Two days. Six sets. One win. One loss.
This weekend, Penn volleyball will have some intimidating guests at its Halloween party.
In 2015 Ivy League volleyball, the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
In the third set of Penn volleyball's matchup with Princeton on Saturday, coach Kerry Carr stepped onto the court to call a timeout with her team trailing 13-9, hoping to give it a chance to refocus in a pivotal set.
Penn volleyball has a lot to prove this weekend.
The story of the 2015 Ivy League volleyball campaign has been one of balance and unpredictability.
After one turn through the Ivy League, Penn Volleyball sits at 3-4.
The Red and Blue had a rough weekend on the road, dropping a hard-fought match with the four-time-defending-champion Bulldogs, 3-1, before Brown handed Carr's squad one of its most convincing defeats of the season, a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 sweep in Providence.
Penn volleyball knows the sting of a massive upset.
Fortunately for the Red and Blue, they won’t have to wait too long for a chance to dish one out of their own.
Only six days after a stunning upset at the hands of Columbia — the 279th-ranked team in Division I RPI, worst among Ivy League teams — the Quakers (9-8, 3-2 Ivy) will travel to Yale to take on the four-time defending conference champions on Friday night, before finishing their doubleheader at Brown on Saturday.
“We struggled with our blocking and our defense, and those are usually points that we’ve been pretty solid with,” coach Kerry Carr said about the surprising 3-1 loss to the Lions, in which the Red and Blue hit only .145.
As the old adage goes: “Actions speak louder than words.” However, the exception to this rule is the Penn volleyball bench, whose words are pretty darn loud.
The changing seasons bring about new colors around campus, with greens turning to oranges and browns, Red and Blue fading in favor of a shade of pink.
Penn volleyball hosted Cornell and Columbia in this weekend’s Dig Pink!
Many Penn students will be relaxing at home this weekend for fall break, but the volleyball players will be on campus, and they certainly won't be resting.
Unlike last year, Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr has the veteran firepower needed to keep the team from being reliant on freshmen.
After an average start to the season dotted with wins and losses, the Quakers hit their stride on its first weekend of league play.
Playtime is over for Penn volleyball.
With a kill in the opening set of Penn volleyball's opening game, Jasmine DeSilva's 2014 season was off to a quick start.
This past weekend marked the first time in 2015 that each of the Red and Blue's fall sports teams were in action.
For fans of Penn volleyball, Tuesday’s tilt against Delaware was the kind of game best watched between your fingers with a cringe on your face.
Every match point was a near miss for the Quakers (4-4), and the squad was unable to claw its way after conceding the first two sets to the Blue Hens (5-5) and went on to lose 3-1 despite exceptional offensive play from senior captains Alex Caldwell and Alexis Genske, who carried the attack on the court with 18 and 12 kills, respectively.
In the first set, Delaware jumped out to a 10-6 lead early, leaving Penn no chance but to chip away at the deficit point by point.
It's hard for any foray into the topic of "veteran leadership" to hit on something new, but Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr finds herself with a truly unprecedented embarrassment of riches.
Carr, the winningest and longest-tenured coach in program history, has rarely appointed more than two captains during her 18 years at the helm, and never more than three.
The Quakers finally had a chance to play on their home court this weekend. In fact, they had several.
Hosting the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Invitational, Penn volleyball defeated Fairfield in its home opener on Friday night before steamrolling Delaware State Saturday morning to extend its winning streak to four.