After matchup with Dartmouth on Friday night that saw Penn handle its Ivy League foe in three sets, the Red and Blue were primed for a matchup against first place Harvard. Despite a strong effort, though, the Quakers fell in five sets.
Senior weekend started out well for Penn volleyball.
The Quakers strung together consecutive Ivy wins for the first time this season as the Red and Blue took down the Dartmouth in straight sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.
In the first set, Penn (5-6) leapt to a lead.
For a team two games under .500, Penn volleyball sure is enthusiastic.
The Palestra was just as loud during Wednesday night’s practice as it has been all season, even after another head-scratching weekend for the Quakers.
Led by junior captain Alexis Genske, the Quakers (7-14, 4-6 Ivy) cruised to a 3-1 victory at Columbia on Saturday.
Unfortunately for Penn, lighting occasionally strikes twice. On Friday beneath the lights of Jadwin Arena, the Quakers suffered another tough loss to Princeton in a four set grudge match.
The recent rise of play within the Ivy League has been a swift one. With schools scrambling to get the one or two pieces to complete their Ivy League title puzzles, competition for recruits has never been so high.
It was a rollercoaster of emotions for Penn volleyball this weekend, as the team struggled to close out Harvard, but then topped Dartmouth.
Penn volleyball suffered its most heartbreaking loss of the season Friday night, as the Red and Blue dropped the last three sets against Harvard to lose 3-2.
Volleyball is a team sport. But this weekend, the Quakers will need to deal with a pair of standout individuals.
Volleyball, Men's Soccer and Cross Country have all had their ups and downs this season.
With pink jerseys across the board to support Dig Pink!, Penn split their weekend matches against Yale and Brown.
The "Dig Pink" weekend began in the Quakers, as Penn volleyball fell to Ivy powerhouse Yale on Friday.
Penn volleyball is playing for more than just wins this weekend as the Quakers are involved with the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink! rally.
With three games of their Ivy League season in the books, Penn will have their hands full this weekend as they face Yale and Brown.
Penn volleyball came out of the weekend a different team than it was when it began.
The Red and Blue lost to Columbia in three sets, falling to 0-2 in Ivy League play with Cornell coming to the Palestra on Saturday.
With last weekend behind them, the Red and Blue look now to face the Lions for their first win in Ivy League play. Though conference games just started and Quaker confidence is still high, an 0-2 Ivy record for Penn would not bode well.
Only one game into Ivy season, is it too early to talk about the future of Penn volleyball? Not when the future starts now, and especially when that future is starting at hitter, blocker, and libero. As the Quakers took the court against Dayton, three freshmen were part of the starting lineup: outside hitter Aimee Stephenson, middle blocker Kendall Covington, and libero Emmy Friedler.
Over the summer, the libero jersey and the keys to Penn volleyball’s defense were turned over from one of the nation's best defensive specialists to a freshman from a small town just outside of Chicago.
We sat down with Penn volleyball junior setter Ronnie Bither for a 30 seconds with...
After suffering a brutal straight-set loss to Princeton in Friday night's Ivy League opener, Penn came into Sunday's non-conference battle with Dayton, looking to regain its footing before its upcoming Ivy bout with Columbia.
Princeton (6-5, 1-0 Ivy) was led by the skyscraping duo of senior middle blocker Nicole Kincade and junior right-side hitter Kendall Peterkin, who combined for a whopping 27 kills.
Some say numbers never lie, but Penn volleyball may disagree.
Is it a coincidence that as the Penn volleyball starters were introduced before they faced Temple, junior outside hitter Alexis Genske was the first player announced?
Penn volleyball came into the final day of the Big 5 Tournament - and non-conference play - with a six-game losing streak hanging over its head. Coach Kerry Carr's squad got that monkey off its back, but Penn was unable to pull off a sweep.
However, Villanova was too much to handle on Friday evening, as the Wildcats dispatched the hosting Quakers in straight sets to hand Penn its sixth straight loss after a 2-0 start to the season.
The Quakers have one week until they open Ivy League play against Princeton, but this weekend, they face Villanova, La Salle and Temple in the Big 5 Volleyball Tournament at the Palestra.
The Quakers lost three close showdowns to highly-ranked teams at the Stanford Invitational in California this past weekend, yet the athletes developed chemistry that made the cross country campaign a success.
Penn volleyball visited California this weekend for the Stanford Tournament, falling to three high-quality opponents: Santa Clara, No. 1 Stanford and No. 20 Duke. However, the Red and Blue took away a wealth of experience with eight players from the Golden State returning home for the weekend.
A few short days after a tough nonconference loss to Delaware, Penn volleyball will get a shot at No. 1.
On the first stop of their four-match road trip the Red and Blue (2-2) were beat down by Delaware (5-3) in three straight sets.
Penn volleyball entered this weekend surrounded by a lot of questions. The team didn’t only answer these questions – they changed the entire course of the conversation.
In its opening match of the year, Penn took care of business in its season opener and first leg of the weekend’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, defeating Colgate in straight sets.
This weekend, Penn volleyball will get to start its season off with a little bit of home cooking.
A slow start, a fierce comeback and a tough loss.
In many ways, the third set of Saturday’s match against Yale was a microcosm of the season for Penn’s volleyball team.
The Ivy League title may be out of reach for Penn volleyball, but there is still the chance to end the season on a long winning streak and with a victory against every team in the Ivy League.
Down 14-12 in a fifth set and facing two match point opportunities for Harvard, Penn women’s volleyball showed the resilience that has made it so dominant over the past few weeks.
In its second match of the season against Dartmouth, Penn volleyball extended its five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on the road at Leede Arena, 19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13.
The Quakers ended their five-game home stand with four consecutive wins, including a five-set win over Cornell on Friday and a three-set win against Columbia on Saturday.
Nearly a month after defeating Cornell in five sets in Ithaca, the Quakers found themselves in a similar back and forth affair. Once again, Penn prevailed taking a five-set victory over the Big Red.
Currently sitting in a two-way tie for third with Brown, the Quakers want to use tactics that worked last weekend to knock off fifth-place Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
In a rematch against Princeton, who won the previous matchup in five sets, the Quakers pulled out a straight set victory.
When the Penn volleyball team takes on conference rival Princeton, it won’t just be playing for the Red and Blue — they’ll be playing for pink.
With the most fans in attendance all season, Penn volleyball faced off against Harvard, losing in four sets. The Red and Blue rebounded against Dartmouth on Saturday as they beat the Big Green, 3-1.
Cancer is a word that hits home for many. For Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr, it hit home back in 2008 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Penn volleyball split its weekend road trip, winning in straight sets at Brown after a four-set loss to defending Ivy League champion Yale.
In the final game of their month-long road trip, the Quakers swept Brown in straight sets, marking Penn’s first sweep of an Ivy opponent this year.
Penn ended the Bulldogs’ streak of 20 consecutive sets won, but were ultimately overhwhelmed and fell, 3-1.
The Quakers claimed their first Ivy League victory of the season with a five-set win over Cornell, 3-2. Penn (7-7, 1-2 Ivy) managed to salvage its New York road trip after a loss to Columbia on Friday night.
Penn played tough throughout the match, but lapses in the final two sets doomed its chances.