PROVIDENCE R.I. The University of Pennsylvania women's volleyball team (8-13, 5-5) saw its two match winning streak come to an end on Friday night at the hands of Brown(9-12, 6-4) 30-19, 30-22, 37-35.
In the first game, the Quakers got out to a sluggish start and had to play from behind. The Bears established a five point lead mid-way through the game and never let the Red and Blue get closer.
Game two saw Penn down by as many as 14-3. Despite their best efforts; the Quakers could only cut the deficit to five again.
The third game was hands down the Red and Blue's most thrilling single game of the season. Penn jumped out to an early 9-5 lead, but let the Bears back in by scoring five straight points to go up 11-9. Brown played with the lead until they committed an attack error to knot things up at 28 a piece. The score went back-and-forth the rest of the way. Brown still kept the advantage, but the Quakers refused to let them end the game. An Anna Shlimak kill tied the score at 35-35, but a Lauren Gibbs kill and a Penn attack error gave Brown the win.
Laura Black and Kathryn Turner put forth solid efforts with 10 kills a piece. Black also had 11 digs for a double-double. Elizabeth Hurst again played solid at libero with 21 digs.
The Quakers travel to New Haven, Conn. to take on Yale at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Written by Matt Kirsch, athletic communications assistant