Behind a clutch performance from junior midfield Shannon Mangini, Penn fought its way to a 10-9 overtime victory over Princeton (8-5, 5-1) Wednesday at Franklin Field — and a seventh straight Ivy title.
With the regular season Ivy League title in the balance, the Penn women’s lacrosse team has the opportunity to finally get a little revenge against Dartmouth.
Penn (5-4) dominated an outclassed Lehigh (3-9) squad on Wednesday night, 13-4. Following its 0-3 start, Penn has now won five of its last six games, the lone blemish being a 15-10 defeat to No. 1 Maryland last Saturday.
Whether or not the Quakers’ resume is ultimately strong enough to earn them a postseason bid, they still have plenty of momentum going into next season. The key for the Red and Blue will be to turn their flashes of brilliance into sustained excellence.
The Quakers (16-11, 9-4 Ivy) split their home weekend slate, topping Brown, 60-48, on Friday before falling to Yale, 70-65, on Saturday night.
Penn (16-11, 9-4 Ivy) fell to Yale (13-15, 8-6), 70-65, as the Bulldogs swept the season series.
The Quakers (4-2) will travel to DeLand, Fla. during the break to take on James Madison (2-3) this Sunday and Stetson (3-1) the following day.
On the heels of their first win over Harvard in 18 tries, the Quakers (12-9, 5-2 Ivy) thoroughly dismantled Dartmouth (6-15, 4-3) on Saturday, 63-40, catapulting themselves into sole possession of second place in the Ivy League.
Penn women’s basketball scored one of its biggest wins in recent memory Friday night, beating Harvard 77-72. It was the Quakers’ first home win over Harvard in 11 years.
Traveling into the heart of the blizzard, the Quakers (10-9, 3-2 Ivy) split a pair of games this weekend, losing at Yale (7-13, 2-4) 65-56, before topping Brown (7-13, 1-5), 65-48.
In the Ivy opener for both teams, Penn (7-6, 0-1 Ivy) fell to three-time defending Ivy champion Princeton (10-5, 1-0), 77-47, Saturday at Jadwin Gym.
The Quakers coasted to a 54-40 win over LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. The win was Penn’s fourth straight after beginning the season 0-3, marking the first time the Quakers have reeled off four consecutive victories since February 2005.
The Quakers eked out a 58-53 overtime win over Bucknell on Monday night at the Palestra. The Red and Blue’s second straight victory was again decided by single digits.
In the best season of her collegiate career, senior Kyle deSandes-Moyer is finally seeing her years of hard work pay off.
The Quakers (3-3) open Ivy League play Friday when they host reigning Ivy champion Harvard (3-2-1). Penn missed out on an automatic NCAA bid last season by finishing a game behind the Crimson. Harvard was the only Ivy team to beat Penn, 2-0.
The schedule says the Penn women’s soccer team is only six games into its season, but the Quakers are preparing to begin what amounts to a high-stakes, seven-game playoff.
Men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller described the relationship between the men’s and women’s teams at Penn as being “one program.” Perhaps no one knows this better than the newest men’s soccer assistant coach Pete Pososki, who previously served in the same role on the women’s side from 2005-10.
After a 2-0 start to the season, the Red and Blue host Marist on Friday before playing at local rival Drexel on Sunday.
Brennan and Leitner will say goodbye to the stadium they’ve called home for four years when No. 9 Penn hosts Brown in the Quakers’ final regular season home game.
Though the Penn women’s lacrosse team held the lead, 7-6, it failed to score over the last 24:45 of the game and fell to the No. 9 Big Green, 9-7.