After trailing for nearly the entirety of their dual meet against Yale on Saturday, the Red and Blue stunned the crowd with a ridiculous effort of 49.025 points in the floor exercise, pulling off a comeback for the ages in the final event and securing an unbelievable 193.575-192.125 win.
After topping No. 9 Dartmouth on Sunday, Penn women’s squash took home another two impressive victories over the past two days, defeating No. 3 Trinity and No. 14 Drexel to move to (5-1, 1-1 Ivy) on the year.
There’s no such thing as a day off. For Penn women’s squash, it will be heading out west to Stanford for what will be their fifth game in a one-week span.
Seeking its first win over Villanova since the 2001-2002 season, this was a game Penn women's basketball wanted badly.
And for nearly three quarters, it looked like the Quakers might get it. Unfortunately for the Red and Blue, Villanova had other plans.
It’s the first time this season that a team other than Penn fencing will face off at the Quakers’ home stage, and if things go Penn’s way, those teams won’t be eager to come back.
The Red and Blue host five teams in the Philadelphia Invitational this weekend. Penn will face off against Cornell, Northwestern, Sacred Heart, Temple and Duke in the Coach Dave Micahnik Center.
Saturday was just the beginning.
After recording its highest team score since February 2015 in the first meet of the season this past Saturday in Washington DC, Penn gymnastics looks poised to have a breakout season in 2017.
Overall, the 2015-2016 season was one of improvement for Penn gymnastics.
Penn gymnastics is looking for a fresh start.
After placing a disappointing fourth place in the Ivy League last season, Penn is hoping to raise its performance level with the help of an impressive group of six new recruits. And if the opening meet of the season was any indication, this class is ready to make an immediate impact to help the Red and Blue get back to the top.
When the Quakers take to the mats for the first time since last weekend’s eye-opening performance with a home showdown against Yale, the task for coach John Ceralde’s squad will be simple: prove to the gymnastics world that the stellar season opener was no fluke.
In Villanova (8-9, 4-3 Big East), Penn will face a surging team that has won four of its last five contests. The Wildcats' defense has been strong lately, giving up just 54.2 points per game over that stretch. Villanova has given the Quakers fits in recent years, as the Wildcats have won the previous 14 meetings, dating all the way back to the 2001-2002 season. The matchup also has an interesting side-storyline: Penn and Villanova are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in fewest turnovers per game nationally.
“I want to be a part of one of the best teams Penn has ever had,” Penn gymnastics freshman Tara Mills told Penn Athletics before the season started.
Through one meet, Mills and her teammates are off to a pretty good start.
Two down, check.
On Sunday, Penn fencing recorded another strong showing in the second event of its January non-conference campaign.
It may not have been the best start to Ivy League play, but Penn squash’s weekend was about on par with expectations.
Collegiate powerhouse Harvard and their travel partners Dartmouth came to the Ringe Squash Courts, and the Crimson rolled through the men and women on Saturday.
Once again, Harvard ruined a perfect afternoon.
In their first, last and only home meet of the season, the Penn men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Brown and Harvard for the final Ivy dual race of the season.
Two days, two Ivy League teams, and two commanding victories for Penn’s women’s basketball.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned this weekend, it’s that we can trust this team more than we could ever trust any individual player on it.
Things are back to normal at the Palestra.
After losing its first three home games this season, Penn women's basketball finally found its home court advantage with two comfortable wins over Brown and Yale.
Penn women’s basketball beat Yale tonight 66-55 in their second conference matchup, making the Quakers 2-0 in the Ivy League. After a pretty back-and-forth first quarter, the Red and Blue took control and stifled the Bulldogs the rest of the way, keeping Penn unbeaten in conference play and therefore atop the league standings. Here’s a breakdown of each individual's performance.
When over half of the shots go in, it’s probably safe to say it’s been a good night.
Penn women's basketball cruised to a routine 66-55 win over Yale on Saturday night at the Palestra, recording a season-high 52 percent shot accuracy from the field.
It’s safe to say that Michelle Nwokedi had an enjoyable first week of January.
The 6-foot-3 junior forward led the Penn women’s basketball team to two wins, one in California against UC Riverside and the other to open Ivy play at Princeton.
As a reward for her efforts in those victories, Nwokedi was named co-Ivy League Player of the Week.
For one Penn women’s squash player, the rise to the top just keeps on going.
While the rest of campus was taking time off in December, sophomore Reeham Salah had a busy winter break, traveling to France to compete for Team USA in the World Women’s Team Squash Championships.
No. 1 vs. No. 2. It doesn’t get any more important than this.
Penn squash has a high-stakes weekend coming up, including a top-two clash for the women against top-ranked Harvard.
