blue came up short of advancing to the tournament semifinals, falling victim to a three-run 10th-inning home run by Hawks freshman Cole Stetzar in a 7-4 loss.