One of the most challenging things I have ever done. Working on a deadline, thinking critically quickly and building relationships with coaches and athletes are all things that have tested me. But it is because of these challenges that I have found my four years with the DP one of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Penn.
One cannot help but feel a bit of optimism that if the young and inexperienced pitching rotation can build on the successes they had this season, all it will take is a spark in the offense to catapult the Quakers to Ivy success.
The Quakers (22-17, 7-9 Ivy) lost three of four in their series against the Big Red (21-14, 9-7), winning the first game, 6-0, before losing the last three contests, 4-2, 3-1 and 8-2 respectively.
Princeton took three of four from the Quakers in the weekend series, scoring seven runs in each of the four games.
After a weekend of frustrated bats against Yale and Brown, Penn baseball (19-11) finally showed some spark halfway through Wednesday’s game at La Salle (12-18).
The Penn baseball team finished its cross-divisional play this weekend, splitting a pair of doubleheaders against Yale and Brown with the Lou Gehrig Division race still wide open.
In Penn’s first back-to-back doubleheader of the season, the Quakers took three of four games over the weekend to improve their record to 8-6.
The Quakers are working with a largely young and inexperienced rotation this season and are looking to a group of four that showed promise during Penn’s southern spring break.
The Quakers fell to Harvard (17-8, 8-3 Ivy) Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion, 67-54. The Crimson recorded two feats this weekend, breaking Princeton’s 33-game Ivy winning streak and Penn’s six-game streak.
The Quakers notched their sixth straight victory, beating Dartmouth, 55-45. Penn’s defense kept them alive in the first half against the Big Green (6-18, 4-6 Ivy). The Quakers offense was extremely cold, shooting 8-for-31, including 1-for-16 from behind the arc.
With the two wins this weekend, it is the first time in program history that Penn has improved its win total in three straight seasons.
After the sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth last weekend put Penn in full possession of second place, the Quakers again dominated the Ivy competition, beating the Big Red, 67-40. Penn led the entire game.
Penn will head north this weekend to face Yale and Brown in its second road trip of the Ivy season. Because of the coming winter storm, the game time at Yale has been moved to 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon and Saturday’s game at Brown has been moved to Sunday at noon.
In a season that has been plagued with last minute losses and lackluster play following halftime, Penn (9-8, 2-1 Ivy) finally proved that it has left the non-conference mistakes behind as the Quakers begin the Ivy season.
The Quakers face an Owls squad that has fought an uphill battle all year long with six freshmen on the roster.
Penn has the worst proportionality of male to female athletes in the Ivy League, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics database.
The women’s basketball alum (C’12) has moved from on the court action to the sideline as she transitions into her new careers as a teacher, coach, and broadcaster.
During the break, the Quakers will hope to improve their winning ways on the road and adjust to life playing back-to-backs.
Penn may be taking on LIU-Brooklyn this Sunday for the first time in school history, but for junior Alyssa Baron, the meeting will bring back some high school nostalgia.
Sophomore Kara Bonenberger, a forward on the women’s basketball team, and her sister Alyssa spent their summer playing basketball in their hometown of Walnutport, Pa.