Volleyball

10/22/10 3:02am
An already close college volleyball community is made even more intimate by the concentration of players from California.
10/18/10 2:45am
In a dominant three-set performance, Penn swept the Crimson, 25-9, 25-12, 25-20, to complete a successful weekend that began with a narrow 3-2 victory over Dartmouth.
10/15/10 2:23am
How to achieve victory on a level playing field is a question that the volleyball team needs to ask itself as it digs deeper into conference matches.
10/08/10 2:10am
Penn is looking to earn its first Ivy win of the season against Yale and turn around a 2-8 stretch that spans the last four weeks.
10/04/10 1:10am
The Quakers, who have struggled so far defensively this season, dropped two matches this weekend at the Palestra, losing on Friday night to Princeton and on Saturday to Marquette.
10/01/10 6:01am
A grueling preseason, during which the Penn volleyball team lost more matches than it did in its entire 2009 campaign, has finally given way to the Ivy League slate.
09/29/10 3:34am
Game strategy becomes much more important during Ivy League play, as the teams’ familiarity with one another demands specific plans of attack.
09/27/10 4:05am
Though the Quakers won their first set rather handily, Delaware stormed back to defeat Penn 3-1 in a tightly contested match in Newark, Del., Saturday night.
09/20/10 5:43am
The Quakers were swept by Cal State-Fullerton, UCLA and Liberty before rebounding with a sweep of West Virginia. In the process, they learned winning isn't everything.
09/17/10 5:52am
Penn hopes to raise its level of play, as these will be some of the toughest opponents the Quakers will play all season.
09/13/10 1:50am
It was a tough weekend for Penn volleyball in Maryland at the Terrapin Invitational, where the team lost six straight sets and went 1-2.
09/09/10 3:53am
After displaying a new core of talent in its opening weekend, the defending Ivy League champion Penn volleyball team is set to pick up where it left off.
09/08/10 1:36am
This year the Penn volleyball team is attempting to improve on a 23-6 season that included an Ivy League title.
09/02/10 2:49am
The Quakers’ season opener on Sept. 3 against Temple will be broadcast around the Philadelphia region by the Comcast Network.
03/30/10 6:20am
As the defending Ivy League champion, the Penn volleyball team enters the 2010 season faced with the loss of six seniors to graduation, including 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year, Elizabeth Semmens.
12/07/09 3:15am

NCAA Volleyball Tournament | Netting a historic feat

The Quakers (23-6) didn't enter the match with much reason for hope, as the Nittany Lions (33-0) had won an NCAA record 96 consecutive matches (now 97) and had only lost five sets the entire season.
12/05/09 12:45am

Penn vanquishes Army; advances to second round of NCAAs

The Quakers earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory on Friday night, winning, 3-1, over the Black Knights.
12/04/09 7:07am
When the Quakers take the court tonight against Army in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, school history will be on the line.
11/19/09 5:28am
Although it already clinched the Ivy League conference title and an NCAA Tournament berth, Penn (22-5, 13-1 Ivy) improved its conference record to 13-1, matching its best ever Ivy record from the 2002 and 2003 championship seasons.
11/18/09 4:45am
The Quakers (21-5, 12-1 Ivy) will resume their archrivalry against Princeton (11-13, 9-4) 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Palestra.
11/16/09 7:53am
Despite an uncharacteristic loss, the volleyball team still clinched the outright share of the Ivy title.
11/13/09 7:33am
If Penn wins just one of its matches this weekend against Harvard or Dartmouth, it will have sole possession of the crown once again.
11/09/09 4:19am
Penn volleyball clinched at least a share of the Ivy championship on Saturday.
11/06/09 6:24am
Quakers face last road test on quest to perfection.
11/04/09 3:56am
Neil Fanaroff ventures to a volleyball game and explains why they are the team to watch.
11/02/09 2:18am
Defense played a critical role in Penn's victory over defending Ivy champion Yale.
11/02/09 1:17am
The Quakers took down Yale in to sweep the season series with the defending champions.
10/30/09 3:52am
Volleyball can't clinch the Ivy title this weekend — but a win over Yale would all but guarantee it.
10/27/09 12:53am

