Volleyball

09/28/14 10:10pm

Winless weekend for Penn volleyball

After suffering a brutal straight-set loss to Princeton in Friday night's Ivy League opener, Penn came into Sunday's non-conference battle with Dayton, looking to regain its footing before its upcoming Ivy bout with Columbia.
09/26/14 10:29pm
Princeton (6-5, 1-0 Ivy) was led by the skyscraping duo of senior middle blocker Nicole Kincade and junior right-side hitter Kendall Peterkin, who combined for a whopping 27 kills.
09/25/14 1:20am
Some say numbers never lie, but Penn volleyball may disagree.
09/23/14 11:18pm
Is it a coincidence that as the Penn volleyball starters were introduced before they faced Temple, junior outside hitter Alexis Genske was the first player announced?
09/20/14 11:58pm
Penn volleyball came into the final day of the Big 5 Tournament - and non-conference play - with a six-game losing streak hanging over its head. Coach Kerry Carr's squad got that monkey off its back, but Penn was unable to pull off a sweep.
09/19/14 9:53pm
However, Villanova was too much to handle on Friday evening, as the Wildcats dispatched the hosting Quakers in straight sets to hand Penn its sixth straight loss after a 2-0 start to the season.
09/17/14 10:59pm
The Quakers have one week until they open Ivy League play against Princeton, but this weekend, they face Villanova, La Salle and Temple in the Big 5 Volleyball Tournament at the Palestra.
09/16/14 11:28pm
The Quakers lost three close showdowns to highly-ranked  teams at the Stanford Invitational  in California this past weekend, yet the athletes developed chemistry that made the cross country campaign a success.
09/15/14 12:17am
Penn volleyball visited California this weekend for the Stanford Tournament, falling to three high-quality opponents: Santa Clara, No. 1 Stanford and No. 20 Duke. However, the Red and Blue took away a wealth of experience with eight players from the Golden State returning home for the weekend.
09/10/14 11:12pm
A few short days after a tough nonconference loss to Delaware, Penn volleyball will get a shot at No. 1.
09/10/14 3:23am
On the first stop of their four-match road trip the Red and Blue (2-2) were beat down by Delaware (5-3) in three straight sets.
09/07/14 12:10am
Penn volleyball entered this weekend surrounded by a lot of questions. The team didn’t only answer these questions – they changed the entire course of the conversation.
09/05/14 10:47pm
In its opening match of the year, Penn took care of business in its season opener and first leg of the weekend’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, defeating Colgate in straight sets.
09/03/14 9:49pm
This weekend, Penn volleyball will get to start its season off with a little bit of home cooking.
11/17/13 9:53pm
A slow start, a fierce comeback and a tough loss. In many ways, the third set of Saturday’s match against Yale was a microcosm of the season for Penn’s volleyball team.
11/14/13 5:38pm
The Ivy League title may be out of reach for Penn volleyball, but there is still the chance to end the season on a long winning streak and with a victory against every team in the Ivy League.
11/09/13 10:45pm

Penn volleyball comes back against Harvard in thrilling fashion

Down 14-12 in a fifth set and facing two match point opportunities for Harvard, Penn women’s volleyball showed the resilience that has made it so dominant over the past few weeks.
11/08/13 11:51pm

Penn volleyball downs Dartmouth, 3-1

In its second match of the season against Dartmouth, Penn volleyball extended its five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on the road at Leede Arena, 19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13.
11/03/13 12:57pm

Penn volleyball sweeps Empire State foes in successful Ivy weekend

The Quakers ended their five-game home stand with four consecutive wins, including a five-set win over Cornell on Friday and a three-set win against Columbia on Saturday.
11/01/13 9:35pm

Penn volleyball staves off Cornell in five-set victory

Nearly a month after defeating Cornell in five sets in Ithaca, the Quakers found themselves in a similar back and forth affair. Once again, Penn prevailed taking a five-set victory over the Big Red.
10/31/13 6:04pm
Currently sitting in a two-way tie for third with Brown, the Quakers want to use tactics that worked last weekend to knock off fifth-place Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
10/25/13 8:38pm

Penn volleyball sweeps Princeton at the Palestra

In a rematch against Princeton, who won the previous matchup in five sets, the Quakers pulled out a straight set victory.
10/24/13 5:13pm
When the Penn volleyball team takes on conference rival Princeton, it won’t just be playing for the Red and Blue — they’ll be playing for pink.
10/20/13 7:08pm

Penn volleyball splits Ivy weekend at the Palestra

With the most fans in attendance all season, Penn volleyball faced off against Harvard, losing in four sets. The Red and Blue rebounded against Dartmouth on Saturday as they beat the Big Green, 3-1.
10/14/13 8:33pm
Cancer is a word that hits home for many. For Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr, it hit home back in 2008 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
10/14/13 12:43am

Penn volleyball breaks streaks in a split Ivy weekend

Penn volleyball split its weekend road trip, winning in straight sets at Brown after a four-set loss to defending Ivy League champion Yale.
10/12/13 11:05pm

