Facing tough competition that included Duke, Virginia, William & Mary and James Madison in a championship-style meet, Penn swimming was able to put forward strong performances
Penn swimming will be celebrating the seniors at Scheerr Pool this weekend, with both the Quakers’ men’s and women’s teams taking on West Chester and La Salle, two schools that the Red and Blue have excelled against in recent years.
After nearly two months on the road, the Quakers are all set to return to their friendly confines in Philadelphia.
Penn swimming hit the road for Gambier, Ohio to dominate in the Total Performance Invitational hosted by Kenyon College this weekend. Both teams had strong performances in a meet that has generally been kind to the Red and Blue.
In two tri-meets, the Quakers will take on Princeton, which has yet to swim a meet on the young season, and Cornell.
The Penn men (0-1, 0-0) and women (1-0, 0-0), will both take on rival Columbia, in an early season Ivy League matchup. Unlike last weeks meet at UConn, the Penn team will be split up, with the women competing in Sheerr Pool and the men hitting the road to New York City.
The Quakers hit the road to take on their conference rival Brown Bears, and Penn emerged victorious by a final score of 1-0.
On Saturday night at Rhodes Field, the Quakers (10-1-3, 3-1 Ivy), will look to show off their dominant defense against the Yale Bulldogs (7-5, 2-2). Penn enters play in sole possession of second place in the Ivy League, one game behind first-place Harvard.
The Quakers sunk the red-hot Midshipmen in Maryland on Monday in overtime and earn the program its 200th win.
Penn (4-0-2) looked to keep its undefeated record alive in matches against William & Mary and Old Dominion on Friday and Sunday respectively, ending each game in a draw.
The Quakers looked to keep their unblemished record alive at William & Mary, posting their fifth-straight clean sheet this season. But Penn couldn’t muster up sufficient offense either, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
This weekend marked two all-around dominant performances for the Penn women’s soccer team, defeating both St. Peter’s (0-3) and Mount St. Mary’s (1-5). Both games featured much offensive production, strong midfield play and stalwart defense.
From the outset, Penn (1-0) dominated the game in possessions and shots as well as shots on goal.
Though brother and sister Kaitlyn and Ryan Moore are separated by more than 3,000 miles during the school year, they’ve found an interesting way to stay connected with one another: soccer.
Wednesday, the Quakers travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to face Lehigh in their final nonconference matchup of the season.
The Quakers fell to Villanova at Meiklejohn Stadium, 5-4, in the penultimate round of the Liberty Bell Classic.
Thanks to a pair of outstanding swims, Penn freshman Chris Swanson will be competing at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving championships in the 500-meter freestyle and 1650 freestyle.
Penn (12-7) took on Lafayette (3-17) in two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, winning the first three games before dropping the last one on Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to designated hitter Joey Greco’s sixth inning bash, the Quakers (9-6) powered their way to a 12-5 win over their crosstown rival, the Villanova Wildcats (5-13), on Wednesday afternoon. In a game that featured some messy pitching, it was the offense that decided this one.
Though the Quakers (5-5) were never outplayed while visiting Towson (8-7), some late drama made Wednesday afternoon’s 5-4 win a little bit close for comfort.