Softball

05/05/13 6:22pm

Penn softball downs Dartmouth, takes Ivy championship

The Quakers dispatched Dartmouth in a hard-fought contest that featured clashes in all aspects of the game. With a bit of home-field inspiration and fuel from their deep senior leadership, Penn edged the Big Green in the deciding third game of their series, 3-2.
05/04/13 8:16pm

Penn softball splits pair with Dartmouth, headed for decisive ILCS finale

Penn Park was bursting with excited fans and an electric energy as the Penn softball team took on Dartmouth in the first Ivy League Championship series to ever be played on Penn soil. The Quakers failed to wrap up the title with a sweep, edging the Big Green in the first matchup, 1-0, and losing the second game, 6-2.
04/27/13 11:50pm

Penn softball knocks out Columbia, set to host first ever ILCS

Penn dispatched the Lions, 2-1 and 12-4, respectively, providing an emotionally charged ending to the season for the Quakers (28-17, 16-4 Ivy) and their first home-field advantage in program history.
04/21/13 10:15pm
The Penn softball team, on the path to winning the Ivy League championship, suffered a hiccup in an otherwise stellar season when it blew the second game of a doubleheader against Cornell on Saturday.But The Quakers recovered nicely, winning both games Sunday to finish the weekend with a 3-1 series victory.
04/18/13 8:52pm
This weekend, Penn softball travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on Ivy South rival Cornell in a series that the Quakers hope will help secure their top Ivy ranking.
04/17/13 10:07pm
Penn (21-15) did not score an earned run on the day but took advantage of three critical errors by the Dragons, (12-29) winning 3-2.
04/16/13 9:17pm
Softball isn’t always considered a banner sport, not drawing the massive crowds that football and basketball do perennially. But the Quakers have shown this year that they are no ordinary Ivy team.
04/14/13 8:27pm

Penn softball strengthens first-place position with wins

Penn started the weekend off by splitting games with Princeton — winning, 10-9, and then losing, 5-3 — before sweeping the Jersey rivals the next day, 9-2 and 5-4.
04/11/13 8:26pm

Softball falls to Villanova, 9-0, in midweek clash

After a promising weekend Ivy League sweep, Penn once again struggled in their mid-week clash, as the Quakers committed four errors and only connected for three hits en route to a 9-0 shutout against Villanova.
04/10/13 11:07pm
Armed with hot bats and a well-rounded pitching rotation, the Quakers (17-13, 0-2 Big 5) will take on Villanova (14-20, 2-2) Thursday night at Penn Park.
04/08/13 10:25pm
Penn softball’s Elysse Gorney finds a constant source of inspiration in her late brother, Greg.
04/07/13 8:22pm

Commanding wins during Ivy road trip for Penn softball

Penn (17-13, 7-1 Ivy) swept Yale (7-21, 3-5) courtesy of back-to-back shutouts, 7-0 and 9-0, respectively. Then the Quakers swept Brown (7-16, 1-7) in two more solid performances, 7-1 and 6-4.
04/03/13 8:18pm
After narrowly losing to the Hawks in the first game of a doubleheader, 2-1, the Quakers imploded in the second contest of the day, falling 17-2.
04/01/13 9:51pm

Uneven playing field for Penn softball

Due to Ivy League regulations, until this year Ancient Eight squads have been prohibited from starting their seasons before March 1. Across other conferences, many squads start in the second week of February.
03/31/13 6:26pm
In their opening weekend of conference play, the Quakers (13-11, 3-1 Ivy) swept Harvard for the first time since 2003, defeating the defending-champion Crimson on Friday at Penn Park, 6-3 and 7-2.
03/28/13 8:45pm
Charming their teammates with mischief and athleticism alike, seniors and New York natives Stephanie Caso and Samantha Erosa anchor the Quakers’ defense at shortstop and second base, respectively.
03/24/13 9:31pm

Penn softball completes season sweep over Holy Cross

Sophomore Alexis Borden continued her pitching dominance by throwing a no-hitter until the seventh inning, giving the Quakers a 5-1 victory over Holy Cross in the first game of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
03/21/13 9:14pm

Momentum now on Penn softball's side

After a dismal start to the season, the Quakers have answered with four straight wins since last Friday. They hope to continue this momentum against Holy Cross on Saturday.
03/20/13 10:19pm

A walkoff and a shutout spell sweep for Penn softball

Penn scored early in each contest but went the distance in a dramatic 8-7 afternoon victory followed by a 2-0 shutout of the Hawks. The sweep marked the second of Lehigh during King’s 10-year tenure.
03/17/13 9:56pm
The Quakers had trouble gaining rhythm early in both games against Lafayette but quickly found their footing, posting an 8-0 afternoon victory followed by an 11-2 evening rout of the Leopards (3-8).