For most of Penn’s undergraduate population, the end of the final exam period signals the time for kicking back, relaxing and fondly looking back at the previous year.
But for a very lucky, very small fraction of the student body, the onset of summer simply means business as usual.
Playing on a varsity spring sport inherently carries the risk of playing past the school year’s conclusion, and 2016 was no exception.
Penn men’s lacrosse came in as the underdogs, and they almost pulled off the upset. Taking on second-seeded Yale as the No. 3 seed in the Ivy League Tournament, the Quakers fell in their first-round matchup with the Bulldogs, 7-6, on Friday.
Slip slip, slide away.
After lightning delayed the start of Tuesday's game by almost an hour, Penn men's came back from a three-goal, fourth-quarter deficit to tie the score 8-8, before falling in overtime to Philly neighbor Saint Joseph's, 9-8, in the team's regular season finale.
“I think our biggest issue on the day was facing off,” coach Mike Murphy said.
Numbers carry a great deal of significance in the world of sports. 23, 99 and 42 may be a simple arrangement of digits to some.
After clinching a berth in the Ivy tournament, you might think that Penn's men’s lacrosse team has done its job.
As the spring season starts to wind down, there are a number of Penn teams in the hunt for an Ivy title and beyond.
And that’s two.
Late last night in good ol’ Baltimore, the Quakers were able to build on their Ivy win Saturday to defeat UMBC in a non-conference game 8-7.
The Red and Blue got the first point on the board with an unassisted goal from midfield Tyler Dunn just 34 seconds into the game.
But the Retrievers didn’t let Penn stay up for long.
Less than a day after hundreds of students flocked to Franklin Field to experience the musical stylings of Chance the Rapper, Penn men’s lacrosse put on an equally compelling performance of its own.
On Saturday, a crowd of 718 — which included a number of former players who returned to celebrate the team’s Alumni Day — took in an exciting, back-and-forth game.
After the stage comes down and the sun comes up, Franklin Field will transform back from a concert venue to a stadium.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Penn men’s lacrosse will host Harvard in an attempt to snap out of a three-game losing streak
It’s not often in college athletics that a freshman can come in and enjoy the success you'd expect from a seasoned veteran.
On Saturday, despite unseasonably cold temperatures and the steady fall of snow on Franklin Field, the Bears refused to hibernate.
That’s the only word needed to describe the Penn men’s lacrosse’s 11-10 overtime loss to the top team in the nation, Ivy rival Yale.
Although Penn men's lacrosse is scheduled to face a familiar foe this weekend, the Quakers will be excused if they don’t recognize the other team on the field.
On Saturday, the Red and Blue (5-3, 2-0 Ivy) will travel to New Haven, Conn., to take on Yale, a team that has asserted itself as a new power in Division I lacrosse.
After two consecutive Ivy wins, the Red and Blue fell, 13-8, to No. 6 Maryland at their home turf of Franklin Field on Tuesday.
Two for two.
After a 9-6 victory over Cornell this past Saturday at Franklin Field, Penn men’s lacrosse remains undefeated in the Ivy League.
The toughest steel is forged in the hottest fire.
That is clearly the belief of Penn men's lacrosse coach Mike Murphy, who, in crafting this year’s schedule of play, ensured that his young team would have to stand the heat.
Penn men’s lacrosse put on offensive clinic Saturday against Princeton (2-4, 0-1 Ivy) at the Tigers’ Class of ’52 Stadium, scoring eight more goals than their previous season-high of 12 to cruise to a 20-10 victory in their first Ivy contest of the season.
While most Penn students enjoyed a restful week off from classes to return to their families, Penn men’s lacrosse was hard at work, playing three games in seven days to close out the first part of its schedule before Ivy play begins.
College kids across America are celebrating the arrival of spring break, and after today, Penn men’s lacrosse is likely no exception.
This spring break, Penn men’s lacrosse will be jetting off to the beautiful, warm, tropical ... Pennsylvania.
Facing off against Penn State, Lafayette and Villanova before classes start up again, the Red and Blue do indeed have a busy week ahead of them.