NEW HAVEN, Conn. The University of Pennsylvania women's volleyball team (8-14, 5-6) was swept by Yale (18-3, 9-2) 30-24, 30-11 and 30-26, on Saturday.
The Quakers played steady to start out game one and although they fell behind 10-6, they reeled off three points. The scored remained close until Yale converted four kills in-a-row to go up 18-12. The Red and Blue did not have an answer for the Bulldogs offense which tallied 16 kills in the game.
Game two was all Yale. The Bulldogs got out to a 12-4 lead and used that cushion to cruise to the 30-11 win.
Despite falling behind early again, Penn scored four out of five points to cut Yale’s lead to 12-10. However, the Quakers were not finished there. They scored six straight points after a Yale kill to take a 15-13 lead. Penn used two Amy Starosta kills as well as kills from Laura Black and Kathryn Turner to tie the game. Then the Bulldogs committed an attack error to relinquish their advantage. The score went back-and-forth until Yale scored three consecutive points to go up 22-19. That lead proved to be enough as the Red and Blue could not come back.
Black lead the Quakers with 10 kills, while on defense she had one block solo and four block assists.
The Red and Blue travel to inter-city rival Temple for a non-league match on Wednesday Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. before their final three Ivy-League matches.
Written by Matt Kirsch, athletic communications assistant