Penn volleyball sweeps Brown to finish road trip

In the final game of their month-long road trip, the Quakers swept Brown in straight sets, marking Penn’s first sweep of an Ivy opponent this year.
10/11/13 9:24pm

Penn volleyball outclassed by Yale

Penn ended the Bulldogs’ streak of 20 consecutive sets won, but were ultimately overhwhelmed and fell, 3-1.
10/05/13 10:37pm

Penn volleyball bounces back against Cornell

The Quakers claimed their first Ivy League victory of the season with a five-set win over Cornell, 3-2. Penn (7-7, 1-2 Ivy) managed to salvage its New York road trip after a loss to Columbia on Friday night.
10/04/13 11:29pm

Penn volleyball falls short in five-set affair at Columbia

Penn played tough throughout the match, but lapses in the final two sets doomed its chances.
10/03/13 8:40pm
If you ask the Penn volleyball team, it will say that it’s in the midst of a good season. But the Quakers have not been at 100 percent for the majority of the year, and it is always hard for a team plagued with injuries to fire on all cylinders.
10/02/13 12:45am
For a defensive-minded team like Penn volleyball, the Quakers’ offensive fireworks this year has been uncharacteristic.
10/01/13 7:52pm
When freshman Arielle Winfield goes for a kill on the volleyball court, she hits the ball hard. Just like her dad.
10/01/13 12:17am
Playing in her first game in since Sept. 10 after suffering a concussion, senior captain Dani Shepherd enjoyed a productive return to the court, contributing 20 digs to help lift the Quakers (6-6) to a four-set victory over the woeful Explorers (1-19).
09/26/13 5:11pm

Penn women's volleyball opens Ivy play with rival Princeton

The match Friday against rival Princeton (4-6) is a great opportunity for a fresh start for the team. After facing the likes of Villanova, Maryland and American, most of the competition in the Ivy League will be on par with the Quakers.
09/22/13 3:07pm
Going into the weekend with a 3-4 record after two straight five-set match victories, the Red and Blue headed up the mainline to take part in the Villanova University Tournament, going 2-1 in the process.
09/19/13 6:31pm

Penn volleyball heads to Villanova for weekend tournament

The Quakers (3-4) will travel to Villanova Friday afternoon for the start of the Villanova Classic, looking to build off of the momentum of not one, but two five-set comeback victories on Sunday against both Temple and Weber State.
09/15/13 10:27pm
The women’s volleyball team needed to use its annual Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational to get back on track after a rough start to the 2013 season. After a 2-1 weekend with multiple five-set wins, the Quakers are definitely on the right path.
09/12/13 8:15pm
Penn volleyball begins their weekend tournament at the Palestra right when Yom Kippur ends at sundown on Saturday, looking to build off the momentum of a five-set comeback victory on Tuesday against Delaware.
09/10/13 7:34pm
Rallying from behind two sets to none and closing the deficit in a fifth-set tie break to 13 all, Penn ultimately pulled out the victory, winning, 3-2.
09/08/13 6:36pm
Though the Quakers (0-3) dropped all three of its matches at the University of Maryland Invitational this weekend, several spurts of strong play from both the overall team, as well as on an individual level, helped the team hold its own.
09/07/13 4:20am

Penn volleyball opens season with five-set loss to LIU Brooklyn

The Penn women’s volleyball team dropped its season opener on Friday night, falling to LIU Brooklyn in a back-and-forth five set match, 3-2.
08/20/13 3:44pm
Finishing 13-12 overall and fourth in the Ivy League, there were definite improvements over the 5th place finish in 2011 for Penn volleyball, but there’s a sense that something was left on the table.
11/12/12 2:09am

Penn volleyball closes season with two losses

The last time the teams faced off, the Red and Blue swept both opponents. This time around, Penn (13-12, 8-6 Ivy) lost to both Columbia (13-9, 8-5) on Friday and Cornell (9-16, 5-9) on Saturday.
11/09/12 2:16am

Ivy and national accolades on the line in volleyball's weekend road trip

As Penn hits the road for a back-to-back in the Empire State, a chance for second place and just one loss in the second half of Ivy play hangs in the balance.
11/05/12 12:11am

Penn volleyball fighting for second after split

Over a weekend that eventually determined the outcome of the Ivy League title a week prior to the end of the season, the Quakers battled first-place Yale and seventh-place Brown.
11/02/12 12:40am

Penn volleyball has momentum heading into weekend

Fresh off a weekend of two sweeping Ivy victories against Harvard and Dartmouth, Penn is picking up steam heading into its final home weekend. Now the Red and Blue are ready to give Yale a run for its money.
10/26/12 12:37am
Coming off of a big comeback win against Princeton last weekend, the Penn volleyball team enters its weekend slate with a growing confidence after having won four of its last five matches.
10/24/12 12:49am

Penn volleyball storms back to topple Princeton

For the first time in Ivy play, the women’s volleyball team came from behind to steal a victory, dropping the first two sets before sweeping the final three in Friday’s 3-2 decision over the Tigers.
10/18/12 1:45am
To improve her team’s mental toughness, in-game durability and end-of-game execution, coach Kelly Carr and her coaching staff have taken an old sports adage to heart — practice how you play.