As winter teams aim to finish their seasons on a strong note, spring teams strive for a good start to theirs. Here’s a look at the key competitions this weekend.
Saturday's game between Penn women's lacrosse and Johns Hopkins was tightly contested, but the Quakers emerged victorious.
Whether it’s electronic dance music – EDM, for short – to get the blood flowing or a slow song to mourn a tough loss, music serves a multitude of purposes for athletes at Penn.
For some of the more veteran players on Penn women’s lacrosse, the three-game road stretch to open this season will feel like déjà vu.
When asked to provide her insights into rest of the Ivy League, Penn women’s lacrosse coach Karin Corbett first remarked upon the L
eague’s ascension as a whole.
Joining a new team as a freshman is never easy, especially when that team is ranked No. 10 in the country.
As the Quakers dominated their first game of the year with a 15-4 win over Delaware, Barry led the charge, scoring four goals and recording an assist.
Sage was the first ever head coach for both teams at Penn and coached for a total of 50 seasons — leading women’s lacrosse for 26 years and field hockey for 24 years.
The Red and Blue kicked the 2019 season off with a 15-4 drubbing of Delaware on the road, led by junior midfielder Erin Barry's four goals.
In this edition of our 10-Year Ivy League project, we track the most competitive rivalries in the past decade of Ivy sports.
There are several Ivy League sports teams that have been the definition of the word “dynasty” in recent years. Yet as strong as some of these programs have been, only one can be the best of the best.
The undefeated Sea Wolves scored the game’s first seven goals and didn’t slow down much from there on their home field, cruising to an 18-5 win to end the Red and Blue’s season.
After Quakers freshman Zoe Belodeau finished her fifth goal of the evening with only 14 seconds left in the second overtime, it was the Red and Blue who would survive after winning an instant classic, 15-14 game over the Nittany Lions.
Penn never led in the contest, and Princeton scored the game’s final three goals, earning a 13-10 victory and the accompanying automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Despite allowing No. 3 seed Dartmouth to finish the game on a 7-1 run, No. 2 Penn held on for a 16-14 win, advancing to Sunday’s conference championship likely against No. 1 seed Princeton.
With Saturday’s 14-11 victory at Yale, Penn women’s lacrosse cemented another fantastic season and earned itself its 11th league title in the past 12 seasons.
However, a slow start and numerous penalties doomed the Quakers in a 21-8 road loss at the hands of the Tigers for Penn's first conference loss of the season.
Natalie Stefan joined Penn women’s lacrosse as a midfielder, but she will leave the program as a defender. After suffering multiple ACL injuries over the course of her college career, the senior has moved to a new role on the team, and she’s thriving.
The No. 10 Quakers (11-2, 5-0 Ivy), the only undefeated team in the league, can clinch at least a share of their third straight conference title with a win, while the No. 18 Tigers (8-5, 4-1) can create a three-way tie atop the Ancient Eight standings by pulling off the upset.
Belodeau had already comfortably broken the school’s single-season freshman points record entering the weekend, but even in such a historic year, this might have been her top performance yet.