Women's Basketball

10/31/17 9:37pm

That's so Raven: freshman Sulaimon turning into a major weapon for Penn volleyball

Red and blue jersey, knee pads, and court sneakers are the usual attire for a Penn volleyball player. Yet, standing before me is outside hitter Raven Sulaimon, clad in a chicken suit.
10/31/17 7:12pm

It's Halloween — and you have to see what Penn women's soccer did to celebrate

What do the Cheetah Girls, grandmothers and Disney princesses have in common? Answer: They all took the field on Tuesday afternoon for Penn women's soccer's practice in preparation for the team's final game of the season against rival Princeton. 
10/30/17 9:58pm

Caroline Furrer thriving for Penn volleyball after switch to libero

Until this season, Furrer had spent her entire Penn career — and her entire life — as an outside hitter, one of the players whose job it is to go up in the air, spike the ball with authority, and finish off as many points as possible with a devastating attack.  Now, everything has changed for the redheaded Texan: her position, her role, her stats, her spot on the court and even the color of her jersey. 
10/30/17 9:26pm

The DP takes a stroll down memory lane to celebrate field hockey coach Colleen Fink's 100th victory

The DP is taking time to reflect on the past. By any definition of the word, Fink has transformed the Red and Blue program in her brief tenure here. After going 1-6 in Ivy League play in her debut season in 2010 and finishing in the bottom half of the league in each of her first three years, she has taken the Quakers from pretenders to contenders, as the team has already clinched its fourth winning season in Ivy play in the last five years. 
10/30/17 7:05pm

Penn volleyball enjoyed a perfect weekend, defeating rivals Brown and Yale

After a tough loss the previous weekend, Penn volleyball prepared hard all week for its upcoming pair of conference showdowns. That hard work paid off.
10/30/17 6:51pm

A jam-packed weekend resulted in both ups and downs for Penn field hockey

This past weekend, Penn field hockey played its final two away games of the season against Brown and Providence, thrashing the Bears 6-1 on Saturday before falling victim to a late goal and losing 1-0 to the Friars on Sunday.
10/29/17 8:35pm

After leaving Penn sports, former student-athletes find time for new passions

For a number of former Penn student-athletes, however, the most difficult move of their lives often ends up being the most necessary one. And while starting their next chapters after leaving Penn varsity teams provides former Quakers with major fulfillments in their own right, the sports world’s unique thrills of competition, triumphs and camaraderie often prove difficult to replace.
10/25/17 9:38pm

As Penn field hockey's offense cools off, another force catches fire: its back line

Usually led by a high-octane attack that uses a potent offense to keep itself in games, the Quakers are scoring fewer goals this year while conceding far fewer. 
10/25/17 7:55pm

Penn volleyball seeks to gain momentum against Brown, Yale as season nears its end

Ready for another busy weekend at the Palestra, Penn volleyball is set to play its penultimate home doubleheader against Brown on Friday night and Yale on Saturday.
10/25/17 7:32pm

Penn field hockey seeks two wins as race for NCAA Tourney spot reaches its climax

With a signature win against No. 10 Syracuse last weekend, the No. 21 Quakers are in position to make it to the NCAA championship if they win out. However, before they can get there, they have to face two more road blocks in Brown and Providence College this weekend. Luckily, they have what it takes to compete at the highest level.
10/25/17 6:29pm

Penn cross country seeking history at Ivy League Heps on Friday

This Friday, at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, has the potential to be the greatest, most successful day in the history of the University of Pennsylvania’s cross country program.
10/25/17 12:30am

Penn women's soccer relying on stingy defense for success

The Quakers (5-6-3, 3-1-1) have only allowed 10 goals thus far through 14 games this season. Throughout the season, the team's focus has remained on the defensive side of the ball, as coach Nicole Van Dyke and her staff have implemented a new system centered around defense. 
10/23/17 10:20pm

In a season full of highlights, which moments stand out thus far?

Throughout the fall season, there have been spectacular individual and team performances for Penn Athletics. Our editors debate which moment sticks out most to them.
10/22/17 10:06pm

Young players shine in Penn men's and women's basketball's annual Red and Blue Scrimmage

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams held their annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. The women took the court first before the men played in the sequel. Both games were closely contested with the Red squad squeaking out a 65-62 victory in the women’s game and the Blue team was victorious 78-72 in the men’s game
10/22/17 8:30pm

Penn women's soccer "peaking at the right time" with 3-1 hammering of Yale

After a long-awaited offensive explosion, Penn women’s soccer defeated Yale 3-1 in a crucial conference game.
10/22/17 8:20pm

Penn volleyball swept by Princeton for the second time this season

Princeton shut out the Quakers 3-0 in the Palestra Friday night in a statement win for a powerhouse Tigers side. Princeton (13-5, 6-2 Ivy) defeated Penn (8-9, 3-5) 25-27 in the first set, 17-22 in the second and 17-23 in the third set.
10/22/17 8:17pm

