Penn Announces 2006 Volleyball Schedule

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania has announced its 2006 women’s volleyball schedule.

The Quakers will kick off the 2006 campaign with a southern homecoming for seniors Elizabeth Hurst and Meredith Damore on Friday, Sept. 8 at the UNC Charlotte Tournament against the 49ers, followed by North Florida and East Carolina on Saturday. One week later, Penn travels to the west coast for the Cal State Fullerton Tournament. On Friday, Sept. 15 the Red and Blue face San Diego State; Saturday, the Quakers play Cal State Fullerton and Lipscomb.

Penn hosts the Sheraton-Penn Invitational Sept. 23-24. Penn will play Binghamton on Saturday, Fairleigh Dickinson and another opponent to be announced on Sunday. On Wednesday, Sept. 27 Penn rounds out its preseason slate hosting Villanova at 5 p.m.

In Ivy League play, Penn gets its feet wet in the conference with Princeton on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The Quakers hit the road to play Harvard (Friday, Oct. 6) and Dartmouth (Saturday, Oct. 7), then return home with Columbia (Friday, Oct. 13) and defending Ivy League champion Cornell (Saturday, Oct. 14). Penn heads back to New England to take on Yale (Friday, Oct. 20) and Brown (Saturday, Oct. 21) and then return home for a four-match home stand. The Red and Blue welcome Dartmouth (Friday, Oct. 27) and Harvard (Saturday, Oct. 28) and Brown (Friday, Nov. 3) and Yale (Saturday, Nov. 4)

The Quakers close out the season with three matches on the road – at Cornell (Friday, Nov. 10), Columbia (Saturday, Nov. 11) and at Princeton (Wednesday, Nov. 15)

“The California trip should be challenging, but prepare us for the tough Ivy League season,” said Head Coach Kerry Carr. “The Southern trip will be great exposure to our fellow alumni down there who have not had the opportunity to see Penn volleyball in person.We look forward to playing in that region to get our senior class back near home.“

Penn went 10-16 overall in 2005, including a 7-7 Ivy League mark.

2006 PENN VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

University of North Carolina Charlotte Tournament

Friday, September 8 at. UNC-Charlotte7 p.m.

Saturday, September 9vs. North Florida 10 a.m.

vs. East Carolina5 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton Tournament

Friday, September 15 vs. San Diego State 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 16vs. Cal State Fullerton10 a.m.

vs. Lipscomb 4:30 p.m.

SHERATON-PENN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Saturday, Sept. 23BINGHAMTON 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24TBA 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27VILLANOVA 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 30PRINCETON* 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3LA SALLE 7 p.m.

Friday, October 6 at Harvard* 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 7 at Dartmouth 4 p.m.

Friday, October 13COLUMBIA* 7 p.m. (Family Weekend)

Saturday, October 14CORNELL* 4 p.m.

Friday, October 20 at Yale*7 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 at Brown* 4 p.m.

Friday, October 27DARTMOUTH* 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 28HARVARD* 4 p.m.

Friday, November 3BROWN* 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 4YALE* 4 p.m.

Friday, November 10 at Cornell* 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 11at Columbia* 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November15 at Princeton*7 p.m.

*Ivy League match

Home matches in BOLD CAPS played at The Palestra