Coach John Ceralde’s freshmen are joining a squad with high expectations following a season in which the team won the Ivy Classic and the ECAC Championship.
Al Bagnoli stubbornly ran the ball over and over again in the first half against Cornell at a rate of less than 1.3 yards per carry, but it paid off in the end. The lesson? Trust Al Bagnoli.
Penn football earned its third outright Ivy League championship in four years Saturday afternoon with a 35-28 win over Cornell.
On Saturday, Penn men’s soccer picked up its first Ivy win of the year, defeating Harvard at Rhodes Field, 3-1. In doing so, the Quakers (3-13, 1-6 Ivy) avoided finishing in the cellar of the Ivy League, a status they relegated to the Crimson (3-11-3, 0-6-1) instead.
On Saturday morning, the Quakers fell to No. 2 Princeton in New Jersey, 7-0, as the Tigers completed a perfect Ivy record and earned another conference championship. But Penn (9-8, 3-4) had already clinched its first winning record since 2006 and most Ivy victories since ‘08.
The nationally ranked Bears (12-1-2, 4-0-1 Ivy) got off to a quick start when they found the back of the net under four minutes into the match on a one-timer to the upper left corner off a deflection.
At 7:30 p.m. on Homecoming evening, the Quakers will face off against first-place Brown at Rhodes Field.
On Friday, Penn field hockey fell to Columbia at Franklin Field, 3-2, in double overtime.
Christian Barreiro, the former two-time All-Ivy striker/midfielder for Penn soccer, just finished the season with his new team, the Puerto Rico Islanders.
The Red and Blue are coming off a two-game road swing and hoping home-field advantage will help set them straight after dropping two consecutive games. They are currently 3-1 on their home turf.
Saturday afternoon, the Penn field hockey team fell at Dartmouth, 2-0, snapping its two-game winning streak.
The Penn men’s soccer team fell to its 33rd Street rivals at Vidas Field, 2-1, on a late goal.
In the 10th minute, Drexel crossed what should have been a harmless grounder into the box, but no one picked it up until the Dragons’ Nathan Page found it near the penalty spot and drove it into the top left corner.
At 0-6, the Penn men’s soccer team has matched the worst start to a season in program history. The 1992 squad also dropped its first six games, but no team has ever lost its first seven matches in the program’s history. The Red and Blue hope to keep it that way this weekend, as they face Fairleigh Dickinson and Rider at the Princeton Tournament.
Wednesday night at Delaware, the Quakers (5-5) defeated the Blue Hens (3-10), 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-13), winning the final three sets to secure a .500 record entering conference play.
Over the weekend, Penn’s women’s soccer team salvaged a split in its two-game California road stint, beating Sacramento State, 3-2, in double OT only two days after falling, 1-0, to No. 15 California on Friday.
Following their loss to Lafayette Friday at Rhodes Field, the Quakers fell again Sunday in double overtime to New Hampshire, 2-1. The two losses marked the first time since 2003 that Penn dropped its first two home matches.
When Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the tax question, he chose to uphold “ObamaCare” — a decision that may ultimately define the Roberts court.
On Saturday, the final day of Penn Relays, the pros will take to the track as they build up to the Olympic Trials in June.
On Friday, the Red and the Blue played their final home match and picked up a 5-2 win. On Sunday, the Red and the Blue would fall to No. 73 Columbia, 6-1, in the Big Apple.
The Quakers, they’ll be adding to next year’s roster with the arrival of a particularly noteworthy recruit: Vimuktha “Vim” De Alwis.