Penn Defeats Radford, 3-0 in Volleyball Action

Charlottesville, Va- Junior Cara Thomason had 13 kills to pace the Quakers to a 3-0 victory over Radford in the Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup Tournament at the University of Virginia. Eleven Quakers played in the match at a variety of positions, something that Head Coach Kerry Carr thought was very positive.

“It was great to see a lot of people play well,” Carr said. “We ran two different offenses, and the team adjusted to and dealt with the position changes just fine.”

Freshman Laura Black had 10 kills and three service aces during the match. Thomason also added eight services aces, scoring a total of 21.5 points for the match. The Quakers (2-0) struggled through four tie scores and three lead changes on their way to winning the first game 32-30. They toughed it out against a very competitive Radford (2-4) team, winning the second game 30-18 and the third 30-25.

Said Carr, “Radford is a very good team, a very scrappy team. I was proud of how well the girls pulled out each game.”

Radford was led by senior Tiffany Guthrie, who had eight kills for the Highlanders.

The Quakers are next in action on Saturday, Sept. 11 at against the of Virginia in the conclusion of the Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup Tournament.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant