The last two weeks of conference play will decide which teams qualify for the tournament and where those teams will be seeded.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball's huge second half, new records in swimming and track and field, and a goalie stepping up big time for women's lacrosse.
For women’s basketball’s Kendall Grasela and sprint football’s Griffin Fitzsimmons, their athletic challenges have been supplemented with changes to their academic career path.
Penn women’s squash dropped their first match at the Howe Cup to Princeton Friday, putting them in the consolation bracket where they defeated Columbia before ultimately losing to Stanford.
Its record from last meet was 193.725, but on Saturday, the team could not top that, falling down to a still respectable 192.200.
After four long days of competition, the Quakers finished with 921.5 points, behind Princeton with 1301.0, Yale with 1490.5 and eventual champion Harvard at 1616.0.
Facing live competition for the first time since being stunned in the first round of last spring’s NCAA Tournament, the Quakers looked ready for redemption on Saturday against Delaware in both teams’ season opener. Led by seven combined goals from Alex Condon and Gabby Rosenzweig, the Red and Blue overcame a sloppy start to finish on a 7-1 run, turning a close game into a comfortable 12-5 win.
The Quakers used a burst of second half scoring to top Columbia on Friday, 75-39, then a strong defensive effort to take down Cornell 53-39 the next day.
When Penn senior guard and captain Anna Ross picked up her second foul less than five minutes into the game, it would’ve been perfectly reasonable to think the Quakers were in trouble.
It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. The Red and Blue ended up getting nearly everyone involved, as 11 different players scored points
With the mercury ever falling, Penn women’s squash will be looking to finish the season on a high note at the CSA National Team championships.
The Quakers have some major momentum halfway through their season, setting a season-high team score in each of their five meets. And with the Ivy Classic right around the corner, the team is eager to keep buliding into peak condition, facing Penn State and Cornell on Saturday.
After a 20-point loss to Princeton, Penn women’s basketball will look to get its season back on the right track this weekend as it takes on Ivy League bottom-dwellers Columbia and Cornell on the road.
Penn fencing coach Andy Ma has won his third consecutive Ivy League Coach of the Year award, this year winning the men’s and women’s Co-Coach of the Year. The previous two seasons, he was named Coach of the Year for the men’s side.
With the Ivy League Championships quickly approaching, Penn men's swimming and diving has been actively preparing and building confidence for the meet next Thursday.
Besides two races, Hu has finished first every single time she’s lined up on the blocks for the 200 fly so far.
Penn women’s lacrosse will hold their season opener against Delaware this weekend at Franklin Field. The core of last year’s Ivy League Championship team is returning to defend its title this season.
For nearly a decade, Swirbalus has trained with six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, forming a strong bond in the process.
The Quakers struggled in all facets of the game, especially on offense, where they recorded season-lows in points, field goal percentage, and assists.
Penn women’s basketball’s Tuesday night matchup against Princeton was a highly anticipated one, with the two teams playing for the first place spot in the Ivy League. However, Princeton came out of the gates strong and never let Penn get too close, ultimately beating the Quakers, 60-40.