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.
If you ask the Penn volleyball team, it will say that it’s in the midst of a good season. But the Quakers have not been at 100 percent for the majority of the year, and it is always hard for a team plagued with injuries to fire on all cylinders.
For a defensive-minded team like Penn volleyball, the Quakers’ offensive fireworks this year has been uncharacteristic.
When freshman Arielle Winfield goes for a kill on the volleyball court, she hits the ball hard.
Just like her dad.
Playing in her first game in since Sept. 10 after suffering a concussion, senior captain Dani Shepherd enjoyed a productive return to the court, contributing 20 digs to help lift the Quakers (6-6) to a four-set victory over the woeful Explorers (1-19).
The match Friday against rival Princeton (4-6) is a great opportunity for a fresh start for the team. After facing the likes of Villanova, Maryland and American, most of the competition in the Ivy League will be on par with the Quakers.
Going into the weekend with a 3-4 record after two straight five-set match victories, the Red and Blue headed up the mainline to take part in the Villanova University Tournament, going 2-1 in the process.
The Quakers (3-4) will travel to Villanova Friday afternoon for the start of the Villanova Classic, looking to build off of the momentum of not one, but two five-set comeback victories on Sunday against both Temple and Weber State.
The women’s volleyball team needed to use its annual Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational to get back on track after a rough start to the 2013 season. After a 2-1 weekend with multiple five-set wins, the Quakers are definitely on the right path.
Penn volleyball begins their weekend tournament at the Palestra right when Yom Kippur ends at sundown on Saturday, looking to build off the momentum of a five-set comeback victory on Tuesday against Delaware.
Rallying from behind two sets to none and closing the deficit in a fifth-set tie break to 13 all, Penn ultimately pulled out the victory, winning, 3-2.