Upset Special: Penn field hockey takes down No. 10 Syracuse in historic weekend sweep

History. Made. Fresh off a frustrating weekend including an upset loss at Ivy League rival Columbia, Penn field hockey responded with one of the most impressive weekend sweeps in school history, including the first top-10 win of coach Colleen Fink's eight-year career.
10/19/17 12:34am

Penn field hockey enters crunch time with two season-defining weekend clashes

Penn has two critical games on the horizon, meeting conference rival Yale at home on Friday and hosting Syracuse, a team that is ranked No. 10 in the NCAA, on Sunday.
10/18/17 8:19pm

Penn women's club soccer dominating the competition

Penn women’s club soccer has achieved what any team dreams of: perfection. The Red and Blue are 8-0 in their regular season matches heading into the regional tournament later this month.
10/18/17 8:14pm

Penn basketball kicks off its season with the Red and Blue scrimmages Saturday morning

This Saturday, both Penn men’s and women’s basketball will kick-off their seasons with the informal Red and Blue scrimmages in the Palestra. The scrimmages will be intrasquad, so for their first taste of competition for the long season, the Quakers will find themselves. 
10/17/17 9:50pm

Penn women's soccer to take on Yale with Ivy hopes on the line

The Quakers (4-6-3, 2-1-1 Ivy) will be entering the match with serious momentum after a late overtime volley edged them atop Dartmouth last week at Rhodes Field. A similar task awaits them this time around, as both Penn and Yale (8-3-2, 2-1-1) are sitting on seven points and need three more to sustain their title hopes.
10/17/17 6:12pm

Penn sailing is making waves with its historic season

Sailing mainly against schools with varsity teams, the Quakers have consistently found themselves near the top of the national rankings over the past several years. The women’s team is currently ranked 16th in the country, while the co-ed unit stands as the 25th best team nationally.
10/17/17 5:45pm

Penn club ultimate's Anna Thompson prepares to go global

The Seattle native was invited to be one of 11 girls on the U24 mixed team, who will be traveling to Australia in early 2018 for the WFDF U24 Championship. 
10/15/17 11:00pm

Erica Higa's golden goal for Penn women's soccer wins her DP Sports' Player of the Week

Penn women’s soccer senior Erica Higa only had one shot on Saturday, but that one shot was enough to earn her this week’s DP Sports' Player of the Week.
10/15/17 10:25pm

Penn women's soccer snatches dramatic golden goal victory over Dartmouth

Penn women’s soccer recorded one of its most exciting wins of the season against Dartmouth this past Saturday night in dramatic fashion. 
10/15/17 8:36pm

Penn cross country holds own at two weekend meets

At Friday’s Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, the men’s side came in 24th of 35 total teams, and the women placed 31st from a pool of 33. Saturday’s Princeton Invitational saw the Quakers finish in seventh of 21 teams on the men’s side and ninth on the women’s of 20.
10/15/17 8:22pm

Wild weekend sees Penn field hockey split matches

The Red and Blue split their matches this weekend, suffering a 2-0 loss in an Ivy conference match to Columbia, and recovering for a 4-2 route over in their final City Six match in the schedule against local rival Temple.
10/15/17 8:18pm

Volleyball breaks even in its New York weekend doubleheader

For the third straight weekend, the Red and Blue took one of two Ivy matches, beating the Lions in a five-set thriller on Friday before falling to Cornell the next night in four sets to fall to fifth place in the Ivy League at the end of the first half of conference play.
10/12/17 12:11pm

Penn volleyball adopts an Empire State of mind before crucial weekend road trip

On Friday, Penn volleyball will travel to New York City to face off against Columbia, then hitting the road again to play against Cornell in Ithaca the following day. Preparing to play their final stretch of away matches, the Red and Blue look to gain valuable wins over the course of the weekend.
10/11/17 10:41pm

Penn field hockey set for high-stakes weekend on the road

In the season’s first weekend road trip, the Quakers will face Columbia on Friday night and crosstown rival Temple on Sunday afternoon, looking for two crucial wins just past the halfway point in their season.
10/11/17 10:21pm

Penn cross country readies for huge test at Wisconsin Invitational

The Quakers hope to continue their upward trend this weekend at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin.
10/11/17 9:57pm

Penn women's soccer seeks to make a statement against Dartmouth after heartbreaking weekend

With three big points on the line, Penn women’s soccer will look to take care of business against visiting Dartmouth this weekend. 
10/11/17 7:56pm

Meet the two rapid rookies on Penn cross country who are taking the Ivy League by storm

With the teams almost halfway through the season, Penn's top two rookies have had a significant hand in the success that both the men’s and women’s teams have achieved, helping to score points at the past three meets and contribute to the dominance of the program.
10/11/17 7:45pm

With historically high rankings, Penn men's cross country looks to back up the hype

After a fourth-place finish at the Paul Short Invitational, Penn men's cross country walked away from Lehigh University ranked second in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the NCAA. With their No. 2 ranking, the Quakers have approached historic territory, matching the best ranking in program history.
10/11/17 6:39pm

Senior Abby Hong continues her meteoric rise to the top of Penn cross country

After recording impressive results in the Quakers’ first three meets of 2017, including a second-place individual finish at the Main Line Invitation, Hong’s expectations for the season are higher than they have ever been before.
10/09/17 8:28pm

Halfway through the fall season, who is Penn Athletics' MVP?

