PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team had its two-match win streak snapped on Friday night with a 3-1 loss at Brown. The Quakers fall to 5-6 in the Ivy League this season.
Inside the Numbers
Sydney Morton and Caroline Furrer put together standout performances for a Penn team that hit .199 and racked up 6.0 blocks. Sydney Morton notched nine kills and 37 assists, while Furrer piled up 12 put-aways and 19 digs. Hayley Molnar was the only other Quaker in double figures, recording 11 kills.
Kendall Covington and Zoe Macartney supplemented the rest of
the offense, combining for 15 kills. Rounding out the rest of the notable
numbers was Michelle Pereira with 18 digs and Courtney Quinn with five kills.
How it Happened
Brown put together its best set in the first, jumping out to a 7-3 lead and never looking back. The Bears stretched the advantage to 19-10, and finished off the Quakers by a 25-17 margin. Sabrina Stillwell and Payton Smith combined for 12 kills in the first-set triumph.
The Quakers responded nicely in the second set, answering an early deficit with ease. Tied 8-8, Penn rattled off a 10-4 run to take an 18-12 lead. An ace from Aimee Stephenson capped off the stretch, while a pair of kills from Morton fueled the run. While Brown stayed pretty tight in the set, back-to-back kills from Macartney yielded a 22-18 edge from the Red and Blue. Put-aways from Furrer and Covington finished off the frame at 25-19.
Brown rebounded in close third and fourth sets, playing the final points extremely well. The Bears jumped out to a 9-4 lead in the third frame, but the Quakers came back to tie the score at nine apiece. From there it was a battle, as six more ties eventually turned into a 19-19 score. Bruno closed strong with a 6-1 run to earn the third set, 25-20.
The momentum continued in the fourth set, as back-to-back kills from Shirin Tooloee capped off an early 12-7 edge. Another consecutive put-aways from Stillwell, followed by pair of Penn errors, supplied an 18-13 lead. Stillwell was back at it to end the final game, recording back-to-back kills to win the fourth set by a 25-19 margin.
The Quakers will take on Yale tomorrow at 5 p.m. for their final road match of the season.