Penn women’s basketball turned in one of its best Big 5 performances in recent memory with a 64-54 win over the Explorers, its first road victory over La Salle in 40 years
After a two-week layoff following a difficult loss to St. Francis, Penn women’s basketball a 76-54 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame (4-0) may serve as a springboard for the rest of the season.
In its regular season finale, Penn notched two goals in that second half to secure a 3-2 win over arch-rival Princeton, boosting the Quakers’ hopes for postseason play.
Baron’s 1,373 points pale in comparison to how she has helped turn Penn women’s basketball around.
Hoy’s early success in the NWSL is not proof that Ivy League women’s soccer is ready to send the majority of its players to the pros. However, it has shown once again that making the jump from the Ancient 8 to professional ranks is a possibility.
Although the Penn water polo team lost its semifinals matchup and third-place matchup to Princeton and Harvard’s varsity teams, an Ivy Club Championship and a strong performance against varsity teams has whetted the team’s appetite for winning and challenging the best.
After Penn’s loss at Harvard three weeks ago, its Ivy hopes seemed to be shattered. But today, the Quakers are still in the running.
At 6-2-1 and 1-0 in the Ivies, Cornell is off to its best start through nine games since 2003 and arrives at Rhodes Field today eager to continue its run against Penn (4-1-3, 0-1), a team the Big Red have not beaten since 1996.
Only by looking beyond the facts and figures can you see that Laura Oliver is a midfielder who has developed into one of the strongest, if at times unheralded, players during the Red and Blue’s unbeaten start.
Penn women’s soccer maintained its perfect start to the season, but unlike last week’s pair of 4-0 victories, Penn had to battle for two 1-0 victories against local rivals.
The Quakers’ perfect start to the season remained intact in dramatic fashion as Penn defeated Drexel, 1-0, at Penn Park.
The Quakers’ defense lost Erin Thayer, Alex Dayneka and goalkeeper Sarah Banks, but a hallmark of the program that has shone through — especially in the early portion of the season — is the interchangeability of players in different positions and the flexibility that it has allowed coach Darren Ambrose to continue to mold the team.
With the departure of Erin Beck, the fulcrum of Penn women’s soccer’s attack for the last two years, the Quakers have had to search for a replacement for a two-year captain and one of the best players in program history.
For Penn women’s soccer team, 10 months has been a long time, but a new class and a new year offer another shot at a league title.
Heart was the word of the weekend and sums up the most memorable performances of the 119th Penn Relays.
PHOTO GALLERY: Penn Relays 2013
On Saturday, 48,871 fans came to watch the final day of the annual Relay Carnival with the highlight being the annual USA vs. The World relays.
Among the thousands of fans, athletes and judges at the Penn Relays this year, one man who has been a constant presence at the Penn Relays throughout the years will be missing.
This time last year, Steve Dolan was wearing orange and black on his way to becoming one of the most of famous Ivy League coaches in the history of Penn Relays.
Although Penn fell short at Detroit, 71-68, in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, the courage the Quakers showed in cutting a 13-point deficit to two with just under a minute left was a sign of the development of the program.
The Quakers are looking forward to the chance to keep their season going for one more day.