As we hit the midpoint of the semester, all of Penn Athletics' fall teams now have their seasons underway. Many players have stood out with strong starts to their campaigns, but who has been the MVP thus far? Our editors tackle the question below.
10/08/17 11:41pm

Meet the Super Seniors: Penn volleyball's veterans make the most of their time running the show

In college athletics, every new season brings plenty of new faces and, more painfully, a host of goodbyes. But this was not the case last season for one Penn team, a rarity which will make the end of this season all the more bittersweet.
10/08/17 8:33pm

Rookie Parker Jones lights up the court for Penn volleyball

Already garnering such impressive titles as Ivy League Volleyball Rookie of Week (twice in three weeks) and DP Sports’ Player of the Week, freshman Parker Jones is making her presence well-known very early in her college career.
10/08/17 7:29pm

Penn volleyball's junior captain leads the team by example

The first word that comes to mind when thinking of junior volleyball co-captain Taylor Cooper is hardworking. Dedicated to the sport and her team, Cooper constantly works to attain more both on and off the court.
10/08/17 7:19pm

Penn field hockey revives season with 3-0 victory over Dartmouth

In the Quakers’ first contest since taking a 6-0 loss at the hands of defending Ivy League champion Harvard — the team’s worst loss since 2014 — Penn made sure it wouldn’t feel that sting twice in a row. Led by a shutout from goalie Ava Rosati, the Red and Blue trounced Dartmouth, 3-0, seizing their largest margin of victory all season to stay in contention for their first Ivy League title since 2004.
10/08/17 6:40pm

Penn volleyball rallies to split weekend matches with Harvard, Dartmouth

Penn volleyball showed that on Saturday with a resilient four-set victory over Dartmouth after losing a five-set heartbreaker Harvard the previous night.
10/03/17 8:17pm

Penn women's soccer dominates game en route to 2-0 win over Delaware State

Penn women's soccer managed to pull out their first multi-goal game of the season, beating Delaware State, 2-0.
10/02/17 7:46pm

Which Penn athletics team has the best chance to capture Ivy glory?

With so many contenders, our staff faces off to debate: Which team has the best chance to finish the fall as an Ivy League Champion? 
10/01/17 9:01pm

Philadelphia 76ers take over packed Palestra for preseason scrimmage

The Palestra just saw a new shade of Red and Blue. On Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia 76ers held their Blue x White Scrimmage with the White squad squeaking out a nail-biting overtime victory in front of a raucous, packed- to-the-rafters Palestra crowd.
10/01/17 8:21pm

Penn field hockey gets destroyed by Harvard 6-0

On Saturday, Penn field hockey fell to No. 14 Harvard 6-0 on Berylson Field as the  Crimson scored four goals in the first half and finished the game with six different goal scorers on 17 total shots. Junior goalkeeper Libby Manela earned the shutout in goal for her eighth win of the season. 
10/01/17 7:59pm

Despite outplaying Cornell, Penn women's soccer fails to score in 0-0 draw

This past Friday at Rhodes Field, Penn tied Cornell in a hard-fought but scoreless battle. Coming off of a statement win against Harvard, the Quakers came out hot to start the game, firing off three shots to Cornell’s zero in the first 15 minutes of the contest.
09/28/17 12:14am

Penn field hockey seeks to keep momentum alive on high-stakes trip to Harvard

Last year, Penn field hockey lost in a riveting double-overtime match against the Harvard Crimson. What will they do differently this year to clench a win? 
09/27/17 6:39pm

Penn cross country takes a pilgrimage to Bethlehem for the Paul Short Invitational

Now, riding an incredible wave of momentum, the Quakers turn their attention to the Paul Short Invitational. After the Red and Blue take the 90 minute trek up to Bethlehem, both the men and the women will be greeted with the longest course that they have seen thus far. The men have an 8K, and the women face a 6K —a mile longer than the previous longest course.
09/27/17 6:36pm

Penn volleyball prepares for first Ivy doubleheader in tricky road trip

On Friday, the Quakers will take a trip to New Haven, Conn. to face off against Yale and on Saturday, they will head up to Providence, R.I. for a match against Brown.