After a slow start to Ivy League play, Penn women’s soccer is preparing itself for a redeeming road trip up to Columbia on Friday.
On a brisk Monday night at Rhodes Field, the Quakers played nearly flawless soccer. From a statistical standpoint, Penn dominated the box score in every column except the one that mattered most: the final score.
On a frigid, rain-swept night, 110 minutes of play were not enough to separate Penn women’s soccer and Cornell, who battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw.
Rewind to four weeks ago.
It was a clear late-August day and Sasha Stephens had just stepped onto Rhodes Field clad in Red and Blue for the first time.
An undefeated women’s soccer team will take to Rhodes Field this Friday, one of two squads yet to post a loss in Division I.
Tear, strain, break, and fracture. In the midst of a season packed with daily practices and arduous games, injuries are an unfortunate and inevitable part of all sports.
For Penn women's soccer, injuries are the ill-fated reality with which they must deal.
If you're going to come at the queens, you best not miss.
Unfortunately for Penn women's soccer, the squad allowed too many opportunities to its opponent on Saturday, conceding 25 shots en route to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of two-time defending Ivy League champion Harvard.
The Quakers (4-2-2, 0-1-0 Ivy) had high hopes for their first Ancient Eight contest of the season.
Only four members of the current Penn women’s soccer squad remember what it feels like to beat Harvard.
This past weekend marked the first time in 2015 that each of the Red and Blue's fall sports teams were in action.
When Penn women’s soccer assistant coach Emily Oliver stepped on the soccer field four years ago on December 4th, her objective was clear.
It was the finals of 2011 College Cup, the NCAA women’s soccer national championship, and her team, the Stanford Cardinal, was facing Duke.
The fall season may still be quite young for Penn Athletics, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any surprises. So now, with most Red and Blue teams having gotten their seasons under way, we take the opportunity to talk about the squads that have made us reconsider our preseason expectations.
The first big road trip of the season is always a challenge, and while Penn women’s soccer’s weekend in South Carolina was by no means perfect, the two games the squad played allowed for plenty of causes for optimism.
Despite picking up their first loss of the season on Friday night in a 2-1 game against No.
Three games into Nicole Van Dyke’s tenure, Penn women’s soccer is firing on all cylinders. And to hear her players tell it, most of the credit should go to the first year coach.
Fresh off a successful season opener, Penn women’s soccer turns this weekend to games against Temple and Mount Saint Mary’s at Rhodes Field.
The Quakers (1-0-0) will look to continue the strong offensive play that guided them to a 3-1 victory over Seton Hall last Sunday.
For just about everyone, college is about new experiences. A new city perhaps, new friends, new teachers. And for athletes, a whole new team filled with unfamiliar faces.
On any given weekend afternoon at Rhodes Field, you’ll see women charging up and down the turf, bold red block letters branding “PENN” across their chests.
After a tough 2014 campaign, one that featured the loss of All-American defender Caroline Dwyer to injury before Ivy League play and ended with the departure of longtime coach Darren Ambrose, Penn women’s soccer looks to rebound this season.
The 2015-16 school year is about to get underway, and along with new students filling into Huntsman Hall and the Quad, a handful of rookies have a chance to make an immediate impact for Penn Athletics.
Recently hired Penn women’s soccer coach Nicole Van Dyke started from humble beginnings, but she comes to Penn with the ambitious goal of putting the Quakers on a national stage.
Taking the program to new heights will be no small feat, as Van Dyke succeeds Darren Ambrose, one of the most successful and prolific coaches in Ivy League history.
Penn women’s soccer coach Darren Ambrose, one of Penn’s longest tenured head coaches and the winningest coach in program history, resigned to take the head coaching position at Vanderbilt.