The roller-coaster season for Penn volleyball has screeched to its stop, and the team’s final weekend of matches shows that the ride will need some maintenance moving forward.
With only two games remaining in the year, Penn volleyball is looking to conclude their season in style.
After coming off a turbulent weekend, the Quakers (8-15, 5-7 Ivy) are looking to regain their stride tomorrow evening against Brown in Providence before facing Yale on Saturday.
After matchup with Dartmouth on Friday night that saw Penn handle its Ivy League foe in three sets, the Red and Blue were primed for a matchup against first place Harvard. Despite a strong effort, though, the Quakers fell in five sets.
Senior weekend started out well for Penn volleyball.
The Quakers strung together consecutive Ivy wins for the first time this season as the Red and Blue took down the Dartmouth in straight sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.
In the first set, Penn (5-6) leapt to a lead.
For a team two games under .500, Penn volleyball sure is enthusiastic.
The Palestra was just as loud during Wednesday night’s practice as it has been all season, even after another head-scratching weekend for the Quakers.
Led by junior captain Alexis Genske, the Quakers (7-14, 4-6 Ivy) cruised to a 3-1 victory at Columbia on Saturday.
Unfortunately for Penn, lighting occasionally strikes twice. On Friday beneath the lights of Jadwin Arena, the Quakers suffered another tough loss to Princeton in a four set grudge match.
The recent rise of play within the Ivy League has been a swift one. With schools scrambling to get the one or two pieces to complete their Ivy League title puzzles, competition for recruits has never been so high.
It was a rollercoaster of emotions for Penn volleyball this weekend, as the team struggled to close out Harvard, but then topped Dartmouth.
Penn volleyball suffered its most heartbreaking loss of the season Friday night, as the Red and Blue dropped the last three sets against Harvard to lose 3-2.
Volleyball is a team sport. But this weekend, the Quakers will need to deal with a pair of standout individuals.
Volleyball, Men's Soccer and Cross Country have all had their ups and downs this season.
With pink jerseys across the board to support Dig Pink!, Penn split their weekend matches against Yale and Brown.
The "Dig Pink" weekend began in the Quakers, as Penn volleyball fell to Ivy powerhouse Yale on Friday.
Penn volleyball is playing for more than just wins this weekend as the Quakers are involved with the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink! rally.
With three games of their Ivy League season in the books, Penn will have their hands full this weekend as they face Yale and Brown.
Penn volleyball came out of the weekend a different team than it was when it began.
The Red and Blue lost to Columbia in three sets, falling to 0-2 in Ivy League play with Cornell coming to the Palestra on Saturday.
With last weekend behind them, the Red and Blue look now to face the Lions for their first win in Ivy League play. Though conference games just started and Quaker confidence is still high, an 0-2 Ivy record for Penn would not bode well.
Only one game into Ivy season, is it too early to talk about the future of Penn volleyball? Not when the future starts now, and especially when that future is starting at hitter, blocker, and libero. As the Quakers took the court against Dayton, three freshmen were part of the starting lineup: outside hitter Aimee Stephenson, middle blocker Kendall Covington, and libero Emmy Friedler.