Articles by Sanjay Dureseti
Penn men's lacrosse wins to clinch Ivy League tournament spot, women move into tie for first placeOne team needed to win to keep its season alive. The other had the chance to move into first place in the Ivy League with a victory. And both took care of business.
You shall not pass: Penn men's lacrosse's Kevin Gayhardt makes major impact beyond the box scoreThe first thing one notices about Kevin Gayhardt is his height. At 6-foot-6 inches, the men's lacrosse senior defenseman towers above his own teammates and makes the average observer wonder if lacrosse is the right sport for him. But now? He’s the heart and soul of the defense.
Seeking to stay in Ivy title race, Penn men's lacrosse heads to CornellCornell will welcome the Quakers to Ithaca for both teams’ second Ivy League matchup of the season. The Red and Blue (3-3, 0-1 Ivy) will look to regroup after two straight losses derailed what was a promising start to the 2017 campaign.
Balanced attack propels No. 12 Penn women's lacrosse to 16-6 victory against No. 16 DukePenn’s current team certainly delivered a display worthy of a particularly historic Alumni Day. The No. 12 Quakers beat No.16 Duke at Franklin Field by a score of 16-6. The ten goal deficit represents the largest margin of victory for Penn (6-1) so far in the 2017 campaign and is indicative of an offense that has ramped up significantly over the past month.
In wild back-and-forth affair, Penn men's lacrosse stuns No. 6 Virginia, 11-10On an unseasonably warm day in front of a raucous crowd of more than 1,500 people, No. 17 Penn pulled out a wild upset win in a back-and-forth battle between two top-20 teams, beating back No. 6 Virginia’s persistent attack in an 11-10 win. A stark contrast from the Red and Blue’s easy win over St. Joseph’s, the signature win serves as a reminder of the hard road that lies ahead.
Men's Lacrosse Issue | Red and Blue looking to break into top tierThe Quakers have placed third in the Ivy standings four out of the past five years. And, despite owning the league’s best overall record and winning the year-end conference tournament in 2014, Penn has been consistently excluded from the top tier of Ivy League lacrosse.
Penn swimming and diving stays local to compete with VillanovaDays after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fervently competed for the hearts and minds of Pennsylvanians, Penn and Villanova swimmers will battle for in-state bragging rights of their own.
Swimming & Diving Issue | Veterans offer a steady hand for a transitioning squadThe men and women of Penn swimming and diving enter 2016’s spate of races with a strong sense of accomplishment.
Omitaomu's brace gets Penn men's soccer past Brown in overtimeOn a chilly night in Philadelphia, the Brown Bears began their hibernation. Just a few hours after their gridiron counterparts fell to the Ivy-leading Quakers on Franklin Field, Brown men’s soccer came up just short in a match that featured some exceptional strikes on goal.
Wrestling Issue | New recruits look to break into the teamThe new members of Penn wrestling’s freshmen class boast sterling resumes, ranging from academic honors to athletic success.
Neumann going through senior year with a vengeance after injury-plagued 2015The word “warrior”, if books and movies are to be believed, conjures the image of a battle-ready, iron-clad behemoth armed to the teeth. If you ask members of Penn men’s soccer, their more realistic version comes in the form of a 6’0 forward and Pennsylvania native named Alec Neumann. This reputation has been well-earned over the past four seasons of Quaker soccer, and Neumann has emerged as the team’s undisputed leader and central offensive cog in his final season.
Penn men's soccer suffers torrid trip to Dartmouth in 4-1 lossDr. Seuss, a Dartmouth alum, often extolled the virtues of leaving one’s comfort zone, of engaging wholeheartedly in the journey that is life.
Penn, Dartmouth men's soccer seek separation from Ivy packIt’s easy to get lost on the way to Hanover, but, after the painful circumstances of their last contest, Penn men’s soccer will be laser-focused on returning to the right path.
Penn cross country prepares for season's first major testsOn October 2, Penn cross country will travel to Lehigh to compete in the Paul Short Invitational, where both the men and women will kick off their seasons in earnest. The Quakers are coming off of first-place performances in two early-year tuneups, the Big 5 Invitational and the Main Line Invitational.
Penn men's soccer extends undefeated streak with 1-1 draw at LehighPenn men’s soccer followed I-476 with the goal of reaching Bethlehem. But, unlike the three wise men, their purpose was to take and not to give.
With overtime goal, Penn men's soccer downs La SalleOn Saturday, the players and coaches of Penn men’s soccer were greeted by friendly faces on their opponent’s sideline.
Cross Country Issue | Looking back on 2015Ask any member of the Penn cross country team and they will tell you that their focus lies on the months ahead.
Men's Soccer Issue | Quakers seek rejuvenated offense in 2016Penn men’s soccer, still nursing the wounds of last season, nevertheless enters a new year with optimism and a set of fresh, young faces who will look to make their mark on the field.
Women's lacrosse exits NCAA tournament with a whimper despite roaring startOn Saturday, No.7 Penn women’s lacrosse ended one of its best seasons in program history with an 8-4 loss to unseeded Penn State.