In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, a pair of cousins dominated for sprint football, a month-long shutout streak came to an end, and Penn football failed to stop Yale's ground game.
The Quakers saw a game full of action in New Haven, Conn. on Saturday. In a physical, back-and-forth affair, the the two squads ended the day tied 1-1.
The junior forward continued her landmark season on Saturday, scoring both of the Red and Blue’s goals in the team’s 2-1 win at Yale to seal an important Ivy win.
Penn women’s soccer (11-1-1, 4-0-1 Ivy) took charge of the game in the first half, as continued pressure from plays built by senior winger Sasha Stephens materialized into multiple chances that the Quakers were unable to convert.
With its chances of winning an Ivy League title on the line, Penn field hockey was able to secure a huge win against Yale in a 2-0 victory in New Haven, Conn.
Penn defeated Caldwell 38-14 on a crisp afternoon at Franklin Field after back-to-back losses to two Chestnut Hill and Army, the latter of which beat Penn in the championship game last year.
With the start of the men's and women's seasons both coming within the next three weeks, here are a few players from both squads to keep an eye on after their impressive performances today.
Despite their momentum, the Red and Blue never settled into the match with the Tigers, as they fell in straight sets to Princeton for the second time this year.
Playing at home against a backup quarterback with all the momentum on their side, the potential comeback was all but scripted. But the opportunity, like the snap, went right over their heads.
No team with more than one loss has ever won an Ivy title, so a second Ivy loss could be fatal for the Red and Blue’s Ivy championship hopes. Penn currently sits at third in the Ivy League behind both Harvard and Princeton.
Once the opening kickoff came for Penn football against Yale, almost everything that could do wrong did for the Red and Blue.
Follow along as Penn football looks to defeat the Yale Bulldogs under the lights at Franklin Field
The Quakers will get to put their newfound momentum to the test against Princeton after earning their first Ivy wins of the season by taking down Columbia and Cornell last weekend.
Last year, the Red and Blue shellacked the Cougars to the tune of 69-6. Caldwell should merely be looked at as a stepping stone, a confidence booster before the Quakers they play divisional rival Navy next week.
Penn women’s basketball took second in the Ivy League preseason poll with 107 points and two first-place votes, while Princeton unanimously captured first place with 133 points and 14 of the 17 first-place votes.
On Saturday, Penn men’s and women’s basketball will play at home in the annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. The two intrasquad games mark the Quakers’ first public competition this season, giving both old and new players a chance to impress their coaches and shine in front of the teams’ fans.
This Saturday, the Quakers, currently on a four-game win streak and nine matches without a loss, will travel to New Haven to battle a familiar foe in Yale.
Penn football will play on Friday night for the first time this season in its home matchup against Yale. Aside from the spectacle of playing under Friday night lights, the contest will also be on ESPNU, making it a nationally-televised affair.
This Saturday, the Quakers (2-4-4, 0-3 Ivy) will face off against the Bulldogs (6-4-2, 1-1-1) at Reese Stadium in New Haven, CT.
In the throes of Ivy League play, our staff decided to take a look at the best individual performers of Penn Athletics' fall season.