How do you follow up a fourth quarter, come from behind victory against your biggest rival on their home court in the conference play opener?
For Penn women's basketball, the answer is hopefully with two more wins.
The Quakers (7-4, 1-0 Ivy), fresh off their 62-57 defeat of Princeton last Saturday, cannot afford to sit back and relax, as they begin to move into the heart of Ivy play this weekend.
New year, same great Penn fencing.
This past weekend, the Quakers' fencing teams recorded strong efforts at the North American Cup (NAC) in Columbus, Ohio to bring in the new year.
While most of us were off relaxing over winter break, Penn sports teams were busy at work. Our editors debate: Which team had the best winter break?
The first Weekend MVP Award of the year goes to Penn women's basketball junior guard Beth Brzozowski.
LOS ANGELES — There comes a point in between semesters where you need a break from winter break. That’s just what Penn women’s basketball got with a five-day working vacation in California this past week.
While everyone was relaxing during winter break, there was no time off for Penn swimming and diving, as both the men's and women's teams took on Dartmouth and Yale in their second Ivy League Tri-Meet of the season.
Penn women’s basketball went to Princeton on Saturday to open up their Ivy League season with an absolute thriller.
As for the players, there was a mixed bag of performances. Below here are our first ever player ratings:
After an extremely back-and-forth game, the Quakers pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and held off a last minute onslaught by the Tigers to win by the score of 62-57.
Penn women's basketball knows the road to an Ivy League championship goes through Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. After all, it was in that very building that the Quakers won the Ivy title last year and officially punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
LOS ANGELES — The team that came to California was not going to defend its Ivy title. It isn’t just that Penn women’s basketball hadn’t been playing well — though that was certainly the case.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the City of Angels, a star was born.
Thanks to a team-high 15 points from freshman Phoebe Sterba, Penn women’s basketball completed a sweep of its California adventure with a 71-55 win over UC Riverside on Monday.
Behind a career-high 13 points from sophomore forward Princess Aghayere, Penn took unquestionably its top win of the season, topping Cal State Northridge, 47-36, in a gritty defensive battle.
A lot can happen in three weeks.
When Penn women’s basketball next takes to the court, three weeks will have gone by since the team’s last outing.
Last Saturday, the Quakers won a nail-biter against Richmond 47-44, but now they’ll have a new challenge, not playing basketball.
“It’s a chance for us to take a little bit of a pause and reflect on where we are at,” coach Mike McLaughlin said.
The Penn women’s and men’s squash teams go into the winter break having two somewhat distinct experiences to start their seasons.
With only preseason tournaments under their belt thus far, Penn’s men and women fencing teams will look to use winter break as one of the final tune-ups before the rigors of the conference season begin.
Sports Editor-elect Jonathan Pollack:
For me, the best part of Penn Athletics this year was sprint football winning its first outright CSFL title since 2000, so the best moment should come from that season.
For the second time this week, Penn women's basketball went right down the stretch.
This time, however, it was much happier with the result.
This was a game Penn should’ve won.
With leads late in both the 4th quarter and overtime, it was the Quakers’ game for the taking.
Penn women's basketball, playing far better of late, will look for far better results in its second Big 5 contest.
The Quakers (3-3) will be at home on Wednesday night to take on La Salle (4-4) for some midweek action at the Palestra.
Sometimes Red, White and Blue comes before Red and Blue. For Penn squash phenom Reeham Salah, that was the case when she joined up with Team USA for the Women’s World Team Championships last weekend in Paris, France.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Just don’t tell that to Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.
Sometimes in sports, everything just clicks, and you make the game look so easy.
That's what happened today for Penn's women's basketball, as they cruised to a 63-39 victory over Wagner.
Both the men's and women's teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio, for their final meet of 2016: the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College. Over the course of the three-day meet, both teams cruised to first-place finishes, blowing out the closest competition.
Carr finishes her tenure as the winningest coach in program history at 282-221 (149-95 Ivy).
Just what the doctor ordered.
After a slow start to the season, Penn women’s basketball headed to Lafayette seeking a win to turn their season around.
They're already Philly's finest; now it's time to take it nationwide.
Penn men's and women's swimming are on the road to Gambier, Ohio this Thursday to compete in the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College.
A good night’s rest can make a big difference.
That’s one thing Penn women's basketball will be hoping for when they step on the court against Lafayette on Wednesday.
Championships are won in the offseason; so goes the age-old cliché. This saying holds true for the members of the Penn Squash team as well, but there’s another, more accurate saying for what they do in the offseason: championships are won all over the world.
Just as it does with other sports, the offseason presents an extended opportunity for squash players to hone their craft and improve specific aspects of their game, be it fitness, technique, or movement.
Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific.
Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.