Philadelphia, Pa. The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team defeatedVillanova, 3-2, this evening. Senior Lynzy Caton led the way for the Quakers with 15 kills and 2.5 total blocks.
"This was a really intense match," said Head Coach Kerry Major Carr. "The girls played with a lot of confidence to come back after the second and fourth games and in tight spots."
The Quakers (12-9, 5-5 Ivy League) won the first game, 33-31. Then the battle began, with the Wildcats (7-17,1-6 Big East) taking the next game 30-20 and Penn winning the third, 30-23. Villanova then won the fourth game, 30-19. The fifth game, however, was won by the Redand Bluewith a score of 15-13 after a hard foughtbattle on both sides of the net.
In addition to Caton's15 kills, junior Cara Thomason had 14 kills and 24 digs along with three service aces. Freshman Laura Black also had 14 kills for the Quakers. Sophomore Meredith Damore had a career-high 33 digs in the match.
Sophomore Adrian Semrau led the way for the Wildcats with 25 kills and 2.5 total blocks.
The Quakers are next in action onFriday, Nov.5, when they hostCornell in The Palestra at7 p.m..
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant