Providence, R.I. The University of Pennsylvania picked up its first Ivy League win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Brown this afternoon.
“We are very pleased with the win. This season we have been waiting for our confidence to catch-up with our skill level and today it did,” Head Coach Kerry Carr said. “Throughout the match we played with confidence and assurance that we were the team on top.”
After dropping a very tight first game, 30-32, to Brown (5-9, 2-1 Ivy League), the Quakers ( 7-6 1-2 Ivy League) bounced back to dominate the next three, 30-22, 30-22, 30-21. Junior outside hitter Cara Thomason recorded 37 digs and eight kills, while Michelle Kauffman tallied 19 kills. Freshman Linda Zhang and Anna Shlimak played very well for the Red and Blue, as Zhang finished the day with 11 kills and 16 digs, and Shlimak finished with 24 digs, seven kills and two service aces.
Penn is back at The Palestra next weekend for homecoming match-ups against Harvard visits Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and Dartmouth on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.