In its opening match of the year, Penn took care of business in its season opener and first leg of the weekend’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, defeating Colgate in straight sets.
This weekend, Penn volleyball will get to start its season off with a little bit of home cooking.
A slow start, a fierce comeback and a tough loss.
In many ways, the third set of Saturday’s match against Yale was a microcosm of the season for Penn’s volleyball team.
The Ivy League title may be out of reach for Penn volleyball, but there is still the chance to end the season on a long winning streak and with a victory against every team in the Ivy League.
Down 14-12 in a fifth set and facing two match point opportunities for Harvard, Penn women’s volleyball showed the resilience that has made it so dominant over the past few weeks.
In its second match of the season against Dartmouth, Penn volleyball extended its five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on the road at Leede Arena, 19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13.
The Quakers ended their five-game home stand with four consecutive wins, including a five-set win over Cornell on Friday and a three-set win against Columbia on Saturday.
Nearly a month after defeating Cornell in five sets in Ithaca, the Quakers found themselves in a similar back and forth affair. Once again, Penn prevailed taking a five-set victory over the Big Red.
Currently sitting in a two-way tie for third with Brown, the Quakers want to use tactics that worked last weekend to knock off fifth-place Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
In a rematch against Princeton, who won the previous matchup in five sets, the Quakers pulled out a straight set victory.
When the Penn volleyball team takes on conference rival Princeton, it won’t just be playing for the Red and Blue — they’ll be playing for pink.
With the most fans in attendance all season, Penn volleyball faced off against Harvard, losing in four sets. The Red and Blue rebounded against Dartmouth on Saturday as they beat the Big Green, 3-1.
Cancer is a word that hits home for many. For Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr, it hit home back in 2008 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Penn volleyball split its weekend road trip, winning in straight sets at Brown after a four-set loss to defending Ivy League champion Yale.
In the final game of their month-long road trip, the Quakers swept Brown in straight sets, marking Penn’s first sweep of an Ivy opponent this year.
Penn ended the Bulldogs’ streak of 20 consecutive sets won, but were ultimately overhwhelmed and fell, 3-1.
The Quakers claimed their first Ivy League victory of the season with a five-set win over Cornell, 3-2. Penn (7-7, 1-2 Ivy) managed to salvage its New York road trip after a loss to Columbia on Friday night.
Penn played tough throughout the match, but lapses in the final two sets doomed its chances.
If you ask the Penn volleyball team, it will say that it’s in the midst of a good season. But the Quakers have not been at 100 percent for the majority of the year, and it is always hard for a team plagued with injuries to fire on all cylinders.
For a defensive-minded team like Penn volleyball, the Quakers’ offensive fireworks this year has been uncharacteristic.