Volleyball Beats St. Francis (Pa.) 3-0

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PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers had 11 different players record kills, as they took down the Red Flash of St. Francis (Pa.) in three sets on Friday afternoon to improve to 9-2 on the season..

Four different players had at least five kills for Penn as sophomore Virginia Senf led the attack with nine kills, junior Julia Swanson had seven, and freshmen Amanda Pacheco and Lauren Davis each had five. The Quakers hit .270, while holding the Red Flash to a .136 attack percentage.

Penn got down 4-1 early in the first set, but quickly erased the deficit with a 7-1 run. St. Francis got back within two at 10-8 but the Red and Blue went on an 11-2 run to take a 21-10 lead. Both teams exchanged points, before a Virginia Senf kill ended the first set 25-13.

In the second set, the Red Flash held even with the Quakers early, tying it up at nine apiece. However, Penn took control midway through the third set with an 11-2 run to stretch the lead to 21-12. The Red and Blue finished with the 25-15 victory while hitting .406 with 16 kills.

Penn came out with a 4-0 lead in the final set. However, the Red Flash wouldn't go away, using a 9-1 run to take its largest lead of the match at 9-5. The Quakers slowly closed the gap, before an Anne Magnuson kill tied the score at 14.

It was back and forth for the rest of the way, as neither team was able to grab a lead greater than three. A Pacheco kill put Penn in position to end the match with a 23-21 lead, but St. Francis came back to tie it at 23 and take the lead at 24-23. Penn tied it at 24, but the Red Flash took a 25-24 lead.

The Quakers eventually got ahead at 27-26, on a Magnuson kill, but were unable to close it out, as St. Francis evened it at 27. A bad set by the Red Flash gave Penn a one point lead and freshman Ellie Radich clinched the 29-27 victory with a kill.

Junior Madison Wojciechowski led the Quaker defense with 21 digs, while Shannon Moody added seven. Senior Natalie Drucker added two block assists.

Penn returns to action at 7 p.m. to take on a Santa Clara squad which lost to Albany in the first match of the Holiday Inn HD Tournament.

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