It was a trial by fire for Penn women’s soccer this weekend, as they fell victim to a powerful Maryland side led by a familiar face under the sweltering heat at Rhodes Field.
A season of tempests and droughts.
That was the volatile nature of Penn Women’s Soccer’s often-electrifying, often-frustrating 2015 campaign.
The women’s soccer program just released their schedule for the 2016 season, but you’d be forgiven if you thought they posted the wrong one.
This season’s list of fixtures looks remarkably similar to last season’s, head coach Nicole Van Dyke’s first in charge of the Red and Blue.
As spring semester ended and students prepared to embark on their various summer journeys, one women’s soccer player had reason to be especially excited.
Erica Higa, a sophomore midfielder for the Red and Blue, traveled to Rwanda alongside fellow Penn Athletics representative coach Kerry Major Carr of women’s volleyball and around ten other Penn students and faculty as part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Rwanda Gashora Program.
The program was created to explore the possibilities of using solar energy and information communication technology in low-resource communities in developing countries.
On Saturday, mere hours after Penn football triumphed in front of a raucous home crowd, the women’s soccer team faced Princeton on Rhodes Field.
Penn women’s soccer has nothing to lose.
It was storybook night for one of the Ivy League soccer teams playing in Providence this weekend. Unfortunately, that team wasn’t Penn.
Halloween is the time for instilling fear in others, and the women’s soccer team looks set to terrify all who stand in its way.
But these buckets aren’t being interpreted in the traditional sense. Instead, they’re taking the form of bucket hats, and Penn women’s soccer has a surprising amount of them.
It’s do or die for women’s soccer. And do they will.
With three games to go in Ivy League play, the Red and Blue (5-3-5, 0-1-3 Ivy) find themselves fifth, but in clear striking distance of third place.
Two Penn freshman – football’s Christian Pearson and women’s soccer’s Sasha Stevens – were named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week in their respective sports Monday.
It was a dark night at Rhodes Field on Saturday, and not just because the lights went out.
After grabbing the lead early in the second half and waiting through two game delays due to technical trouble, Penn women’s soccer came within 19 seconds of registering their first Ivy League win of the season.
Keep the floodgates open.
After breaking its eight game goal drought on Tuesday against American, Penn women's soccer will seek to end another drought within its 2015 season - a winless Ivy record.
On Tuesday night under the lights at Rhodes Field, something clicked for the embattled women’s soccer squad.
Heading into Tuesday’s tilt with American, the Quakers (5-3-4) had only scored one goal in their previous six games.
You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, but you can still miss a hundred percent of the shots you do take.
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.