Penn’s perfection persists with Ivy sweep

Volleyball had two sweeps on the weekend, as it improved to 7-0 in Ivy League play
10/23/09 4:52am
All but two Ivy League teams have been victimized by the Quakers' torrid start. Cornell (6-11, 3-3 Ivy) and Columbia (11-8, 2-4), the two lone survivors, visit the Palestra this weekend hoping to foil Penn’s attempt at a league sweep.
10/22/09 12:32am
Penn's match against Columbia is the second Dig Pink game to increase breast-cancer awareness and raise money for research.
10/21/09 4:51am
Behind the career-high numbers from Elizabeth Semmens — who earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors — Penn defeated both Dartmouth and Harvard in four sets to remain undefeated in Ivy League play.
10/16/09 2:47am

‘Hot hitter’ in League play

Freshman Lauren Martin — whose performance earned her Ivy League Freshman of the Week honors — and the Penn volleyball team will take to the road this weekend, visiting Dartmouth and Harvard.
10/13/09 5:39am
The most notable feat this weekend occurred in New Haven, Conn., when Penn volleyball conquered defending Ivy champion Yale.
10/12/09 12:35am
History repeated itself as it took all five sets for Penn to take down defending champion Yale and improve to 3-0 in the Ivy League. They now have an inside track at dethroning the Bulldogs.
10/09/09 7:02am

Setting up to dig deep in Yale clash

The Bulldogs (11-1, 1-0 Ivy) are off to an even better start this year, and will try to avoid a repeat when Penn (10-4, 1-0) visits Saturday for a 4 p.m. matchup. The Quakers’ road trip begins tonight with a 7 p.m. contest against Brown.
10/05/09 5:55am

Seven-win streak squashed

Saturday night at Dillon Gym, the Quakers opened up their 2009 Ivy schedule by emphatically ending that trend, as it swept the Tigers 3-0.
10/02/09 5:45am

Quakers looking for new luck against new-look Tigers

Tomorrow night, when the Quakers (9-4) open Ivy League play and a five-game road trip they’ll face a struggling Tigers team that’s 2-9.
09/28/09 6:46am
Despite playing in Hawkins’ favorite venue, the Quakers greeted junior Julia Swanson’s return from injury with a 1-2 record as hosts of the Holiday Inn HD Tournament. Penn beat St. Francis (Pa.), 3-0, but fell 3-0 to Santa Clara and 3-1 to tournament champion Albany.
09/25/09 6:09am

Penn tries to tame bucking Broncos

In the second game of this weekend’s Holiday Inn tournament at the Palestra, the Quakers (8-2) will take on Santa Clara (8-4), which coach Kerry Carr said is easily the best team on the non-conference schedule.
09/21/09 5:00am

No Swanson, no problem for Penn

The Quakers defeated Ball State in four sets and Towson in five. But Elizabeth Semmens could only manage eight kills as the entire Penn squad struggled Saturday and was swept by George Washington.
09/21/09 1:13am

Starters will drive the Carr

The Penn volleyball team is off to its best start since 2000, when it finished 22-8 and took second place in the Ivy League.
09/14/09 5:34am

Penn has more than Lone Star

The Quakers beat Texas A&M; Corpus Christi, 3-1, Friday, and then knocked off Cal State Bakersfield, 3-1, and swept Houston Baptist Saturday.
09/11/09 4:18am

Californians aren't Penn's Lone Stars

In four of the last six seasons, volleyball's pre-Ivy schedule has included a trip to California, a state that boasts the best volleyball recruits (including nine of the 23 current Quakers).
09/09/09 10:12pm

Carr and Co. net Big 5 Tourney title

It was three games and three heroes for Penn volleyball in this weekend's inaugural Big 5 Tournament.
09/09/09 1:23am

Season Preview | Lock up the block for successful year

With a new season kicking off this weekend as the Quakers host Temple, La Salle and Villanova in the Big 5 Tournament, coach Kerry Carr knows that improved blocking, especially by the middle hitters, will be the key to success in 2009.
09/03/09 4:20am

Lock up the block for successful year

Despite struggling with its blocking all season, the 2008 Penn volleyball team finished third in the Ivy League.